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Krk is a unique island in many respects, attracting our attention with its exceptionally rich history, culture and natural beauty. It forms a harmonious whole with all the features that distinguish it from the area in which is located and therefore itis sometimes called "a continent" (...)
Krk is located in Kvarnerski zaljev (the Quarner bay), in the immediate vicinity of the city and the port of Rijeka. Although it is located in the north, the Mediterranean climate gives it warm summers and mild winters which is one of its important tourist trump-cards.
Most Croatian islands are not well connected with the mainland (there are too few boat lines), which is not the case with this island. Krk can be reached from various sides: from the sea (by boat or swimming), which is fairy obvious because all the islands are sorrounden by the sea (...); from the mainland - because after the construction of the bridge, Krk practically became a part of the mainland (with a suitable toll for crossing the bridge); and from the air, because Rijeka airport is located on Krk, near Omišalj. (...)
Njivice is located on the north-west coast of the island of Krk, about ten kilometres from the bridge. Today it is a developed tourist place with all the necessary facilities. Owing to the large, recently built accommodation facilities, this otherwise small fishermen and farmer's place is exceptionally lively with numerous tourists during the season. In addition to the well preserved nature and mild climate, you will be welcomed by numerous opportunities for a quality holiday, various sporting and recreation facilities and of course, a good selection of food and drinks. You will find everything that nowadays attracts numerous guests to choose this place for their vacation. (...)
Malinska is located in a wooded bay on the west coast of the island, in the region called Dubašnica (based on dub, a Croatian word for the common oak), made up of 19 smaller settlements. (...) It is interesting that this is the only region on the island that did not have an urban centre.(...) The present -day look and the facilities in Malinska are only a continuation of a good tradition of the place that initiated tourissm on the island. One could say that Malinska is hedonistic capital of the island, as everything is dominated by tourist facilities, rest, good food, rich night life... Owing to the high accommodation capacities, the place is very lively during the season, while its diverse attractions draw guests, especialy young people in search of good time, also from other places of the island. before and after the season the entertainment is more moderate, so that there tend to be more people who enjoy quiet walks and active rest.. you can set off on a bike ride down the road to Porat opposite malinska, or up the coast rowards Njivice. On both sides of the port there are developed and partly paved beaches with diverse attractionsrelated to the water but not only water.(...)
While many nowadays larger and more important cities were still part of nature, the urban centre of the island was the city of Krk even 3000 years ago. (...) Splendidissima civitas Curictarum - the most splendid city of the people of Krk - is the inscription on an ancient tombstone from the 4th century. Just as it was described long ago, it has remained so splendid right up to today.. As opposed to many other places (...), Krk has managed to preserve itsheritage and presents it bravely today.
The bathing beaches on Krk were developed from the beginning of the twentieth century, whilst some beaches have only been built in the past few years. From the town harbour along the breakwater towards Ježevac, is one of the newest beaches, and the partially concrete beach attached to the campsite continues from there, followed by several more more landscaped beaches. Further along the coast there are small natural sandy and rocky beaches accessible to anyone who makes a little affort to walk a few kilometres along the coastal paths. On the other side from the way out of the old town there are several bays where the first bathing beaches were built beneath the hotels. The concrete coastline and the sandy ground in the bays attract a large number of bathers in the summer. On the first beach you can rest with a view over the old walls of Krk. Dražica is the second bay, sorrounded by many pine trees and hotels, and further along there are small beaches and bays right up to the nudist camp, after which is the Prniba peninsula. (...)
You have to experience Vrbnik. it is hard for any description to conjure up the architecture of the tiny, winding streets of this celebrated town. The people of Vrbnik settled on a 48 m high rock, and over the centuries built every pathway, staircase or house to fit together in the harmonious whole of today's Vrbnik. Imaginative architectural forms and the peace that rules here make this an ideal place for lovers of canvas and paintbrush, who will have no problem finding inspiration here. If you have this kind of tendency - here is just the right place for a holiday or outing. (...)
An area famous for vineyards in Vrbničko polje, which one passes through on the way in to the town. Where are the vineyardsthere is also the wine(...). And what wine! It is called Vrbnička žlahtina and thanks to a few local producers it is well known in Croatia(...)
(...) Punat ... (is) a small town situated in the wide and protected bay of the same name. Thanks to its favourable location, it is well known for its unique marina, the largest on the Adriatic.
Besides the marina(...) this is a region with deep roots in agriculture and olive growing, and the only oil works on the island producing high quality olive oil is located in Punat. (...) Over the past few years tourists have been invited to take part in the olive harvest.
On the landscaped beaches, whether with gravel or partially in concrete, to be found towards the way out of Puntarska draga, there is probably the greatest number of attractions and recreational activities linked to the sea on offer on the entire island of Krk. Here there are cafes, water slides, beach volleyball, table tennis, boats for hire, water scooters, parachutes... If you are good in water-skis you can easily have a great deal of fun, for (...) ski -lift which is right on the road at the bottom of Puntarska draga.
If you are bored with all the attractions and modern entertainment, the sea, salt and crowds of people... peace, quiet and a beautiful view may be found on one of the marked footpaths above Punat.
The small island of Košljun is a unique cultural and historical site which one should be sure to visit during one's stay on Krk. There is a Franciscan monastery on Košljun where the monks have hidden valuable items collected over many centuries and kept them until the present day.
Source: The Island Krk