The age of Aquarius runs parallel to the rise of Croatia as an independent nation. Established as a prime club by Lake Jarun in Zagreb in the earliest days of techno here, Aquarius has kept ahead of the field musically since 1992, establishing this beachfront venue at Zrće a decade later. Aquarius-on-the-Adriatic makes perfect sense, a seaside dance club with a quality sound system run by people who know what it takes to make a great party. Beach bar and eaterie by day, this open-air, two-floor nightspot comes into its own after dark, its agenda of big-name domestic and international DJs complemented by the co-hosting of the Hideout and Sonar festivals, and the newly established Area 4 Festival in July. Aquarius also caters to VIPs with comfortable, waterside cabanas, a new feature of the 2017 party season.
The Croatian Ibiza, Zrće beach by the resort town of Novalja is home to the best Pag clubs and nightlife, attracting partygoers from across the country and beyond. Throw in festivals such as Sonus, Hideout and Fresh Island, and you’ve got high-octane fun, all summer long. Read our festival guide for the low-down.
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