The Island of Krk lies in Kvarner Bay in Croatia. One of the largest islands in the Adriatic, Krk is home to over 60 settlements and some wonderful natural landscapes worthy of investigation. The beautiful natural areas of Krk are matched only by the timeless coastal villages, which simply ooze charm and traditional Croatian beauty.
Krk is inundated with beaches. The endless sands of Vantacici, Porat, Malinska, Silo and Njivice are a beach lover’s dream. There are many miles of beach to choose from, and many hours can happily be spent sunbathing in peace. Water sports are hugely popular, especially in the resorts of Punat, Nijivice and Silo, with wake-boarding, water skiing and sailing being the most popular. However, it is scuba diving that really thrives from Krk accommodation. The island is famous throughout the region for its wonderful dive sites, but you must obtain a diving licence (for around €14) before diving. The Peltastis Wreck, Punta Silo, Vrbnik Cave and Tenki Reef are among the most exciting dives to enjoy.
The island hides a wealth of natural and man made treasures from most visitors, and there are some wonderful ways to really explore under the power of your own steam. Renting a sea kayak allows you can discover the silent beaches and caves that adorn the coastline, whilst on land, there are almost endless walking and cycling trails to take running through the changing landscapes and timeless villages of Krk. Horse riding is also extremely popular, with the main equestrian centre located near Njivice.
There are a great number of places worth visiting from any Krk accommodation. Krk Town, the island’s capital, is a bustling maze of streets, filled by some of the island’s finest restaurants and bars which bring the town to life during balmy summer evenings. The weekly markets are a fantastic glimpse of life in Krk, and those hoping to take a boat excursion to Prvic Island or the former communist jail at Goli Otok can find a ride from the harbour.
Malinska is a hugely popular place for tourists to take Krk accommodation. Located on the west coast of Krk Island, Malinska is a beach resort of great quality, and people flock from across the island to party in Crossroad, one of the island’s most popular nightclubs.
Krk Island enjoys a blissfully warm Mediterranean climate, with long, hot, dry summers lasting from May until September, and short, mild winters lasting from December until February. During the summer months, air temperatures tend to hover around the 26˚C mark, whilst the sea remains between 22˚C and 25˚C, ideal for swimming in right through until late October.
Krk Island is connected to the Croatian mainland by both ferry services and a large road bridge. The island even has its own airport, the Rijeka Airport (RJK), which receives direct Croatian Airlines flights from Heathrow (LHR), meaning that it has never been easier to reach Krk accommodation.