Krk has been known as 'the golden island' since ancient times, and is very popular with tourists today. This stunning Croatian island will lure in sun-seekers with its beautiful beaches, and tempt history buffs with its fascinating attractions. It's serene by day and comes alive in the evening, with clubs and bars where you can party late into the night.
Krk Island has been inhabited for thousands of years, and remains of prehistoric settlements are scattered across the island. It was colonised by the Romans several millennia ago; they built a fortified town to keep out invaders. The walls and gates of this ancient settlement circle the historic district of Krk Town, a labyrinth of stone houses with terracotta roofs. Marvel over the majestic Frankopan Castle, where the rooms are filled with ancient artefacts, and there is a fabulous view of the city from the ramparts. During the summer, outdoor concerts and shows are often held here.
The island is populated by many other ancient and medieval settlements, each with their own unique atmosphere and history. Step back in time when you visit the tiny islet of little island of Košljun, where you'll discover lush gardens and a Benedictine monastery. There's an outstanding collection of artefacts in the monastery library, including rare maps and tablets written in ancient scripts.