Baska

The town is located at the northern end of Baska Draga Bay, encircled by a dramatic, barren range of mountains. The bus from Krk stops at the top of a hill on the edge of the old town, between the beach and the harbour. The main street is Zvonimirova, overlooking the harbour, and the beach begins at the western end of the harbour.

At the southern end of Krk Island, Baska is a popular resort with a long pebbly beach set below a high ridge. The swimming and scenery are better here than at Krk town, and there are a number of hiking trails leading up to the surrounding mountains.

Dating back to the Roman era, the original settlement was erected on a hill overlooking the north-eastern corner of town, now the site of the Sveti Ivan church. The old settlement was burned in 1380 by the Venetians in the course of a battle. In 1525 a new settlement was begun closer to the sea, marked today by rows of houses with interconnected facades. These 16th-century houses are well preserved despite the shops and small businesses installed in many of the ground floors. Although crowded in summer, the old town and harbour make a pleasant stroll and there's always that splendid beach.


Coordinates: N 44° 58’ 11", E 14° 45’ 14"


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