Activities - What To Do, Otok Krk
If you've ever visited Island of Krk, you have most likely tasted the wine called 'Vrbnička Žlahtina'. This excellent white wine ('Žlahtina' means 'noble') is one of the best wines in Croatia. The žlahtina grape is very specific variety as it is grown only in the vineyards in the Vrbnik fields.
So, why not pay a visit to the vineyards in the Vrbnik fields? There's a great marked walking path goes from Vrbnik through the fields (and can be extended all the way to Risika, or Garica, or combined with other paths in the area). Here you can find the map of marked walking paths from Vrbnik.
Biserujka is an underground cave above the Slivanjska Cove near Rudine. It's a relatively small cave (about 110m long), but has many interesting calcite formations in several halls. There's also a rich cave fauna - it's a home to at least 5 endemic species. According to a legend, a smugglers treasure is hidden somewhere in the cave.
Extra advice: the cave's temperature is about 13 degrees, which might sound as a great escape from the heat in the summer, but actually it can get uncomfortably cold after a couple of minutes, so take a light sweater or jacket with you (just in case you need it).
Biserujka cave is situated near village Rudine, on the northern side of the island Krk. It is 110 m long, with temperature always between 10 and 13'C and 80% humidity. The cave was opened for visitors at the end of 19th century, after numerous adventurers failed with their attempts to find treasure allegedly hidden there by some pirate from Senj.
Open in July and August from 10.00-19.00
June and September 10.00-17.00
April, May, October and November 10.00-15.00
Yep...parasailing..that's being lift up into the wind, caring a parachute (fortunately) and being dragged by a motor boat (hopefully all the time).
But after the second experience in Belek-Antalya-Turkey, the Krk method of "taking off" is very harsh in comparison - here you take off from the dock, slipping with your a** on the wood (wet..but still..), which is not a pleasant experience.
The other not so nice part of parasailing in Krk - that's landing. Which is very simple by all means. The boat stops and you drop (more or less) into the cold water .. brr... you can get the feeling.
By comparison, in Belek you will land smootly on the boat, not involving any water (of course, if your friends tell the sailor to wet you good, it will :)
Ok.. you can make a lot of sports there.. like waterskiing, and ride on speed-boat...
Or.. you can sit in one of those a dinghys pulled by speed-boats... As you can see on the pics.. just preparing to go!
Take goggles with you.. because of the salty water..
And take care of your bottom.. hehe...:-)))
This is that famous mud that cures all aches and pains, yeah. You can find it in two channels at the left side of the beach. Just step into the channel and dig through muddy water for that black stinky stuff. I was lucky to meet one older man who went digging for me and helped me apply it to my back. I felt much better, healthier, younger the whole afternoon, until my family decided I really need a shower. I did wash off most of it on the beach, but the water is so low there, you have to walk a long way from shore to reach deeper water in order to wash yourself, and your skin stays grayish and smelly until decent shower with soap.
When you got tired of the beach, go to the city harbour and pick one of the many local boat cruises, usualy organized by local agencies, using an older type of a boat like this one is. Its slow, yes, but very traditional, romantic, fun! It will take you along the coastline, visiting places along the way, perhaps some other islands nearby. These are usualy a day trips and sometimes, their agents will even visit you on the beach, offering leaflets and other related information, in short, lobbing you to join the tour! :-) Its ok, they are legitimate, they speak several languages, you are not asked to pay in advance, just sign in and show up on the boat at designated time!