About Krk Island
Krk is known as the "Golden Island", its scenery is a gorgeous combination of rocky and dramatic in the north and lush, green shores in the south and west. There are pebble beaches and sandy coves and lots of interesting villages. In the centre of the island there are ancient villages and a thriving wine making area.
The largest of Croatia's islands is actually joined to the mainland by a stunning bridge which also allows easy access to Rijeka [Krk] Airport. Directly ruled from Venice from 1480 to 1797 its heritage is clearly visible in Krk Town (you have to arrive through the Venetian gates), although recent excavations have revealed Roman baths below the main cathedral. Other places of interest include the resort of Baska in the south, nestled around a long sandy bay; Malinska, a pleasant little resort surrounded by verdant forest; the beautiful tiny island of Kosljun and the 13th Century fortifed village of Omisalj near to the mainland.
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