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Spring / Autumn in Baska - Krk - Croatia

Spring

Have you already experienced spring or early summer on the island of Krk? Enjoying the new day during the small place is quiet and wakes up slowly, when the air has the smell of flowers, coniferous trees, rosemary and myrtle. Have you experienced the wonderful views on the sea and the neighbouring islands? The beautiful landscape which is scattered by welfare plants, such as wormwood, sage, wild thyme and milfoil makes Baska to a well-feeling environment.

Perhaps one of the long weekends in May or June offers the opportunity to take some days off and spend them in Baska.

Particularly in this season Baska has its attractions as a popular vacation destination: the mild climate and the clean, not overfilled beaches offer optimal conditions for beautiful, relaxing days of holiday at lower prices of the accommodation.

                                        

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The weather is stable and the temperature of the sea pleasant: already in May over 20°C and remains pleasantly for bathing till the beginning of October. The air temperature rises in the high summer season up to 36°C, while in this time the water temperature of the sea reaches up to 26°C, providing a pleasant air in the night.

The local gastronomy, with the native and international kitchen as well, will make efforts to give to you the full benefit and absolute satisfaction.

 

Autumn

September and October are almost perfect for these guests, who want to spend a quiet vacation. Autumn is a time made for enjoying the natural beauty of the island of Krk. At this time of the year, the air and sea temperatures are almost the same, and so swimming is a real pleasure, while a vacation at the sea relaxes your body and mind. Don't miss to taste the traditional wine of the island and some typical autumn-fruits (grapes, figs, olives...) of this region.

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Culture

Baska is rich at objects of cultural interest: from old buildings up to sacral cultural monuments. Each step between the stone houses of Baska, which can tell their century-long stories, is an experience for itself. Baska, which subsequently developed down by the sea, presents itself as an old settlement with narrow, winding streets, quaint chimney places, external staircases and arched passages. In the local centre there is the Church of Holy Trinity. It is the largest church of Baska and its environment. The church was built in the baroque style at the beginning of the 18th century.

On the cemetery hill, near the former parish church St. John (Sv. Ivan), one finds remains of the medieval settlement, which was burned down by the Venetians in 1380. Starting from here some beautiful hiking routes begin - detailed information at the tourist agencies in Baska. However, if you don't want to move farther on, you can stay here just sitting on a bank: the view from here above is indescribable!

In Baska there is also a local history museum, which contains an ethnographic collection of the whole environment.

In Jurandvor, approx. 1.5 km before Baska, there is the church of St. Lucy (Sv. Lucija) and the remains of the Benedictines monastery. In this small church the "BASCANSKA PLOCA" (inscribed slab) was found, the oldest Croatian linguistic and legal record from the 11th century (in Glagolitic letters). It records a donation by the Croatian king Zvonimir. The slab displayed in the church is a copy, the original was transferred to Zagreb. The old Glagolica letters remained in use on the island up to the beginning of the 19th century.

  

Further trip destinations on the island in the surrounding of 20 km:

Vrbnik

The medieval small town is situated on a 48 meters high cliff, which appears much higher because it rises steep from the sea. Vrbnik is world-wide well known for the Croatian excellent white wine "Zlahtina" - this autochthonous wine sort grows only on the island of Krk. You should absolutely taste this traditional island wine with a "Konoba" attendance. Between the numerous cultural monuments in Vrbnik the major attractions are the "Vrbnik statute" (1388) and the illuminated First Vrbnik Missal (1642), both in the old-Croatian Glagolica.

Please refer to www.vrbnik-krk.at to get more detailed information about Vrbnik - island Krk - Croatia.

 

 Krk

The main city of the island Krk is located at the wind-protected west coast of a beautiful bay, surrounded by coniferous forest. Peaceful island life characterizes the port which changes each evening to a lively moving in the restaurants, bars and Cafés at the promenade.

The objects of cultural interest of the city Krk:

  • the Cathedral of the Assumption: the oldest part of the church dates from 5th or 6th century when a basilica was built on the remains of the Roman thermae. The today's cathedral from the beginning 12th century with a bell tower from 16th-18th century was rebuilt several times.
  • The old fortification (Kastel) on Kamplin was erected at the end of the 12th century and the walls and the bastions by the sea were built by Count Nikola Frankopan in the early 15th century. The Frankopans were one of the most powerful aristocratic families in Croatia.
  • small town-gate, which is mentioned 1398, the only gate that leads to the city banks.

And finally, just make a trip to the small island Kosljun in the bay of Punat, with a visit of the monastery.

 

Silo

Silo is a quite little place in northern part of the island Krk which attracts an increasing number of visitors.
Silo is situated in a wide bay and protected from southern and eastern winds by a long promontory.
Since the year 2008 a blue European flag is standing on the beach "Pecine" (sand and pebble), as an indication of the first-class beach and water quality.

Please refer to www.silo-krk.at  to get more detailed information about Silo - island Krk - Croatia.

Did you already know that the impressive Bridge of Krk was the longest arch pre-stressed concrete bridge of the world in the year 1981 (when it was finished built)? With a length of approx. 1.3 km it exceeded by 85 meters to at that time largest span of a bridge in the world - that one of the bridge in Sydney!