Krk island

Island of Krk
Island of Krk is situated in the Kvarner basin and it is the largest among 1246 islands in the Adriatic Sea. Its coast is rather indented so here you may se about 20 islets, cliffs and numerous natural pebbly beaches. There are about 68 villages on the island among which the most significant are the town Krk and resorts like Punat, Njivice, Baška, Dobrinj, Malinska, Vrbnik. You can also visit 2 lakes – Jezero and Ponikva and even three rivers. Since 1980, the town Krk is connected to the mainland by a bridge built on the initiative of the Yugoslav president Tito.

Krk is the administrative centre of the island and it encompasses 15 smaller villages.
It is a favourite destination of numerous tourists and it has a significant tourist offer. The most important cultural sites of Krk are the Courthouse from 1119. and a castle of Frankopan built in 12th century.. The city history dates back to 3rd and 4th century BC and then later on it becomes the settlement of Romans. The confirmation of this is the city wall which was once surrounding the town. Here you may also find the ruins of roman terms and parts of mosaic, then churches and houses of renowned noble families. Present cathedral was once a basilica made in 5th century but it was reconstructed and modified over centuries.

Punat is a tourist resort with a history dating back to prehistoric times. Legend says that that it owes its name to the lat. word pons – which means bridge. The village was mentioned in the scriptures as Villa di Ponte in 14th century. The inhabitants have always been skilled fishermen, but they worked in the fields as well and built ships in 19th century. Punat is know for a big marina but also as a tourist location where you can do numerous sports like mini-golf, diving, sailing and fishing underwater. Punat has a rich history the confirmation of which stand numerous historical monuments among which the oldest ones are the remains of Saint Peter’s church from 5th century, then church of Saint Jerolim and a Benedictine monastery from 11th century.

Njivice is a little fishing village situated on the island of Krk and a tourist destination of many foreign and local tourists. It the past, it was mentioned for the first time in 15th century in the documents of the count Ivan Frankopan, but other archaeological finding confirm it earlier existence. Today, its inhabitants work mainly in the fields or in forestry. Tourist services started to develop very early since a hotel was built there in the early 1930s. Besides the excellent accommodation, this charming little village has a lot to offer – magnificent sea, lovely trees and a pleasant climate. 

Baška is a lovely village on the Island of Krk which counts even 30 beaches. The most beautiful one is Vela plaža situated in the centre of Baška, right near the restaurants, pizzerias and coffee shops. Vela Plaža is almost 2 km long and it is ideal for families with little children or ones who cannot swim. Particularly clear sea and excellent facilities o the beach have brought the place a prize – the Blue flag. Namely, here you can rent all sorts of equipment for the beach and water sports. Lovers of history will find here numerous motives for exploration – Baška is known for Bašćanska ploča – the oldest inscription written in glagolitic alphabet in the early 11th century.

Dobrinj is an administrative centre which encompasses twenty smaller villages. Its history dates back to 12th century when it was mentioned for the first time in an inscription named Listina Slavnog Dragoslava. The most important cultural site of this lovely location is a church of Saint Vid from 12th century and a church of Saint Stephen.

Malinska is located in the bay on the northern part of the island. It is known for dense oak woods and in the past it was a port for the exportation of wood. This lovely tourist resort abounds in rich vegetation and magnificent sandy and pebbly beaches. The pathway along the coast is called the Path to Paradise (cro. Rajski put) for its natural beauty. Malinska has a significant history and it was mentioned for the first time in he early 145th century when a monastery and a church of Saint Mary were built. If you visit the museum you will see a rich ethnographic collection preserved over the centuries.

Vrbnik is a little village on he south-eastern coast of the island Krk. It is situated 48 m above the sea level and it is known for excellent wine called Vrbnička zlahtina. Near Vrbnik you can find a lovely beach situated in the bay of Saint Mark.


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