Krk - island Krk

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Krk, on the similarly named island of Krk, also known as the "Golden Island", is a city with an exceptional history and culture. The town of Krk is known for its rich cultural heritage and for the fact that it is dominated by a magnificent cathedral complex. Other historical sites include: the church of Our Lady of Health, the Franciscan monastery and church of St. Francis, St. Clare Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and church of St. Mary of the Angels, an early Christian basilica of the Assumption, Frankopan castle, Kamplin square, monastery and church of St. Lawrence, dual church of St. Quirinus and St. Margaret, the city walls, etc. The local economy is based on fishing, shipping, shipbuilding, agriculture and tourism.

The city is rich with sandy and pebble beaches, regulated since the 20th century and have received numerous "Blue Flag" awards, which testify to the purity of the sea. The most famous beach is called Lukobran. Beaches often offer entertainment tailored to different age groups (children's park, volleyball...). Sports fans can play tennis, soccer, volleyball, basketball, or enjoy hiking and biking trails that stretch along the 300 km length of the island. In summertime, the Festival of folklore and numerous events such as the Krk fair, the naval battle spectacle, treasure hunting and tourism day where you can enjoy the specialties of this region (cheese from Krk, ravioli, figs, cooked lamb, sardines in a sauce and numerous other fish delicacies).

Did you know? The founders of the city were Illyrians from Liburnian Curicta tribe, this name means “those that inhabit the island of stone”. It is in their honor that the city got its Roman name Curicum (Splendissima civitas Curictarum = Glorious city Krčana, an inscription found on an ancient tombstone from the 4th century). By shortening this original name, over time we arrived to the current name of this Croatian island and the city: Kark, Kerk to Krk .

Be sure to visit

Frankopan Castle: Located on the Kamplin square. Throughout history, the castle played an important role in the defense of the city, and today is used for cultural manifestations.

Cathedral: Along with the Frankopan Castle it is the most distinctive motif of Krk. It is an early Christian basilica built in the 5th century on the site of Roman baths.

The city walls and streets: The core of the city is outlined by defense walls and within them are intertwined typical narrow streets of the Croatian coast, where one feels peace and the spirit of old times even at the height of the season. The structure of the walls is uneven because some parts were constructed in different periods. The earliest and most valuable information about the walls was found in 1848, during the demolition of the walls near the former town hall, and is an inscription carved in a rough piece of limestone.


Krk streets are transformed into a music stage during the summer time. The spirit of the old town features various jazz festivals, vocal ensembles and dance groups as well as many folk festivals. If you are more attracted to dancing and nightlife, you can choose from a number of coffee bars and clubs.

Krk Fair – a three-day festival with various events, four stages and two hundred booths in the open

Naval Battle – a spectacular reconstruction of the battle between a pirate ship and the merchant princes on a galley

Eko, ethno and wine festival - a fun event that takes place outdoors in the heart of the historic town of Krk. Eco, ethno and wine festival is based on the most elite agricultural product - top quality wine.

Spring on wheels - an event that takes place in early May, includes three guided tours - cycling, tour on scooters and tour on quads - and a mini fair of two and four wheelers on the Krk waterfront.

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  • Fabulous 4.2

    Gorgeous sea, clear water, great for swimming and snorkelling. Nice old town with marble alleys and surprise squares. Restaurants and bars all good, lovely seafood and good local wine. Not many English people there (a good thing) but waiters and shop staff have good spoken English in general. Didn''t seem expensive.
    The town is small, and you may have to queue for a restaurant in the evening. It feels like it could do with 2 or 3 more places to cope with demand in high season.

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