One of the sunniest European islands
Located in the Kvarner Bay, with the neighboring island of Cres, Krk is the largest Croatian island and is the closest Mediterranean destination for the central European countries. Since the ancient times, known as the "Golden Island", Krk is one of the sunniest European islands, with 2,500 sunshine hours a year and an above-average lifespan/ life expectancy of its inhabitants. The rich cultural heritage has given it another name, the cradle of Croatian culture.
Known as a green island
Krk has a unique flora with over 2,700 plant species; in the air you will feel the aromatic scent of lavender, sage and myrtle. Additionally, the island is home to many protected animals and endemic plants, white-headed vultures and asperula borbasiana. You'll be amazed by seductive fragrance combination of the sea water, pine trees, and aromatic Mediterranean herbs.
The island of picturesque and well-indented coast
Because of its picturesque and well-indented coast, Krk is ideal for exploring numerous hidden coves which spread along the coast of the island, swimming, sailing, or diving in the incredibly clear waters of the Adriatic Sea or just holding hands and walking along the charming promenades by the sea. Thanks to the systematic concern for cleanliness and environmental protection, the island of Krk is granted with the 6 Blue Flags for towns of Krk, Malinska, Njivice, Vrbnik, Šilo, and marina of Punat.
- Connected to number seven - It is believed that history of the island of Krk is connected to number seven: the island was inhabited by Croats in the 7th century; it successfully withstood seven pirate attacks; the 7th in line of the Frankopan dukes was the last Duke of Krk, and seven main centres of Krk.
- In 1,100 on the island of Krk, Baščanska ploča (the most important Croatian monument) was created.
- The island was granted with 14 Blue Flags for its exceptional water cleanliness.
- 60 km of bike and hiking trails.
- Area 410 km²
- Population 19,383
- Relief: karst, indented coast bordered by numerous bays while inland is rich with caves
- Clime: Sub - Mediterranean
- The sea temperature in summer is from 21 up to 26 Celsius (°C) degrees