There is a popular belief that
the destiny of the island of Krk is connected to the number 7. Indeed, it
was inhabited by the Croats in the seventh century, was successfully defended
from pirates seven times, the seventh prince from the Frankopan family was the
last prince of Krk, and today the island has seven urban centres. Thanks to its
exceptional cultural heritage, above all its Glagolitic monuments, including
the famous Baška Tablet, Krk is also known as the 'cradle of Croatian culture'.
The island's landscape is
particularly varied and includes quaint coves and valleys, fertile fields and
thick forests with sub-Mediterranean vegetation, but also barren karst
landscapes and mountainous areas, including (570 m), the highest peak on the island.
Krk is known for its karst ponds, a unique phenomenon created both naturally
and by human activity. These can be explored by following a new educational
The cove of Klimno on the
western side of the island of Krk is known for its medicinal mud. Krk has three
freshwater streams and two lakes, and features a network of hiking and cycling
trails which have a total length of 600 km.
The island of Krk is a great
place to visit at any time of the year: discover its vibrant towns and villages
and visit its ancient monuments, museums, and galleries. Breathe in its healthy
fresh air while walking along romantic seaside promenades or the wild rocky
shepherds' paths. Enjoy the magnificent tastes of the island's cuisine and
local wines. A variety of accommodation and dining options guarantee a pleasant
stay on the island of Krk.