Island Krk

Island Krk

Island Krk  is situated in the north Adriatic Sea in the bay of Kvarner Primorje.
It is the biggest island in the Adriatic sea and since 80′ it is connected to the land by bridge.

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Island Krk is well known in the world.

It is surrounded with one of the purest seas in the world, and beaches have 14 blue flags.

The seawater is shallow and suitable for families with children. The interesting fact is that you can walk in the seawater for a few hundred meters, and the sea only reaches your knees. Precisely for this reason, it is favored by young people. It offers the possibility of good fun…from picigin (a sports game played by several players in a circle who pass a small ball around, keeping it in the air and out of the water for as long as possible) to beach volleyball. In fact, the beach has two volleyball courts, and a small football court.

Healing mud can be found  on the west side of the Klimno bay. Many people gain great satisfaction from the efficiency of the healing mud and  come back to this resort. This particular type of healing mud is used for curing gout.

Since ancient times it is believed that the destiny of the island of Krk is connected to the number seven: it was inhabited by the Croatian people in the 7th century, it has survived attacks by pirates seven times, the seventh nobleman from the Frankopan family was the last Prince of Krk. Today the island of Krk has seven centers.
Krk has many tourist town: city Krk, Malinska, Omišalj, Punat, Baška, Njivice…

The city of Krk is the administrative, political, economic and religious center of the island. In the city You can see the complex of cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption which dates from 5th century.  In the Franciscan Monastery together with the church of Our Lady of the Assumption is a valuable library, an ethnographic museum and permanent exhibition of sacral art.
Kamplin square with the Frankopan family caste and the Quadric tower date from the 12th century.

The city of Baška has a Roman church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor, a holy place for Croatian national history and culture. The Baška panel can be found in the church and is the most important monument of the Croatian language and literature, written by using the Croatian  Glagolitic alphabet (around 1100.). An exhibition area has been set up close to church.
Near the bay of a town Punat is the small island of Košljun (6.5 ha),  a forest nature reserve and cultural monument.
An ornithology reserve (on the island of Prvić and the north-eastern, steeper part of the coast of the island of Krk) is the most northern habitat of Griffon vultures in the coastal zone. The Griffon vulture is a rare species of local fauna, which reaches sexual maturity when it is five or six years old, and the female only lays one or two eggs.

Gastronomy

The Krk’s cuisine is Mediterannean.   Home made olive oil and herbs found on the island  are always used in the preparation of island dishes.
Fresh fish, scampi and other shellfish are still  prepared today  by the old recepies, as well as lots of vegetable dishes. A holiday lunch  almost always includes a   home-made pasta (šurlice, macaroni, gnocchi) with different sauces. Krk lamb, home-made sheep’s milk, cheese and smoked ham are one the best known specialites.
Make a toast with Vrbnička žlahtina, and if you wish to take a “gastronomy souvenir” from the island let that be the home-made brandy or dry figs.
And remember: if islanders offer you brandy and dry figs, they are wishing you an honest welcome and as legend says, it predicts  a long and happy life

Accommodation on the island

On island You can find small private hotels, tourist villages, hotel complexes and private apartments for every budget. What ever kind of accommodation You chose, You will enjoy in the hospitality of all islanders.

 

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