The island of Krk is, next to the island of Cres, the largest island in the Adriatic Sea and the largest island in Croatia. It is the most northern island in the Mediterranean, apart from the islets on the coast of Istria and Italy. The island of Krk is 38 km long and 21 km wide.
Since 1980, it has been connected to the land part with the famous Krk Bridge. The island of Krk is connected to the neighboring islands of Rab and Cres by ferry. The island is home to the Reka International Airport. The largest city on the island is the eponymous Krk, which is also the administrative, cultural, political and religious center of the island. The larger settlements on the island are Omisalj, Njivice, Malinska, Punat, Baska, Vrbnik and Dobrinj. The largest cultural attractions are the Bascanska plasta, which is located in the church of St. Lucia in Jurandvor, the Mirina basilica in the immediate vicinity of Omisalj, the Franciscan monastery of St. Mary Magdalena in Porto, Vela placa, which is the main square of the city of Krk, the Franciscan fortress and the Krk Cathedral in the city of Krk, the Franciscan monastery of Kosljun on the island of Kosljun and more. The island of Krk offers visitors opportunities for many activities, such as cycling, walking, hiking, skiing at sea, night fishing, paintball and more. Unlike other Croatian islands, the island of Krk is quite forested. The northwestern part of the island is relatively densely populated, more fertile and lower. The southeastern part of the island is mostly bare and higher. The highest peak of Obzov is located here, which is 569 meters high.
The north-eastern coast of the island is slightly broken, steep and exposed to storms. In the northeastern part of the island, near the village of Rudina, there is the Biserujka cave, which represents the underground pearl of Krka.