Island Krk is located in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea and, next to its neighbouring island Cres, the largest island in the Kvarner bay. Krk has one of the most indented coasts among the Adriatic islands with its numerous bays, coves, cliffs and natural harbours that line its long coastline. In terms of transport infrastructure, the island is connected with a bridge to the mainland, numerous ferry lines to neighbouring islands and with the rest of the world by regular and charter flights via Rijeka Airport that is located near the island’s settlement Omišalj. Due to its excellent connections and its exceptional beauty and rich tourist offer, the island of Krk has quickly developed into Croatia’s leading tourist destination.
The first settlements on the island, such as the caves on the edge of Baška draga and Vrbnička cave, date back to the Neolithic, and from then on the island has been continuously inhabited. The island’s first known inhabitants were the Liburnians. The Romans founded Curicum, today's town of Krk, and Fulfinum, today's Omišalj. The marks of Krk’s long history can be witnessed in the walls, baths, ancient villas with floor mosaics, castles and numerous sacral monuments. The inhabitants of Krk proudly preserve their ancient tradition with their folk costumes and traditional crafts, but also with the charming Chakavian dialect and numerous folk songs. The Baška tablet from 1100 was discovered in Jurandvor near Baška and represents a precious stone artefact of the Croatian language written in the early Croatian Glagolitic alphabet.
As one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic today, Krk features many tourist centres like Punat, Malinska, Njivice, the town of Krk and Baška. All lovers of active holidays will appreciate the challenges of nearly 300 kilometres of hiking and biking trails all over the island. Particularly interesting are the islets off the coast of Krk: Prvić, which is a famous ornithological reserve, the quiet island of Košljun with its Franciscan monastery and island Plavnik that attracts visitors with its popular cave. The most picturesque places on the island are Baška that is known for its beautiful sandy beach and Vrbnik, the homeland of the sweet wine Vrbnička Žlahtina that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. It is widely known that a good drop must be accompanied by a good bite, therefore we recommend to try the island's lamb, which is best in the spring, homemade cheese and prosciutto, as well as the famous hand-made pasta called Šurlice. Krk offers a variety of seafood delicacies, such as fresh fish and shrimps from the Kvarner bay prepared in the buzara style. Complete your gastronomic experience with sweet traditional pastry like kroštule and fritters. Settle comfortably in one of the island’s many apartments, holiday homes and villas and indulge in the charms of the island of Krk.