History & Culture of the Krk island


History full of majestic stories

The island of Krk has a rich history and cultural heritage. At different times, the island of Krk was part of Greek and Roman Empire, belonged to Venice, Austria, France, and Austria again, then Italy, Yugoslavia and finally Croatia.
On the island, you can visit many historical buildings with majestic stories.
There are remains of prehistoric settlements near Draga Bašćanska and Bronze Age and Iron Age earthwork near Malinska, Dobrinj, Vrbnik and Baška. The best-preserved traces of Roman culture are located in the catering facilities Volsonis and Mate in the city of Krk.

Richness of culture

The queen of historical and cultural heritage of the island of Krk is The Baška tablet - The oldest Croatian monument written in Glagolitic alphabet. In 1851, a young priest Petar Dorčić found a large stone tablet inscribed with Glagolitic symbols in the soil of the early Romanic church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor, near Baška.

It was believed that the tablet included secret data, but it was later established that the tablet was the certification of the donation of the land that king Zvonimir donated to the Benedictine monastery of St. Lucy.

The old Frankopan castle-fortress called Gradec has been preserved near the village Vrbnik, while the medieval town of Krk is dominated by a beautiful cathedral - they are the two most recognizable town motifs. Modern-day attractions include the St. Mikul Memorial Park, with its statuary dedicated to World War II heroes.