Baška, Krk Island

Baška, Krk Island, Croatia


Town: Baška
Country: Croatia

County: Primorsko-goranska
Island: Krk Island
Population: 1.674 (2011)
Postal code: 51 523
Area code: 051

Baška is a little town on the island of Krk in Croatia. It has a rich historical and cultural heritage. It’s mostly known for her tablet, which is one of the first written monuments in Croatia, dating from the year 1100. It’s one of the most popular tourist destination in Croatia with a 100 year tradition in tourism.

It is considered one of the most popular destinations of the Adriatic Sea, rich in its history and culture, diverse offerings and the most beautiful beaches in this part of the Adriatic.

Baška has a 4 km long promenade along the sea which is extremely appealing to anyone who wants to smell the sea, drink some coffee or have a refreshing drink or meet friendly hosts. The most beautiful pebble beach of the Adriatic is 1800 m long is located here, in Baška.

Place is ideal for an active vacation and activities such as: tennis, mini golf, wind surfing, kayaking, diving, sailing etc. There are also lots of entertainment such as music concerts, traditional local celebrations, food festivals etc.

When you come to Baška, have in mind that you came to a place from prehistoric times.  In the same village lived Japodes Illyrian tribe, and later by the sea, Roman settlement was formed. Fraction of antiquity was discovered beneath the chapel of St. Marko.

History of Baška is intertwined with the history of the island of Krk. After the Illyrian and Roman times, town was under Byzantine rule. In the Middle Ages, after the reign of powerful Frankopans, Baska came under the rule of Venice, Austria, and was part of Napoleon’s Illyria.

With the fall of Napoleon, Baska returned under Austrian rule, under which will remain until the end of the First World War (1918), when the island was incorporated into the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.