Krk, Croatia: a Tourist Guide to the Island
It’s the biggest island in the Adriatic, and the most visited, but the chances are you might not have heard of Krk, Croatia’s most diverse and accessible island. It’s the northernmost island in the Adriatic, and it’s connected to the mainland by a bridge, making it incredibly easy to get to when you’re on holiday in Croatia. But what is there to do, and how do you get there?
What to do in Krk Island, Croatia
Visit Krk and you’ll soon see why it’s considered one of the best Croatian islands. Famed for its Mediterranean atmosphere, there’s so much to do here, from wonderful beaches to relax on to upbeat nightlife.
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If it’s culture you’re interested in, you’ll enjoy exploring the island’s delightful old towns, such as Baska, Punat and Malinska. At the ancient town of Omišalj, you’ll find beautiful views from its clifftop position, and the same goes for Vrbnik, where you’ll notice the area’s abundant vineyards.
The city of Krk has plenty of historical points of interest, from the 13th century Frankopan Castle to its millennia-old walls and majestic Cathedral. Villages such as Brzac give you a taste of rural Croatia if you’re after a quieter cultural experience. Hiking and cycling are great ways to explore thanks to a 300km network of walking and cycling paths that crisscross the island.
Getting out into nature is a must when you’re on Krk Island. You’ll find delightful little bays and Blue Flag beaches that make perfect spots for swimming and snorkelling. Check out the spectacular Biserujka Cave above Slivanjska Bay on the north of the island, and head to Soline to bathe in mud renowned for its healing powers. If you’re into watersports, you can also enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities such as jet skiing and water skiing while you’re on Krk.
How to get to Krk island
The good news is that it couldn’t be easier to get to Krk Island. Simply drive across Krk Bridge from the mainland if you’ve rented a car (note that there’s a toll – read more about this here), or you can hop on a bus. You can also fly to Rijeka Airport, which is near Omišalj, and there are ferries to the islands of Rab and Cres should you wish to explore some other islands while you’re in the area.
Why not add Krk Island to your itinerary if you’re wondering what to do in Pula or thinking about the best things to see in Rabac? It’s easily reached from Rabac and Pula, so if you’re hopping on the Venice-Pula ferry, be sure to pay Krk a visit as well.