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Krk is the largest island in the Adriatic, covering 157 square miles
(400 square km). It is also one of the most populous with 17,000 inhabitants. It is well
developed and very busy with tourists as it is connected by bridge to the mainland.
Rijeka Airport is also located on the island of Krk. There are numerous tourist facilities
which make island of Krk very popular. The main resorts are Baška, Malinska, Omišalj,
Vrbnik, Punat and Krk Town. Krk Town is famous for St. Mary's Cathedral, the seat of the
Krk is very easy to get to as it is connected to the mainland. There are many daily
buses from Rijeka to Krk Town, with a journey time of just over 1 hour.
As Rijeka Airport is located on the island of Krk, you can't find it any easier than
flying directly onto the island! There are four flights a week from London Luton to Rijeka
with Easyjet. German airline HLX have flights from Hanover, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart,
from where connections can be made to Manchester, Newcastle or Dublin.
The first data regarding the settlement, connected the island with the Illiric tribes -
Japodians and Liburnians, then with the Greeks when the island was part of the Elektridic
or Apsirtidik islands - now known as the Kvarner islands.
Roman traces lead us to the end of the antique period and the first centuries of the new
age period. Christianity appeared very early on the island, so that already in the 5th
century A.D. the bishopric had been formed, with its centre in the city of Krk and with
the first known bishop, Andrija.
The Croatian people inhabited the land in clans within the castles, and for that reason,
today the island has four different dialects.
At the end of the 12th century from the original clans the famous Krk noblemen, the
Frankopan family emerged. This was the only family within the Adriatic islands to develop
its power in the range of European emperors - their origin is from Vrbnik, and they even
spread their rule to the continent - to Trsat, Bakar, Kraljevica, Crikvenica, Novi
Vinodolski, as well as to Otočac, Brinje etc. so that at the height of their rule the
Frankopans owned a territory equal to half of today's Croatia.
After the fall of the Croatian aristocracy - the Frankopans in the 15th century, Krk
changed many rulers, from the Venetians, through to the French, the Austro-Hungarians,
the Italians, the Germans, the Yugoslavians and finally, after five centuries, the island
of Krk finally became an integral part of the Croatian corpus again.
Today Island of Krk is the biggest pearl in the necklace of about thousand island of the
croatian adriatic coast. It is a pearl that change its beauty of colours in
uncontaminated scenery and cristal sea.
The Baška Cove cuts through the limestone plain, ending in the Gulf of Baška. The highest
peak of the island, Obzova (569 m), lies in the southern karst region. The rocky,
steep and predominantly bare north-western coast is neither developed nor easily accessible,
and represents a danger when the bora blows. The south-western and south-eastern coasts
are well developed. The mild maritime influence is more prominent in the west and southwest
of the coastline. The mean temperature in January is 5.6 °C, and in July 24.1°C; the annual
rainfall exceeds 1,000 mm.
Two small lakes (Lake Omišalj in the north, and Ponikve Lake in the centre of the island)
represent a source for fresh water supply of the nearby settlements. Forests account for
30.9% of the total island's area; the Mediterranean forest of holm oak is limited to the
south-western, sheltered coastal region. Limestone plains are predominantly rocky.
Apart from Dobrinj, all other towns (Krk, Baška, Malinska, Njivice, Punat) lie on the coast.
Chief occupations are farming, wine production, fruit growing, fishery, hunting and livestock
breeding. The major industries include petrochemicals, textiles, shipbuilding, tourism
(tourist centres and the tourist resort Haludovo) and boating (marina in Punat).
Several important monuments bear witness to the gradual development of
architecture - from the early Christian (the ruins of the original cathedral of the town of Krk)
and the early Croatian Period (St. Donatus near Punat, St. Krševan near Glavotok), through
the early Romanesque (St. Vitus near Dobrinj, St. Lucy in Jurandvor, St. John in Baška)
and the late Romanesque (Virgin Mary in Omišalj, the cathedral and church of St. Quirinus
in the town of Krk), to the Gothic style (St. Francis in the town of Krk, the church on
Košljun, the chapel of the Frankopans in the cathedral of Krk, the patrician houses in Krk).
The island of Krk is particularly interesting from the ethnographical point of view (folk
tradition, costumes, cottage industry, the archaic chakavian dialect, songs and tunes).