Krk, Croatia

The island of Krk is one of the oldest and most popular holiday resorts on the Adriatic. Tourism on the island is believed to have started in 1866, when the Society for Town Improvement issued the first picture postcard. Today, Krk attracts visitors from all over the world. Its typical Mediterranean landscape, narrow, meandering alleyways and picturesque shale beaches have lent the town its charming character for centuries.

But contemporary life has not passed the town by. Beautiful villas and houses abound outside the old city walls. Tourist accommodation ranges from top-class hotels, guest houses and apartments to camp sites. The climate is extremely pleasant, ideal for all water sports and for visiting the underwater life and corals of the small island of Plavnik. Summer sees many traditional local festivals, including the colourful Krk summer festival from 16 July - 24 August. The mild winter climate also attracts many visitors in the carnival season during January and February.
The bridge that connects Krk to the mainland is a feat of engineering not to be missed. It is 1430m long and carries over a million vehicles a year. It is made of reinforced concrete arches and is a spectacular sight. Designed and built between 1976 and 1980, it has made Krk so accessible that it is now an even more popular tourist destination than it ever was – even with its history of tourism dating back to the late 1800s. You’ll see streams of campers travelling across Krk Bridge in the summer months. If you’re joining them, you’ll need to pay a toll fee, which varies according to vehicle type.
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