FUN & SPORT
The prerequisites for the development of tourism in the city of Krk were the climate, the sun and the sea. Bathing-places and beaches in the city of Krk have been improved since the beginning of the twentieth century, while some beaches were developed several years ago. On the beaches of Krk you can refresh yourself in the sea or in catering facilities by the sea. Maintained city beaches offer entertainment for all ages, from boat and pedal boat rentals, to sand volleyball, children's playgrounds, tennis courts... The „blue flags“ are the evidence of the sea cleanliness and each year, after the testing down the entire Adriatic coast, these flags are granted to those beaches that deserve them. On the area of the city of Krk there are five such beaches.
The ideal geographical location is an advantage that the island of Krk has well assessed in terms of tourism. We refer to the closeness of the mainland when twenty years ago a bridge was constructed linking Krk with the mainland, making it even more accessible. Good transport links have made the island of Krk a favourite excursion destination, but also rich one-day excursions can be made form the island as well. We most of all recommend an excursion to the Plitvica Lakes and Northern Velebit national parks. The real researcher amongst you will of course want to discover Rijeka - the centre of the Primorje-Gorski kotar County, and staying in Rijeka should include a mandatory visit to Opatija – the tourist ‘Adriatic pearl’. Interesting is the one-day visit to Istra, where we strongly recommend a stay in its central region rather than on the coast! Finally, the island of Krk is linked to the three islands Rab, Cres and Lošinj by a ferry line which may also become destinations for your one-day excursions. Don’t miss out!