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About Krk

The island of Krk is a tourist destination with a favourable geographical position, natural and cultural beauty. It is situated in the Kvarner bay between the peninsula of Istria in the west and the Croatian coast in the east. It is connected to the mainland via a Krk bridge. Surface area of 405.8 sq. km is making it the largest island in the Adriatic. It has a long and indented coastline with many coves,bays and natural harbours.

The climate is mild and Mediterranean and the average summer temperature is 26 ° C. The western part of the island is full of fertile fields and rich in lush vegetation and the eastern part of the island is real karst mountain. You might want to check griffon vultures which live on the steep and rocky part. Area was declared as ornithological reserve. Baren and rocky land is preserved on north area of island along with strong wind bura. Of particular interest in this area is the largest and most visited cave – Biserjuka.

Southern part of Krk is dominated by two parallel chains with the highest island tops. The highest peak is Obzova (568 meters), dominated by barren pastures fenced by pastoral drywall. Central part of Krk occupies most part of the island with many sinkholes, hills and fields. Agriculture developed in Vrnicka field and Dobrinsko field is overgrown with dense forest vegetation. Two lakes in the middle of island are protected as an ornithological reserve. On Krk Island you will discover 1,400 species of plants and unique plant Sweet Woodruff (world rarity).

Small towns on the island are Malinska, Krk (Baska), Krk and Omisalj. The main centre of the island is the town of Krk. City of Krk is the main centre of the island and the most interesting cultural and historic site. Krk town features cultural and historic attractions where visitors can tour the early-Christian basilica from the 5th century on the site of the Roman baths, city walls and streets, Frankopan castle and courthouse. You can feel the spirit of old times walking through very narrow streets.

Beneath the Big placa, the liveliest place in the city of Krk is hidden part of the multi-layered history of Krk. The Fishermen street that connects the small gate and the Feast of the plot is Roman mosaic that shows a mythological scene of Triton in the centre surrounded by dancing dolphins and other sea creatures. The city is surrounded by walls and you can enter it by four doors. In the city there are many apartments and rooms that provide a feeling of home. Guests will be delighted by the hotel in shady pine trees with campsites located right next to the beach.

One of the strong points of the Krk hospitality and tourism is the island’s cuisine. Fresh fish, shrimp, clams and many kinds, vegetables, macaroni are traditional Krk dishes offered on their menus around 100 Krk restaurants and other catering establishments. Taste sweet island dessert made from goat cheese. Local specialties can be tasted on traditional events – the days of wine Vrbnik, Fig Days in many restaurants and Black Sheep event in Baska.