Among the towns on the island, the City of Krk
is considered the centre. The status has been there from the beginnings of life on the island, and it is justified with an urbanised look and town features.
Krk City is the administrative, business and educational centre of the island inhabitants, while as far as tourism is concerned, Krk is a very attractive and picturesque summer holidays spot which above all offers the feeling of elegance and historical heritage on which the new and diverse tourism offer is based.
The City of Krk, as a field trip destination, is visited by tourists who walk around and get to know the basic facts about the town which is more than two thousand years old.
Krk City is a fortified town
even today, with walls along its entire length. The town is entered through four doors and there are small and big streets, stopping when a detail attracts attention. The most important heritage in the town is certainly the sacred complex of three churches with the cathedral which was built over the leftovers of Roman thermae from the 5th century; Franciscan and Benedictine monastery with churches (12th and 13th century), archaeological locality Volsonis under the main town square and your personal exploration of details which will make Krk City the charming place you’ve been looking for.
Krk City, as a summer holidays spot, is visited by many tourists from around the world. They come because Krk has something to offer. At the beginning, accommodation: the advantage of Krk is the highly categorised accommodation in private rooms and apartments which will offer you the feeling of home. Guests who prefer hotel accommodation will certainly be thrilled by Krk hotels
in the shadow of pine trees right next to the beaches. The guests will also be welcomed kindly by camps located right next to the sea.
The city beaches
are either pebbles or paved, and the sea quality and the offer at the beaches is shown by the blue flag which has been there for eight years.
The City of Krk has a reputation of being a day trip destination. Nevertheless, the port is a starting point of many day field trips to far away beaches or nearby islands. Snorkelers choose Krk City as a starting point for their underwater adventures considering the attractiveness of the underwater in the town aquarium.City of Krk webcam (Refresh the page for the latest webcam image)
Finally, the City of Krk is full of restaurants in which you will find refreshment: whether you decide for a local or an international menu, you will find it pleasant for sure!
Equally entertaining are Krk nights; there is a summer festival
in town, which has been taking place for more than 50 years. There are concerts, dramas, operas, and art exhibitions. And besides this recognised programme, every night in the town, there are open air parties, especially in the port and on squares which become an ideal scene for summer evening parties.
The culmination of summer in the city takes place during the three days, on August 8, 9 and 10 when the Krk Fair
is held. According to the tradition from the 16th century, the protector of the Krk City, St. Lovro, is honoured and there is a three day fair which puts a retro costume on the town, taking it back into Roman renaissance.
The level of tourism offer in City of Krk is also seen by tourism awards which make Krk the laureate year after year
, justifying the slogan about Krk being a city of history and culture
with which the tourism workers described so precisely the essence of Krk.
Since written word can never be compared to experience, we invite you to come to the City of Krk. Be a day trip visitor or a tourist who will come for their holidays. You will find something for yourself in Krk!
Why we love Krk town (by J. Thompson)
The town of Krk is the place we have fallen in love with and have visited four summers in a row!
Why we love the Krk town.. well, while many other places in modern times have lost some of their character forever, Krk town has managed to preserve its heritage, partially thanks to its stone city walls that have stood still through centuries.
The old city of Krk is encircled by stone walls which together with forts and the four city gates define the ancient part of the town. There are three preserved defense forts: Frankopan Castle
at Kamplin Square, the City Hall
at the main city square and the multi-angular Tower
at the sea front, with inscription from 15th century.
Inside city walls there are stone cobbled streets with shops, ice cream shops, coffee bars, souvenir and jewelry shops, restaurants and galleries. The waterfront is the busy meeting place and the most crowded place during the summer. Densely dotted restaurants
and coffee bars
face the well protected port full of leisure, fishing and tourist boats. And the old stone walls meet the new technology in the city of Krk where the whole harbour is a free wireless wi-fi zone
inside city walls faces Frankopan fortress built in 12th century and today the fortress has exchanged its defence function for cultural events such as Krk summer performances
(mostly concerts) which have been organised by the City Tourist Board during the last several years. The busiest month is August which brings Krk Summer Festival
with street performances, exhibitions, naval battle and local food tasting events – absolutely a must!
Accommodation in Krk consists of three hotels and a good offering of accommodation in private apartments. Hotels Drazica
are about 10 minutes walk from the old city walls and hotel Marina
is situated at the harbour waterfront. We also found very reasonably priced accommodation in a private apartment, which we prefer as we are traveling with pre-teen children, so holidaying in apartment is easier for us.
We found Krk virtually unknown to British visitors and holidaymakers as there are very few there, but the town has been discovered long ago by Germans and Italians, and recently, Hungarians. Parts of the old fortified City of Krk may remind on one of the most beautiful and well know Croatian old city – Dubrovnik, but the coffee and meal in Krk is much cheaper and the city is much cosier!