The Gulf of Kvarner lies between the Istrian peninsula and Northern Dalmatia. Its islands are well known for their charming old port towns, hidden coves with secluded pebble beaches and large areas of unspoiled nature. Each island has its own unique character, and what better way to get to know them all than by island hopping.
When you join an island cruise, you will likely board your ship in the town of Opatija. During the Austro-Hungarian empire, Opatija was a fashionable seaside resort for the elite and the town still attracts many visitors all year round thanks to its excellent spa resorts and favourable climate.
Once you board your ship, the adventure can begin. You will not have to worry about a thing, just relax and enjoy the ride. Let the ship take you to the islands of Krk, Losinj, Rab, Cres and maybe even some more amazing islands.
Krk is Croatia’s largest island and offers a variety of different landscapes that include a rocky coast, dense forests and vineyards. The northern part of the island is almost completely bare and has a wind-whipped look, thanks to the strong Bura wind that blows here. Krk is often called the Golden Island, because of its mild climate and its great position in the Adriatic Sea. It has a bridge that connects the island with the mainland and it can also easily be reached by boat.
Krk town is a charming place with an ancient walled centre. Here you will find the typical narrow cobbled streets that Croatia’s historic towns are known for, including a beautiful cathedral. Head out to Baska Beach at Krk’s southern end if you like sandy beaches. This beautiful sandy beach is one of the nicest beaches on the whole island.