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The landscape of the whole Pag island and of the sorroundings of Novalja was shaped by wind - bura (bora). Bora doesn't allow the growth of tall vegetation and as it rises tiny cristals of salt from the sea to the shore, only the aromatic mediteranean herbs can grow, being adapted even to the windiest regions. According to research some parts of Pag island are windy 350 days per year. Thats why Pag partlially looks like the surface of the Moon, but streaked during the centuries by its many dry walls.

Pag triangle

Nearby Novalja, towards Metajna, more precisely on the peak Velo tusto čelo, you can see an interesting megalithic phenomenon, the Pag triangle. It is a perfect isosceles triangle (32x32x22 m) forming a print in the stone that looks like it was made by an flatiron. Some interpret it as a natural phenomenon, while others connect it with paranormal activities. This interpretation became popular in the '60-ies, when eyewitnesses started to claim they've spotted weird triangular shaped objects flying over Pag - UFO's. Another interpretation explains this sight as the remains of a dwelling from the Mesolithic era, similar to some found along the< Dunav river, and dating back to the farthest of times.


The sinking of the ancient roman site Cissa (today Caska) is also one of the mysteries of Novalja's surroundings. According to the oldest legends, Cissa sank in just one day, when the whole city suddenly disappeared under water along with its population and, as legends says, its huge treasure. Scientific researches proved that Cissa was truly destroyed in one day, but during an earthquake, that also damaged Zadar's forum in 326 A.D.