Island of Krk – excursions and nearby destinations

Whichever settlement on Krk you choose for your stay be sure to visit other spots on the island. The island is not special solely for its natural beauties and clean sea, but also stands out because of its cultural heritage so you can spend your day in sightseeing old churches, chapels, strolling down narrow streets and squares passing through old town cores after which you might want to visit some of the taverns and restaurant and enjoy the domestic specialities and wine or be a part of some of the local feasts or cultural events.

All of the island settlements are connected with regular, local coach lines. So now that you have a way for moving around, take a look at the little church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor next to Baska where the oldest written monument on Croatian language was found – Bašćanska ploča. Visit the magnificent cave Biserujka near Njivice, which will astonish you with its rich and well preserved interior, take a stroll in the vineyards in Vrbničko polje where the autochthon wine sort vrbnička žlahtinis cultivated. The mentioned wine you can taste in one of the wine cellars, or you can go to the Soline cove and take a bath on the beach or even dip your toes in therapeutic mud. If you are in need of a peaceful vacation, away from the crowds and noise then visit Punat, a small settlement in the vicinity of Krk and try its famous olive oil. Also an interesting adventure is a drive with barkajolas to the nearby isle Košljun known for precious cultural and natural heritage.

If Krk is not enough for you, you can always take an excursion to one of the bigger islands in the vicinity: Rab, Cres and Losinj. Cres and Losinj were once one single island and today they are linked with a mobile bridge in Osor in the southern part of Cres. Both islands will astonish you with natural diversity: wonderful coves, nature, rich flora and fauna and gastronomic offer. You can reach Cres with a regular ferry line from Valbiska on Krk. You can also reach Rab with the ferry. The ferry arrives to Lopar and while there you can visit the Rajska plaža, one of the most beautiful Adriatic sandy beaches.

Visit Rijeka the biggest city on Kvarner by coach or car, or Opatija the town with the longest tourist tradition in Croatia. If you decide to visit Istria we recommend you visit the inland and picturesque towns of Motovun and Grožnjan.

If you have more time be sure to visit the nearby national parks Plitvička jezera, Risnjak  and Sjeverni Velebit . Local tourist agencies offer organized excursions to the mentioned national parks so upon arrival ask around for more detailed information. Also you can take a one day excursion to Venice which is only 2,5 hours away by car if you decide to travel in your own arrangement.