Located in the Adriatic Sea, Krk is the second largest island in Croatia. Its diverse costal relief, pristine beaches and small havens, immediately apparent on crossing the bridge to the island, offer idyllic romantic hideaways. Krk also has a rich and varied wildlife, from bears and deer to vultures and lizards.
Our excursion will introduce you to the incredible nature of this island, and its long and interesting history.
Our first stop is prehistoric Omišalj, a small town on an 85m cliff, with a stunning view on Kvarner Bay. Following our visit to the sites of ancient Fulfinum and an early Christian settlement from the 5th century, we will take you for a walk through the narrow streets of the old town.
We then go to Punat from where a boat will transfer us to a different world. Adjancent to Punat is the small, round islet of Košljun, home to the Franciscan monks. Known for its hidden treasures, stories and legends that have roots in this secret garden abound. Over hundreds of years, Franciscan monks have collected and preserved many precious objects. Their library today holds over 30 000 pieces, amongst which you will find Ptolomeo’s atlas, printed in Venice in 1511.
From Košljun our road will take us to the island’s capital of Krk. Let your imagination roam and you will be taken back in time, to when Krk evolved from a pagan settlement to become a Christian centre and the Roman thermae (hot baths) was transformed into a cathedral.
We will end our trip in historically important Vrbnik, the former seat of one of the two Croatian aristocratic families that ruled the island. Here, in this picturesque town, we will rest and enjoy a snack in a local restaurant, and savour Žlahtina, a very special, locally produced, white wine.
Included in the price:
- Entrance fees to visited monuments
- Wine tasting