The island of Krk is located in the center of the Kvarner bay, near the island of Cres. It is the largest island in the Adriatic Sea, as well as the largest island in Croatia. The island covers a surface of 405,78 km2. Krk is the northernmost inhabited island of the Mediterranean. It is characterized by a mild Mediterranean climate, clean environment, clear sea and the diversity of natural and cultural beauties. Because of its rich cultural heritage, the island has been declared the cradle of Croatian culture. Krk has a versatile relief which consists of mild coves, fertile fields, thick forests, as well as the highest peak – Obzovi (570m). There are three streams and two lakes on the island. Krk is only 30 km away from the busy, business, trade and cultural center of Kvarner – the town of Rijeka. It is connected to the mainland by the Krk bridge. There are seven centers on this beautiful island: Baska, Dobrinj, Krk, Malinska, Omisalj, Punat and Vrbnik.
The main island center is the town of Krk, the core of which is situated within the walls which used to serve as protection from the invasions. Everyone can find something for themselves in the town of Krk. Get to know the former way of life of the population of Krk, visit the folklore museums with ethnographic and sacral collections, numerous galleries and a library. History lovers can see countless cultural heritages such as the Krk cathedral, Frankopan castle, sacral complex of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the 5th century, Kamplin square, St. Dunat church as well as other monuments. Baska tablet – the oldest Croatian Glagolitic monument was discovered in the early Roman church of St. Lucija in Jurandvor near Baska. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy diving, cycling trails, footpaths, miniature golf, table tennis, sailing, beach volleyball, basketball, water skiing, parachute ride, as well as numerous other activities. The island of Krk offers a wide selection of tours, so you can explore every place on the island, old town cores, surrounding islands and the very popular Biserujka cave, rich with an underwater gallery of amazing calcite columns. The island of Krk offers a rich nightlife for the younger population with numerous bars and clubs which offer a wide selection of music.
The easiest way to reach the island of Krk is by car, over the Krk bridge, or by a plane to the airport near Omisalj. Regular boat lines have been cancelled a while ago, but most of the tourists come with their private yachts or organized larger ships.
The island of Krk is marked by the number seven. The Croats inhabited the island in the 7th century, the last prince of Krk was the seventh prince from the Frankopan family, the island defended successfully from the pirates seven times, today the island has seven centers.
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