Besides Cres, Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic and it is the closest and most accessible Croatian island to the tourists from Western and Central Europe. It is located in the northern Adriatic, in the Kvarner Bay, and has been connected to the mainland by bridge since 1980. In the vicinity of the bridge there is an airport that makes Krk even easier to reach for many tourists from all over the world. There is also a ferry port of Valbiska on the island that connects it with the three neighbouring islands (Cres, Lošinj and Rab).
The capital is Krk with 5,500 inhabitants. It is also the oldest settlement on the island. The Romanesque Cathedral and the Frankopan Castle are the recognizable highlights of the town of Krk. Its over 3.000 year-old narrow streets and passages are particularly romantic in warm summer evenings.
There are several medieval towns on the island worth visiting that are rich in glagolitic monuments, for which Krk is often referred to as cradle of the glagolitic script.
There are numerous beaches and beautiful bays on the island of Krk. The western side of the island is particularly well-protected from winds and abounds with oak woods, some being forest reserves. You can find many picturesque old olive groves. Campsite Marta is right there! You can find various secluded beaches where your holiday really means holiday!
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