The “golden island”, as the island of Krk has been called since ancient times, is the nearest island to western Europe.We do not consider it an island so much anymore because it has been connected with mainland since 1980 a 1400m long bridge made of reinforced concrete. Krk has approximately 16500 year round inhabitants in seventy different settlements.
You can reach Krk by land, sea and by air because there is also an airport (Rijeka airport) which can handle large and small planes. The island doesn't have a railway. The nearest railway station is in Rijeka, only 30 km from Krk. There are daily trains to and from Italy, Austria, Germany and Hungary. Rijeka also has daily coach lines which connest all European points such as Munich, Zurich, Trieste, etc.
The island Krk has many different landscapes . The north part of the island is almost bare because of the strong wind called “bura”, while the southernpart abounds with greenness and gentle bays. Inland, rocky hills alternate with fertile fields.This sort of relief favorably provides for the cultivation of grapes and the production of the well-known wine “Vrbnička Žlahtina.”
On the island Krk there are several dozen marked tourist paths which lead through the woods and by the sea shore.
Of all the summer recreation sports, the most interesting ones are watersports . Those particulary attractive are paragliding, waterskiing and jet skis.