Otok Krk Travel Guide

  • where almost everybody goes !
    where almost everybody goes !
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Otok Krk Things to Do

  • Beaches

    Within walking distance from Baška, there are several smaller beaches that are at least as lovely as the main beach “Vela Plaža”. I've never visited any of them in the summer, but I imagine they're pretty crowded, especially the first in the row – Bunculuka, which is a part of Bunculuka Naturist Camp. In the winter, however, you can have it all to...

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  • Krk – Town

    The Cathedral of Krk and Saint Quirinus church form a complex. The church of Saint Quirinus has a bell tower with an angel playing a trumpet on the top. Inside there is an exibition of sacred art; you have to climb some stairs to go there. After your visit, you pass through a door and go downstairs where you get inside the Cathedral. This was...

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  • Activities - What To Do

    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...

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  • Baska

    Baska is a large village situated on the southern part of the island. It has a very long beach of peebles and sand named Vela Plaza. Along the waterfront there are lots of restaurants, cafes, ice cream parlours and souvenirs stalls. There is a small ethnoghraphic museum in Baska. I didn't find it very interesting. It takes fifteen minutes to...

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  • Destinations Around Island Krk

    This is the first village after crossing the bridge. It also is the location of the airport that serves Rijeka. Seems like a long distance, but I guess they were looking for a flat plain. Omisalj has one primary church and a smaller one we did not see. The main church; Marijina Usnesenja; called by us Parish Church of the Assumption, is right in...

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  • Museums & Galleries

    The Native Museum of Baška holds relics of a rich past, which have been diligently collected by the local people. The museum was opened in 1970, and contains an ethnographic collection of the Baska area. It displays folk costume, old vessels and cooking equipment.

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Otok Krk Restaurants

  • Crepes!

    I ate at this restaurant twice. Both times I had some very good palacinke (crepes). Their name is palacinke Riva and it is made of three crepes with finely grounded nuts, ice cream, some liquid chocolate and whipped cream. It was a complete meal in my opinion.This restaurant also serve pasta (noodles), njoki (dumplings) and various fish and meat...

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  • Konoba - traditional Croatian coastal...

    Konoba is the same as Italian Trattoria or Osteria, traditional local restaurant which offers daily fresh and well prepared food for resonable prices. Konoba "Šime" is situated in the old core of the town, overlooking the harbour of Krk.When in konoba you have to taste the local cuisine, especially the seafood. Regarding fish, the best is to trust...

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  • The ice-cream is of exceptional quality

    Slasticarnica indicates ice-cream shop, the right place for refreshing and delicious temptation in a hot summer days. I never think twice in front of such an shop-window, the question is shall I take big or biger one portion. Oh yes, I adore ice-cream eating it in the big quantities during the summer.Regarding ice-cream offer on the island of Krk,...

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Otok Krk Nightlife

  • Cafe-bar

    This cafe-bar is located on a small square next to the Tower Clock of Krk. It is the right place to take the position here if interesting in watching people or to see and to be seen. This square is a sort of meeting point, for both locals and visitors, and almost an ideal place for starting exploring the city, from here one can take all directions.

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  • Pub

    While sipping your cold drink in the pub, next to the Main Square and pedestrian at the town of Krk, enjoy in people watching

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Otok Krk Transportation

  • Krk Bridge

    You pay a pretty sizable charge to use the bridge-like $6. That seemed rather steep, especially since the bridge has existed since 1980. Not in the favor of tourists for a short day trip. Roads on the island can be rough and very winding. Besides that, a lot of areas was laying sewer/water lines, so only one lane may be open.

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  • Boat tour of the island

    Take a boat tour, starting from the town of Krk and all over the island and its settlements. It is slow motor boat sand you'll be able to enjoy in the beauty of the landscapes and shoting with your camera.There are also very small boats, in case the group is not bigger then five or six people.

