About Krk island
Area of 405.78 k m2, with the neighbouring island of Cres, makes it the largest Croatian island. It is situated in the Kvarner Gulf and it is the northest island in the Adriatic Sea.
The island has 7 municipalities: Omišalj, Dobrinj, Malinska, Vrbnik, Krk, Baška and Punat, 66 places are inhabited of which the largest is the administrative center, the city of Krk. On the island, according to the last census from 2011, lives 19 286 inhabitants.
The island of Krk is situated in a very favorable geographical position. Krk's bridge connects the island with the mainland and it is not far from the town and port of Rijeka. In Omišalj, on island Krk, is also the Rijeka airport. The island is connected by ferry to the neighboring islands of Cres and Rab.
Krk has a Mediterranean climate which means that summers here are very warm with temperatures around 30° C, and winters are mild, although it is known to occur snowy winter. The sea temperature in summer reaches 25°C and in winter it drops to 10°C.
Tourism on the island of Krk
The main activity on the island is tourism. It began to develop in the 19th century, when first guests from Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, as well as domestic guests spend their vacation there.
Since then, almost every activity on the island is focused precisely to the tourism. Every coastal town has a developed infrastructure for the reception of guests and all the facilities needed to make tourists satisfied. The island has many hotels, campsites, but the most dominant is private accommodation in private apartments and rooms, as well as pensions.
Every year is invested in arrangement of the beaches, infrastructure, and that is why island of Krk is very competitive and attractive tourist destination.
14 beaches on the island have a blue flag indicating clean sea and shore equipment and beaches as well as high quality services.
In the days of tourism, the city of Krk won the Tourism Flower as the best Adriatic tourist destination with more than 10 000 beds, which is a great credit to all tourism employees as well as good organisation of island as tourist destination.
All destinations on island are developing family tourism and increasing number of nights each year is evidence of success in this segment.
Choose the island of Krk as the perfect destination for your vacation!