Island KrkPublished: 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.