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  • Boat lines

    There are regular boat lines from the mainland to Krk, starting from Rijeka, Kraljevica, Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski... Also, there exists lines in between island of Krk and neighbouring islands of Cres and Mali Lišinj.Traveling with the boat from and to Krk offers very scenic view at the beautiful landscapes around.See for the schedule at:...

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Otok Krk Shopping

  • Souvenirs

    Dakle, ako tražite drvene rode, odurnu keramiku koja izgleda kao da su je osnovci radili preko volje i kojesta od suvenir-smeca koje je uobicajena ponuda, svega toga ovdje nema. I do hope you'll find here something nice to remind you on island of Krk. Most of the souvenirs representing the local traditions and have been produced by the local...

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  • Souvenirs

    Kod nas postoji jedna losa navada u svezi s ducanima koji nude suvenire; ponajprije takvi ducani su jako lose uredjeni, nude odvratni kic koji se nikome normalnome ne moze svidjeti i zaposljavaju osoblje koje iznad svega antipaticno i nekulturno.Ovaj mali ducan suvenira u gradu Krku kao da je iz nekog drugog filma; lijepo je uredjen, nudja...

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  • Arts & handcrafts

    Hand made jewelery, small decorative items, paintings, sculptures, T-shirts and other lovely treasures. Lightweight sculptures by Zdravko Djerek, made of wire and paper, ships, surrealistic villages and fish floating in the air.

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Otok Krk Local Customs

  • Fishing at Vrbnik

    There exist long time tradition of fishing on island of Krk and the local fishermen are very skillful. The sea-water around the island of Krk is very rich of all kind of fishes and in particularly of scamps. Since the coastal part of the island is mostly rocky with numerous caves, it is the natural habitation of the scamps. This two fishermen, on...

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  • Rose garden

    It almost looks like a kind of competition towards the locals, who is going to cultivate the more beautiful roses.This one is the rose garden in Omišalj with unique colours of the flowers and of exceptional beauty. Too bad you cannot sniff at the roses, trust me, the flavour is unique.

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  • Flowers everywhere

    When strolling around the places of island of Krk, you'll noticed lots of flowers almost everywhere. Even the house looks poor, it's windows or onestep courtyards in front are decorated with care and love.

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Otok Krk Warnings and Dangers

  • Navigating into Punat bay 45' 01'N; 14'...

    Narrow passage, pay attention to small boats and swimmers. Max. speed 4 knots. Upon entering the bay, sail towards green tower, leave it on the starboard side, keep following green towers and proceed towards harbor/marina.Island Kosljun (inside the bay) is safer to approach by leaving it to the port side, because the channel has some shallow...

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  • Tourists Converge on the Small villages

    I noted especially in Krk that buses; like 6-8 while we were there make this a drop off point for a couple of hours. Being off season, I can only imagine how crowded it gets in the summer months

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  • Wind Blows VERY Hard in the BAy

    We came to the area during an overcast day, but not severe. Well, the next thing we knew is the little Citron we drove was being blown nearly out of the lane we were in. The white caps were definitely there. The picture does not accurately reflect the strong winds that effected our drive just south of Rijeka all the way to Krk in the south end of...

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Otok Krk Tourist Traps

  • Punat.

    Punat is a village some km. far from Krk town. The main reason to go there is to take a boat to Kosljun Island to visit the Franciscan monastery (read tip; Kosljun monastery).In Punat there are several restaurants, cafes and shops.

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  • In case of tumult

    Northern Adriatic, in particularly the Kvarner Bay, is famous for very strong north-eastern wind called "bura". Sometimes, especially in the winter time, this wind attain speed of over 180 km and the bridge has to be closed for traffic for security reason.I do not recall if this ever occured in the summer time.

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Otok Krk Off The Beaten Path

  • Veli mrgar – a stone flower

    Mrgar is an example of a dry-stone construction that is unique to the karst landscape around Baška. Some of these sheepfolds have been abandoned, some of them are still in use, and some have been recently renovated. In total, there are 10 of them on the Island of Krk, and 5 more on the nearby Island of Prvić. Its shape resembles a flower,...

