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Towns to visit on the Island of Krk

With its rich Mediterranean flavor, ancient Romanesque charm, and magnificent beaches, it is no wonder that the Island of Krk continues to expand as one of the world's most popular destinations. The Island of Krk is divided into municipalities, each that feature their own unique appeal and charm. Each municipality has a main town (in the case of Krk, a city) that bears the same name as the municipality.

The City of KrkThe City of Krk, Croatia

The City of Krk is the island's capital and the main hub of activity for the region. Eateries abound and visitors can experience a variety of dishes that represent traditional Croatian and Mediterranean cuisine. You will experience ancient Croatia in its entire splendor as you stroll through Kamplin Square and view the magnificent Frankopan Castle. The main city square, Vela Placa, is the perfect background for cultural and artistic events whilst religious artifacts overlook the plaza as you stare up at the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Mary.


With mMalinska, Krk, Croatiaore nightlife, clubs, and discotheques, Malinska draws tourists with its active entertainment and beaches that are peppered throughout the city. It also features the Chapel of St. Nicholas, The Parish Church of St. Apollinaris, and Third Order Franciscan Monastery. Ancient wonders are sure to please, as you visit the museum located inside the monastery. While more antique treasures await. It was in Malinska, that the original document of Croatian language, the Baska Tablet was discovered. Traced back to the year, 1100, it was found in the Church of St. Lucy. Today, the tablet resides at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. From cathedrals to museums, you'll enjoy of wealth of history and cultural experiences when visiting Malinska.

Baska Baska, Croatia

Baska is home to some of the world's most exquisite beaches, and is definitely the Island of Krk's most popular tourist attraction. With nearly thirty beaches situated in Baska, with the world renowned Rajska being one of them, Baska is the most popular destination in the entire Adriatic coast. You'll enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean while visually experiencing the breathtaking splendor of the turquoise colored Adriatic Sea. In addition to the unparalleled beauty of the beaches, you can also experience Baska's impressive architectural features. These include St. John's Church, St Lucy in Jurandvor, and Holy Trinity Church.


Omisalj, Krk, CroatiaOmišalj has the distinctive pleasure of being the oldest town on the Island. Founded by the Romans, Omišalj still bears the world famous structures such as The Parish Church of the Assumption and the Basilica. One of the most striking architectural delights that you will enjoy while journeying through Omišalj, is the old castle or Omišalj Castle. The appeal of Omišalj is definitely found in its antique charm and architectural majesty. The castle stands proudly overlooking the Bay of Kvarner and you will find that the view is one of the authentic Mediterranean. Omišalj is also home to several beaches, all of which are family friendly. When visiting the Island of Krk, Omišalj is one site you won't want to miss.


Punat, once renown for shipbuilding, is now one of the largest tourist attractions in the entire Island. With its idyllic beauty and mild weather, Punat is also revered for its top-of-the-line marinas. For those familiar with the beauty of the Adriatic Sea and its glorious coastline, Punat is a must see attraction. Of course, the marinas are the number one attraction for they are open year round and are host to many famous events such as the Croatia Cup Regatta and Olive Days. Visitors and residents enjoy wonderful water based sports and recreational activities such as diving, swimming, boating, and an aqua park. The terrain is rich and lush and the ground is alive with the Mediterranean staple, the Olive Tree. The climate is slightly higher in Punat than in the surrounding municipalities, and Punat enjoys more pleasant and warmer days than the other islands. Some of the most impressive architectural structures in Punat include, The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity and Church of St. Dunat.

Dobrinj Dobrinj

Ancient charm and grace is what you will find when entering Dobrinj. Rolling hills, ancient threshing presses, Romanesque architectural churches and historic villages all comprise the municipality known as Dobrinj. Some of the most impressive buildings include the Bell Tower from Saint Anthony's Church and Gallery, The Parish Church of St. Stephen, and the Church of the Holy Trinity. You'll enjoy strolling through this picturesque village and experiencing this taste of Mediterranean history first hand.


Vrbnik is another beautiful depiction of the ancient Mediterranean. Seated upon a cliff, Vrbnik is known for its beautiful cathedrals. The most famous of these include the Parish Church of the Assumption that was established in 1325 and the renaissance Bell Tower. Other featured attractions include the Chapel of St. John and the Vitezic Brothers Library. The library holds over ten thousands books and is a hot spot for divers, who frequent the alluring Vrbnik Cave. Vrbnik is also known for its wine, Zlahtina, and you are sure to experience local wine testing while in Vrbnik.


On the western side of the island of Krk, on a hill about a mile from the coast, is the historic village of Brzac. This picture postcard village is characterised by old stone houses some of which are over 300 years old. Largely untouched by tourist developments and protected as a rural area, the village of Brzac has a glorious view to the sea and the island of Cres opposite.

Brzac offers a glimpse of life as it once was – small farm holdings surrounded by stone walls; flocks of sheep herded to their grazing land first thing in the morning; friendly villagers who take the time to say "hello" to each other as they pass by in the street; young children roaming freely around the village; the local menfolk playing the Croatian equivalent of 'boules' every Saturday and Sunday evening in the centre of the village; fishermen returning with a fresh catch early in the morning and the locals dressing up in their best clothes on Sunday for a visit to the local church. You can buy home made sheeps cheese direct from the locals or fresh fish straight from the fishermen if you get up early enough!

The coast is easily accessible from the village and takes less than 5 minutes by car, or about 25 minutes on foot. You can either take the road to Glavotok where a XIV century Franciscan church and monastery can be found, or take a narrow road to the bay of “Vela Jana” with its small and peaceful marina, where most of the local fishermen moor their boats. If you happen to have your own boat, however small it is (even a rubber dingy would do!), then you have access to numerous pebbly bays and inlets located between Vela Jana and Glavotok. These small and secluded bays are usually filled with sun lovers on a first come first served basis – if you see people or a boat in one of bays, then just move on to the next empty one and enjoy the sun in peace!

This is a vegetation rich area and new house building is strictly controlled so as to preserve both the existing countryside as well as the rural feel of the village itself.

Brzac and its neighbouring village of Milohnic, only half a mile away, appear to be a world away from the buzzy tourist resorts of Malinska and Krk town. And yet the lively coffee bars, restaurants and shops of these towns are only 10 minutes car drive away. Brzac offers the perfect place to get away from everything and yet is still close to all the tourist offerings available on Krk.





























































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