Palic was first mentioned as Paly in 1462, when King Matthias presented the puszta to his mother. However, the settlement started to develop only in the middle of the 19th century when the medical effects of the clay and the water of the lake were discovered. Palic got its present look in the beginning of the 20th century.
Palic is near the Hungarian border, along the old E75 international road and the near the new A1 highway. It is 8 km away from Subotica, but these two settlements have almost grown together. The majority of the population works in Subotica, and only the smaller part grows fruit or lives from tourism.
There are many sights in this settlement. The typical buildings on the lakeside in Art Nouveau style had been built according to Marcell Komor’s and Dezső Jakab’s plans in early 1900s. Furthermore, there are beautiful family villas alike the Swiss cottages of those times. One of the most beautiful zoos in Serbia is also located in Palic, within hich there is and Adventure Park. The Aquapark was opened in autumn 2023. This settlement is the home of the Palic International Film Festival, of the traditional Harvest Feast and the Santa Claus’ Run as well.