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  • Dry-stone walls and sheepfolds near...

    One of the most impressive features of the Krk landscape are dry-stone constructions in the rocky landscape above Baška. Dry-stone walling, as an ancient building technique of using only stones and no binding material, was used to build constructions for various purposes, and the most prominent examples of such architecture are dry-stone walls...

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  • Canyon Vrženica

    Located southeast of Baška, this 4km long canyon was carved through limestone by small stream Vrženica. Except for several small pools of melted snow, the canyon was dry when we were there. I assume that it rarely fills with water, probably only after prolonged heavy rain. When it's dry, it's difficult to imagine the amount of water needed to cut...

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Otok Krk Sports & Outdoors

  • WATER-SKIING!!!

    And if you just love some traditional water sports acivities, water-skiing might be that lovely addition to your holidays by the sea.Can't lay on that towel all day, not good for your health! This ski-cable in Punat offers the whole service - you can rent the equipment and suit, and the instructor will help you if you've never tried this before....

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  • WAKEBOARDING!

    New sport for adrenaline junkies, I'm afraid my elder daughter got "infected", too!Great fun, you can just enjoy gliding and doing simple curves, but some get tempted into performing such acrobatic jumps!Well, this picture was taken during Croatian and Slovenian Championship in September 2004, so this guy is a real pro - you should not loose your...

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  • Baska - Beach Activities

    The main beach in Baska is cleverly named Vela Plaza - Large Beach. It is a very long pebbly beach with gorgeous views towards the continent. There are also many smaller beaches near Baska, some on the coast towards Stara Baska are a bit more difficult to reach - either by boat or on foot, but I think it's worth the effort if you don't like the...

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Otok Krk Favorites

  • Economy

    Why to use unnecessary letters? The funniest thing we found in this "not really seen" island was the name, without any vowel. The most practical was the port, that saved us a couple of hours of navigation, in a confuse start of our tour. It was supposed to start in Opatija, but the rain (?) forced some changes. No problem for us!

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  • Porat

    Porat is one of the smallest settlements on island of Krk but to me it is one of the most beautiful. Its small and very pitoresque harbour is undoubtelly one of the most attractive scenes on whole the island. It is unique place because there are no hotels here, only the apartments and private accomodations. Porat is strongly recommended to those...

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  • Njivice

    Njivice is one of the biggest touristic resorts and the fast growing places on whole the islnd of Krk. Actualy, the old core of the townlet is rather small and most of the characteristic stone houses have disappeared today. However, there is a beautiful stone house in the place, worth of your attention. It is probably the most beautiful stone house...

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Punat
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Vrbnik
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Monumets
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Kosljun Islet.
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The Cathedral of Krk.
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Baska.
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Omisalj
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Bunculuka and Jablanova beach near Baška
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Vrženica beach near Baška
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Storišće beach near Baška
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Bay of Mala Luka ("Small Harbour")
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Byzantine fortification Corinthia and Bosar
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Vela Luka bay („Big Harbour“)
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Kuntrep ornithological reserve
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Walk up to and across the „Moon Plateau“
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Sv Marak Cape with the ruined church
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Vineyards in the Vrbnik field
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Slivanjska Cove
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Biserujka Cave
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The pool of Diviška
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Porat - Samostan sv. Marije Magdalene
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the longest beach, sun, gravel and stone
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Biserujka Cave
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Omisalj-the church
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Vbrnik-Churches
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Vbrnik-Views of the Area
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Vbrnik-streets and Life
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Krk-Town Hall
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Krk-Town Views
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Krk-Frankopan Castle
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Krk-Cathedral Treasury
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Krk-the Cathderal
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KRUSIJA
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Vrbnik.
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Nice old town
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Recognition
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Anchor
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Foremast?
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Vela placa
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The Frankopan Castle
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