A perfect one-day excursion from the island of Krk – let’s go to Fužine
Fužine is a picturesque town in Gorski kotar we have previously mentioned in our blog, but this time we will attend to it some more. It is beautiful any time of the year- it is a real refreshment and provides shade in hot summer days, and in the winter when it snows, it turns into a beautiful fairy tale idyll. Thus, it’s no surprise Fužine is an ideal destination for all generations, for domestic tourists as well as foreign. It is located at 730m above sea level, and that is the reason of its continental variety of the Mediterranean climate characterized by pleasant springs, summers and autumns, but also long and snowy winters.
Fužine is easily accessible due to its location just by the Zagreb- Rijeka motorway. The sea of Crikvenica riviera is also nearby, it takes about 30 minutes, and it is about 20km away from the island of Krk.
Sights and attractions
In the Fužine location, there are three reservoir lakes: Bajer, Lepenica and Potkoš, built due to large amounts of precipitation throughout the year. Besides being rich in fish thus being fishermen’s paradise, sailing regattas and diving competitions take place here, but it is also possible to surf, ride boats and canoes. In the summer they avail of refreshment, so people swim in them.
There is also one very significant nature sight – the Vrelo cave, about 300m long. It is estimated to be about 4 million years old. Because of the groundwater that flows through it, it makes it unique in Croatia. Besides, its layout is flat, without stairs, making it appropriate for people with disabilities.
As a popular tourist destination, Fužine offers tourists many sports and recreational content such as cycling and hiking trails and promenades.
This area is also rich in cultural and sacral buildings. The most interesting is the Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Snow in Ličko polje, where, as the story goes, the Virgin Mary appeared in the snow.
Fužine is rather known by its gastronomic offer. The restaurants offer a rich selection of autochthonous specialties prepared authentically.
Each day more and more popular with the inhabitants, as well as with foreigners. It is an especially popular destination for New Year’s Eve because covered in snow, it turns into a proper fairy tale pearl of Gorski kotar. Besides enjoying in a romantic setting whilst warming up by the fireplace with a cup of warm tea, if you come to Fužine on New Year’s Eve, you get a double celebration, at noon and at midnight.