The “golden island”, as the island of Krk has been called since ancient times, is the nearest island to western Europe. It’s not considered an island so much anymore because it has been connected with the mainland since 1980 by a 1400m-long bridge made of reinforced concrete. Krk has approximately 16,500 inhabitants in seventy different settlements.

Krk Croatia is one of rare examples of successful integration of industry with tourism. On the northern part of the island is a petrochemical plant and natural gas storages, near the city of Omišalj (Omisalj), while the rest of the island is highly oriented on tourism. Strict environmental measures and a hidden location make industry on the island almost invisible to visitors.
Krk Croatia has many different landscapes. The north-east part of the island is almost bare because of the strong wind called bura, while the western part abounds with greenery and bays. Inland, rocky hills alternate with fertile fields. This sort of relief favorably provides for the cultivation of grapes and the production of the well-known wine Vrbnička Žlahtina (Zlatina).


Quick Info About The Weather on Krk Croatia

If you can’t visit the island Krk Crotia during the summer, come in spring or autumn. If the weather is nice, you can have a swim in the sea in June, September and October. Beside swimming, spring and autumn attracts many visitors interested in outdoor activities, since there are beautiful trekking and cycling paths all around the island.

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Krk - How to Get There

You can reach Krk by land, sea and by air because there is also an airport (Rijeka airport) which can handle large and small planes. The island doesn’t have a railway. The nearest railway station is in Rijeka, only 30 km from Krk. There are daily trains to and from Slovenia with connections to Austria, Germany and Hungary. Rijeka also has daily coach lines which connects all European points such as Munich, Zürich, Trieste, etc. Island Krk Croatia has coast which attracts many sailors, due to many safe bays of the island. You can leave your boat during the winter in Marina Punat or in other marinas offering dry storage. Here are some rough distances for those who prefer coming by car:
München ~ 600 km, Wien ~ 500 km, Budapest ~ 600 km, Praha ~ 800 km, Bratislava ~ 600 km, Trieste ~ 100 km, Milano ~ 550 km, Ljubljana ~ 150 km, Zagreb ~ 200 km.




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