A weekend getaway | Travel to the island of Krk
This time of year we often don’t have time for long vacations, but that’s why we have planned for you a weekend getaway to the island of Krk. Fall is a magical season, there is something truly special about it. Even though the temperatures are decreasing, the days are getting shorter, but those yellow leaves, the wild sea, and the fresh sea air captivate us time and again. It’s the best time of the year to go sightseeing the towns and villages on the island and to learn about Krk’s tradition, culture, and history. The island of Krk has many natural and cultural sights and attractions that we may not feel like visiting during the hot weather.
But how do you make the most of your weekend getaway on the island of Krk?
We recommend you to visit the Frankopan Castle. Authentic stone passageways, nine hundred years old, today have been partially restored and adapted as exhibition rooms. While walking on the walls you can do some sightseeing, roam the floors of the three towers and learn about the interior of the castle. The three mentioned towers actually have three separate stories. The square tower or the Courthouse is the oldest part of the castle. It is believed to have been built separately functioning as the cathedral’s bell-tower. The next thing you will see on your way is the Round or “Venetian” Tower, the “Austrian” Tower, and the Castle Walls.
Visiting the castle is essential because its history and the experience itself will enrich you and lead you to explore further and find out more.
The next recommended stop is visiting the Monastery and the Church of St. Lucy. The church was built during the High Middle Ages, as a single-nave building with prominent semicircular apses and a bell-tower on the facade. The walls around the church are the remains of a Benedictine monastery. On a slab of the altar screen, there is an inscription known as the Baška tablet. It is one of the oldest monuments of the Croatian history. In its 13 lines of text, it mentions the word “hrvatski” (“Croatian”) and the name of King Zvonimir, dating from the year 1100. It is written in the Glagolitic script, which was used until the 19th century.
For a dynamic trip, consider a combination of sightseeing and an active, recreational vacation. In previous blog posts we wrote about hiking, cycling, and going on active vacations where you can fill your days with sightseeing:
You must taste Valomet, a sparkling wine from the bottom of the sea:
At the end of the day, treat yourself to a wellness session:
You can read all the information about planning a last-minute trip on:
Or contact us directly, we’re waiting for you! 😉