Well, there are numerous reasons for that. Believe us – it really is golden. It is no wonder that the largest Croatian island has been inhabited since ancient times and remains can be found dating back 10,000 years BC. Through such a long history, many various nationalities have lived here. Even in the past people recognized all the possibilities that the island offers.
The name of the island can be found in the records of ancient writers in several variants with common root that comes from the Illyrian name Kurik. The Romans called it Curicum. Splendidissima civitas Curictarum ( Shining town of people of Krk) can be found on one tombstone and today is kept in the lapidary of city of Krk.
Through such a long history, the island has had its ups and downs, but with the development of tourism, it shone in its true splendor, which still shines today. Tourism began to develop at the end of the last century with the arrival of the Czechs, who recognized Krk as an excellent place for health tourism due to its natural beauty and clean air.
Tourism began to develop in the largest centers: Krk, Baška, Malinska, Punat, Vrbnik and Omišalj and today holiday homes/rental apartments have been built in every small village.
Returning guests come to the island because of the diversity of everything that the island has to offer – beautiful nature, amazing local food and specialites, rich cultural heritage, various summer events and all kinds of possibilites for active tourism.