North Adriatic
Island Krk

Island Krk

Published: 03.12.2014 u 20:58

Among the 1185 Croatian islands one is golden, the Insula Aurea - the island of Krk. Located in the center of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. The mild Mediterranean climate, favorable geographical position and diversity of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "golden island". Cultural heritage has given it another name - the cradle of Croatian culture, and at the beginning of the twentieth century it the "sixth continent".

Throughout the island goes through the 45th parallel, longest part 38, and the widest about 20 kilometers. The coast is around 190 km long. The closest mainland is only a hundred meters away and its neighboring islands of Cres, Goli and Rab; belongs to him and several islets (the largest Plavnik has 17 km, and a smaller islet just 400 meters long); has an unusually varied relief, climbing from the north towards the south-eastern part of the picturesque gentle coves and lagoons, along fertile fields and dense forests with sub-mediterranean vegetation, to the parts of bare limestone and real mountain landscape. On the island of Krk there are three streams and two lakes.

On the highest mountain top, Obzovi (570 m), visitors may forget that they are on the island. There is a very specific phenomena - eg. Simmering flora contains about 1400 species of land plants, nearly half of the total flora in Croatia. Unique plant "Barbašova woodruff" world is a rarity, growing in the world exclusively in the Baška bay.
Amongst its fauna rarities, bird species eg., Vary from eagles / vultures to the oriental steppe "vrškog cock". All this complex contrast of natural characteristics we should add a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters, cold continental wind from the northeast-bura and the humid south, and a pleasant summer breeze.

Literally, all roads lead to From the land - through the bridge; the sea, ships in ports or harbors, and ferries in Valbiska, from the air - by plane to Rijeka Airport near Omišalj.

Only 30 kilometers away from the island of Krk city of Rijeka - traffic, business, commercial, university and cultural center of Kvarner. No matter which path you choose, the arrival on the island of Krk, you'll find that the golden island is characterized by unity of diversity - a connection between present and past, present and archaic, legend and reality.
Since ancient times it is believed that the island of Krk vitally connected with the figure seven in the seventh century it was settled by Croats, seven times successfully defended from pirates, the seventh Frankopan prince was the last prince of Krk. Today the island of Krk has seven centers.

Discover our islet-its charms and wealth in every season: cruise through its beautiful and varied landscapes, visit the centuries-old monuments, museums and galleries. Breathe health walking the romantic promenades along the beach or wild sheep rock paths. Enjoy the magical flavors of Krk cuisine and delightful home-made wine. Take advantage of room for pleasure, which gives you the whole island in the fullness of his rich and varied accommodation, travel and catering services.

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Things to Do & See

  • Toc - Olive Mill

    Toc - Olive Mill

    Last rustic Mill was built of stone taken from nearby Roman ruins, probably in the 18th century. It contains a monolithic stone wheel, a press for crushing, and "oysters", stone vessels for keeping oil and various wooden containers.

  • Medical turism - Terme Selce

    Medical turism - Terme Selce

    Terme Selce is specialized medical institution that throughout the year their programs ordinary tourist facilities. Especially interesting is the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

  • Roman Fort Lopsica

    Roman Fort Lopsica

    The fort Lopsica divided the experts of opinion. Some claim that the Lopar was an old Roman fort, while others believe that it was medieval, Frankopan town. The remains of the ruins of the city Lopara were fairly well preserved until the eve of World War II.

  • The Chapel of St. Joseph

    The Chapel of St. Joseph

    The Chapel of St. Joseph was originally a shrine Baroque Church of St. Catherine. The church altar was built under the influence of Venetian masters who in these parts built Baroque "golden altars".

  • Fulfinum - Ancient Roman City

    Fulfinum - Ancient Roman City

    Fulfinum was a city veterans and wealthy merchants, who lived in a luxurious way. Terme, necropolis, aquqeductus, port prove this claim.

  • Cave Biserujka, Soline bay with drinking water and mud

    Cave Biserujka, Soline bay with drinking water and mud

    On the northern side of the island Krk, immediately after the bridge, the first road to the left, there is a small Cave Biserujka.

  • Istrian gastronomy

    Istrian gastronomy

    Istrian gastronomy will delight you with its variety and balance. Sometimes swaying shows its Mediterranean face, and sometimes what Continental easily adapt to the seasons, and round off a superb olive oil and more varieties of great wines.

  • Ucka Nature Park

    Ucka Nature Park

    Učka Nature Park covers an area of 160 square kilometers. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, we recommend climbing the highest peak of Učka - Vojak (1401 m).

  • Pazin Cave

    Pazin Cave

    A hundred meters below the largest and best preserved medieval castle in Istria, the largest Istrian plunges underground rivers Pazinčica the crater most striking examples of karst evolution in Istria and the wider area.

  • Canyon Vela Draga

    Canyon Vela Draga

    Vela Draga impressive canyon on the western slopes of Učka in which atmospheric processes over millions of years created a wonderful place in the Istrian Karst: amazing limestone towers that remain long in the memory and prove once again that the greatest architect - nature.

  • Ornithological reserve Palud

    Ornithological reserve Palud

    Istrian ornithological gem is located just eight kilometers south of Rovinj and some hundred meters from the sea. On an area of 210 hectares were recorded 219 species of birds, and has a multitude of cultural monuments.

  • Motovun forest - Istrian thermal

    Motovun forest - Istrian thermal

    Indigenous forest is extremely valuable in natural sciences, economic, cultural, historical and tourist and recreational site.

  • Bicycling in Istia

    Bicycling in Istia

    Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a long bike rides and explore the natural beauty of Istria. On the whole Istrian peninsula, from the mountainous parts to the coast extends even 60 bicycle paths.

  • Lim Bay - Romualdo's Cave

    Lim Bay - Romualdo's Cave

    Twenty minutes away by car, north of Rovinj, there is a flooded canyon in the karst - Lim Channel, also known as Lim Bay. Lim Channel is part of the 35 km long Lim Valley, which extends almost to Pazin, in the heart of Istria.

  • Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel St. Catherine is located in the green of a small park that is assumed to originate from the pre-Romanesque period.

  • North Adriatic

    North Adriatic

    Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a long bike rides and explore the natural beauty of Istria (North Adriatic). On the whole Istrian peninsula, from the mountainous parts to the coast extends even 60 bicycle paths


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