Mandre is situated on mid west coast of north Dalmatian island Pag which is connected to the shore by the bridge.
Small berth and community of family houses within the deep pine forest, with inhabitants completely devoted to tourism. Therefore, in Mandre, you will find everything that you need for a pleasant family holiday. Since the town has developed in Maun Bay you will be allowed for safe berthing.
Since the Island Pag has been known by its sand and pebble beaches, Mandre is very convenient for families with children. On the other hand, Novalja is the next larger tourist town, 10 km far from Mandre and it has all the facilities and characteristics of developed tourist centre, sports fields and very rich cultural programmes.
The island of Pag seen from above has two Dinaric limestone ribs, of which the eastern one is cut by the Straits of Pag; the central part of the basin between the two ribs is covered by the sea, forming the Bay of Pag. Whipped mercilessly by the bura, the eastern coast of the island is higher, steeper and barer than the western coast where the mistral and the wind from the south blow. The landscape of the island is marked by the striking contrast between the bare cliffs and green pastures enclosed by stone walls on the one side, and the Mediterranean valleys on the other. On Lunski Peninsula, the cultivated olive groves are interspersed with clusters of wild olive trees.
LACE FROM ISLAND PAG: A part of this harmony is transferred in the needle work of the women of Pag. The unique beauty of the lace tells a story about the island of its origin, and the centuries' long wish of its people to preserve this beauty.
The lace of Pag, sewed by needle, traces its origins from the needlework of the eastern Mediterranean. Its quality equally matches the quality of the needlework of the neighbouring countries.
CHEESE FROM ISLAND PAG: The two qualities that distinguish Pag cheese from all the others are its solidity and saltiness. The essential oils give it specific taste and fragrance. On the island of Pag sheep graze on the hills where the grass is salted (salt being brought in by the Bora). Because of this kind of pasture, Pag cheese has a recognizable flavour.
The new cheese can be purchased during the first winter and spring months. The old cheese is rarely found because of the big market demands. The new cheese is much softer and tastes lighter than the old one. However, old cheese is very good grated. Pag cheese should be oiled, wrapped in a cloth and kept in a dark, airy place.