Locals have nicknamed Krk ‘Insula Aurea’ or, the ‘Golden Island’. Why? Well, not only is this the biggest island in the Adriatic Sea, it’s also the most visited – largely thanks to its honey-coloured beaches and 2,000-year history. You’ll sail through the colossal Kvarner Bay to reach the place, before being let loose to explore the terracotta-roofed villages and pine forests under your own steam. The ancient old town has the biggest concentration of not-to-be-missed sights, including Francopan Castle, which was built way back in 1191, and Krk Cathedral. There’ll be time to sail over to the Košljun inlet, too, where you’ll tour a waterfront Franciscan monastery.
The drive to Krk from Rijeka takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.