"Krk - The Golden Island" Top 5 Page for this destination Otok Krk by KristaB

Otok Krk Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 508 photos

The largest island of the Adriatic Sea, Krk is situated in the Kvarner Bay in Northern Adriatic.

The island was inhabited since ancient times, since it is close to the mainland. In the 7th century, Croats joined Illyrian tribes who were already living there. Seven ancient castles became seven main cities: Krk, Omisalj, Malinska, Punat, Baska, Vrbnik and Dobrinj. Each of those seven areas has its distinctive dialect, local customs, folklore dances and costumes.

Since the island is connected to the mainland by the bridge, this is one of very few islands with population growing instead of declining, due to developing economy (tourism, shipyards, construction, farming). Rijeka Airport is actually situated on Krk Island, which serves as a great support to local tourism.

The town Krk is a "capitol" of this island. Lovely Mediterranean town, with old fortresses, beautiful church, narrow curvy old streets and very nice promenade along the waterfront.

During summer months, interesting cultural events taking place there, usually on the main square - concerts, folk-dances etc.

Wonderful atrium inside the fortress (center of the picture) hosts lovely concerts of classical music, jazz and other cultural events. Superb atmosphere, great acoustics.

Krk is famous for its olive oil, golden and tender in taste. Harvesting olives becomes more and more popular tourist attraction, and is accompanied with interesting gastronomic events.

Another Epicurean amenity of this island is Vrbnicka Zlahtina wine, white, dry, with rich bouquet that makes a fine accompaniment to local cuisine, focused on fresh fish, vegetables and lamb meat.

Krk is a great destination for active (diving, wind-surfing) or lazy holidays, for those seeking unspoiled nature as well for crowd-party fans.

The island was long ago christened the Golden, maybe for its sunsets, golden pebbly beaches, olive oil, wine, honey…

  • Last visit to Otok Krk: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 27, 2004
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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Olives, Wind dried meats and Lamb, with Vino of course ;-)))

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2010 at 3:00 AM

    pravkar sem bila par dni na Krku. Res lepo, skoda da nisem pogledala tvoje strani prej. Imej lepo poletje.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    Great tips!

  • Glorija's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2007 at 7:20 AM

    Baje grem letos tudi sama na Krk preveriti situacijo. Sem prebrala tvoje vtise in mislim, da mi bo vsec :) Sicer kako zivljenje? Kaksno vt snidenje kmalu? ;) Bodi fantasticno ... Spela

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2006 at 11:39 AM

    I hope you feel better soon....

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2006 at 3:03 PM

    You are right .. I haven't been to GC in ages, so no pages ... terrible oversight, isn't it? The Rockies end about Santa Fe (an hour north of here). Alberta has the northern Rockies. GC is about 7 hours west THEN north ... heli-skiing? YeeeeHaaaaaaa!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2006 at 2:28 PM

    looks like a stunning place to visi. cheers sb

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2005 at 7:06 PM

    Long time since I paid u a visit.....Nice updates...will return in 2006 for a better browse to rate your new stuff. Happy New Year! ":*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*.隐形的" TIM

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Nov 10, 2005 at 11:08 AM

    Zdravo! Nice Tips and Pages on the Island Krk..Thanks Jasen

  • INESMARIJA's Profile Photo
    Oct 4, 2005 at 1:12 PM

    Wonderfull photos. My parents live in Baska, and i always felt that is the best beach i ever been on. And the sea is so safe... after Caribeann sea...

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