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Introducing Krk Island

Croatia’s largest island, connected to the mainland by a toll bridge, Krk (Veglia in Italian) is also one of the busiest – in summer, Germans and Austrians stream over to its holiday houses, campsites and hotels. It’s not the lushest or most beautiful island, though its landscape is quiet varied, ranging from forests in the west to sunburnt ridges in the east. The northwestern coast of the island is rocky and steep with few settlements because of the fierce bura (cold northeasterly) that whips the coast in winter. The climate is milder in the southwest and can be scorching in the southeast.

You’ll find Krk an easy place to visit, with good transport connections and infrastructure. Rijeka Airport is at the northernmost tip of the island, though flights only land here from April to October.