STARA NOVALJA - ISLAND OF PAG
STARA NOVALJA (44° 36'N; 14° 52'E), village (pop. 234 in 1991) in the small bay of the same name on the NE coast of the island of Pag.
Approach: Landmarks: the quadrangular white tower on a base (white light) on the N entrance of Deda point, the hill of Veli vrh (131 m) opposite Deda point and the buildings on the NE coast of the bay.
Mooring: The bay is sheltered from the bora and the sirocco. The sea in it is not dangerous. Vessels drawing up to 3.5m can moor on the end side of the L-shaped mole just off the village. The best anchorage for larger vessels is S of Drljanda cove, NW of Stara Novalja (depth 2738 m). A good anchorage for smaller vessels is in the NW part of Drljanda cove, E of the entrance to the cove. It is a good shelter from the bora and the sirocco. With the bora blowing, anchor bows-to SW and secure to the coast bearing NE. The mole in Drljanda cove is reserved for the carferry.
Car-ferry line: Stara Novalja (only during the storm) - Prizna (mainland).
Sights: Ruins of walls dating from ancient times, a necropolis dating from the late Roman period, ruins of the Pre-Romanesque church of Sv Kriz (Holy Cross).