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6 Must-See Things On Krk Island

20.05.2022.

Krk Island is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations in Croatia. Country’s biggest island is located just 150 km away from Zagreb, 250 km from Venice and 500 km from Vienna, and is easily accessible by highway or Rijeka International Airport. This convenient location, combined with natural beauty and centuries old history, makes Krk a true star of the Adriatic.

But apart from all this, Krk is also a very exciting destination with so many sights that one visit will probably not be enough. To make things a bit easier while planning your Krk holiday, we’ve listed 6 must-see things on the island!

Old town Krk

The town of Krk is one of the oldest settlements in the Adriatic, making it a great place for all history buffs. Legend has it that even the great Greek poet Homer wrote about the town in one of his epics under the name of Koureto. Today, the coastal town is a perfect blend of historical sights, lively restaurants and bars as well as many beaches. The highlight of the old town is the cathedral from 1186 and the neighboring Frankopan castle, which features the Venetian tower and ancient stone walls with views of the sea.

Biserujka Cave

Our next pick will take you underground! Biserujka is a gorgeous 110 meter long cave near Njivice. The cave is easily accessible and features numerous well-lit stalactites, stalagmites and calcite pillars, which make it an ideal spot for a visit for both adults and kids. The cave is also home to 6 endemic species, which you might see if you’re lucky. Just make sure to take a light jacket or a sweater with you, since the temperature in the cave is around 12oC all year round.

Immortelle plantation

One of our top picks is a visit to the immortelle plantation on the north of the island. This educational excursion will teach you all about production of one of the world’s most expensive essential oils, which is a key ingredient of many high-end beauty products. Apart from that, you’ll get to soak up the incredible scenery - seemingly endless fields of yellow immortelle plants, as well as the incredible view of the Krk bridge from the picturesque viewpoint on the estate. And all that while being surrounded by the intoxicating smell of this magical Mediterranean plant.

Zip line Krk

In case you are looking for a bit of adrenaline boost on your holiday, we’ve got just the thing for you. Zip line Krk is not your regular 30-second zip line - it consists of 8 different lines with a total length of 2 kilometers. You can expect a two-hour experience in which you’ll reach the speed of 80 km/h! Before the thrilling part of the visit, you will go through detailed training and introduction to the equipment to stay safe during the adventurous ride. Located on a hill above Baška, the zip line also features incredible views of the southern coast of the island.

Baška - Jurandvor - crkva sv. Lucije - bašćanska ploča

After the thrill of the zip line we suggest visiting the nearby town of Baška and its stunning Vela Plaža, perhaps the most famous beach on the island. While here, you can also check out the neighboring Jurandvor and church of st. Lucy, the place where the Baška tablet was discovered in 1851. This monument, dating back to 1100AD, is one of the country’s key historical landmarks, since it is the first written document in the Glagolitic script. While the original is well-kept in Zagreb, this small church features a realistic replica of the tablet.

Explore the hidden bays and coves

If big, crowded beaches are not your thing, we recommend renting a small boat and visiting countless bays and coves on the coast. This will give you an opportunity to see the hidden spots and experience a more private experience of the island. You will need an official license to operate a vessel, so if you don’t have one make sure to check out the alternative options for group or private boat tours with professional skippers. 

All this (and way more) awaits you on Krk, so start planning your trip today! For a perfect accommodation experience, explore our fantastic beachfront hotels Magal and Veya, located in the family-friendly town of Njivice.

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