Malinska & Island of Krk

Malinska Along the north west coast of the island, in a wide bay, only 15 km from Krk bridge, lies Malinska. Known once upon a time as a safe haven for shipping, today it is a well-known tourist spot that preserves its own fishing and seafaring tradition. The mill, mlin, from which Malinska got its name, is no more, but in its place today is one of the numerous hotels. Hotels of various categories stretch along the wooded bay, together with villas, pensions, flats and camping sites that are comfortable enough to answer the requirements of any guest.

In an enviroment of luxuriant vegetation and clear blue sea, with its exceptionally mild Mediterranean climate, and more then 2200 hours of sunshine a year, Malinska is attractive at all seasons of the year. And this is confirmed by the hundred year tradition of the tourist industry.

The well aranged and equipped sunbathing places, the pools, pebble and sand beaches not far from the hotels or in the sheltered bays will give everyone plenty to choose from. For some, revelling in the sun from early in the morning till late afternoon, for others enjoyment in the shade, on their own, gaze wandering over the blue distances.

The sea, with the summer temperature of from 21 to 26°C, is an invitation not only to swimming, but to diving below the surface
and discovering in the depths the mysterious world where silence is queen. Tennis, bowling, mini-golf and recreational facilities to satisfy the needs of every guest for an active holiday, whether young or old.

The location of the Krk Island at the northern most part of the Adriatic makes it the "first" and the closest island for all visitors who come from the continental part of Europe in search for the Mediterranean atmosphere. In the 1980s, the extremely convenient location of Krk Island was helped by the addition of a strategic structure: a mile long Krk Bridge which connects the Island Krk to the mainland. As an easily accessible island with the international airport, Krk will certainly be an excellent choice for all tourists in search of escape from crowdedness, busyness and stress of the big cities.

The Island of Krk is a diverse island that offers variety of attractions and experiences, whether you like the culture, the nature or the upbeat tourist places: a thousand years old towns, small rural villages, well equipped city beaches,
secluded swimming bays, lively bars and clubs and small and quiet restaurants and caffe bars. Island of Krk is also a perfect place to learn about the heritage of Croatia.

The environment protection measures are being conducted continuously and systematically. To confirm this, there are numerous blue flags fluttering on the Island of Krk beaches: in the city of Krk, Baška, Malinska, Nivice, Omišalj and the Punat Marina. For almost 13 years now, the sea and coastal environment protection program, the Blue Flag Program
(for beaches and marinas), has been successfully implemented in Europe.

The Blue Flag symbolizes a preserved, safe and pleasant environment intended for vacation, entertainment and recreation, a well-defined coastal zone management system and sustainable tourism development. Being awarded the Blue Flag means excellent tourism promotion for a beach or a marina based on a high level of service quality, the cleanness of the sea and the coastal area, and the equipment and amenities provided on the beach.

Excursions & Active Vacation

krk This half-day excursion includes sight-seeing of the old town centre of town Krk, a visit to the franciscan monastery on Košljun, an islet in the bay,
and wine tasting in a rustic wine cellar in Vrbnik.


  • the bus ride
  • the guide ride to Košljun and the museum entry fee
  • wine tasting and serving of prosciutto and cheese in Vrbnik

* Offered by the local tour operators.

walks There are 50 kilometres of walking paths in the Malinska area along which one can see a number of sites such as the monastery in Porat or the old cemetery. Most of the footpaths are also suitable for cycling.

For those looking for challenges, a number of cycling races are organized during the year.

water Malinska offers a number of water related activities such as parachute riding, jet-ski, pedal boat driving and the possibilities of underwater explorations and diving school attendance.

The more adventurous can rent boats and visit the beautiful coves that are only accessible from the sea.

water Boat trips offer unforgettable pleasures provided by the nature of the Adriatic coast and the Adriatic Sea.

A visit to the island of Cres, a panoramic trip to Glavotok or to the Krk bridge, picnics, a ride on a catamaran from which hulls you can see the seabed and its rich flora and fauna, that will remain in the lasting memory of every visitor.

* Offered by the local tour operators.

istra This trip offers you a marvellous insight into the Istria peninsula. It is a full day trip and includes visits to its three most polpular towns:
Poreč, Rovinj and Pula.


  • the bus ride
  • the guide
  • visits to Pula, Rovinj and Porec
  • lunch

* Offered by the local tour operators.

plitvice Situated in a thick forest, Plitvice lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world.
The sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls, cascade trough the pitoresque surrounding.
Plitvice lakes were declared a national park in 1949. and since 1979. they have been on UNESCOs List of World Natural Heritage.


events Numerous summer events, such as traditional performances of klapa and folk groups, classical music concerts in the atrium of the Porat monastery and in the church of St. Apollinaris, art exhibitions in the gallery of St. Nicholas, traditional parties, performances by numerous groups,
sporting events and many others, give ample opportunity for enjoyment and participation.