Island Krk - Njivice
Island Krk, a tourist resort, long walikng zone, pebble and paved beach, Njivice, Beli Kamik, Hotels Njivice, Kvarner, Croatia
The Island of Krk is in the Bay of Kvarner or Quarnero. It is the biggest island in the Adriatic, with an area of 409.9 square kilometres. The highest peak is Obzova, at 569 m. There are some twenty little islands, islets, rocks and reefs around the main island: Prviæ, Galun, Zec, Plavnik, Kormati, Koljun and Sv. Marko (St Mark's). The population of the island, at the last count, was 16,402, distributed among 68 settlements.
NJIVICE, a small town and harbour at the western coast of the island of Krk, situated in the cove Beli Kamik; population 1,169. The harbour is enclosed by a breakwater; the anchorage ground Beli Kamik is protected from the bora and the sirocco, but exposed to the winds from the third and fourth quadrants. Smaller vessels anchor in front of the coast, north of the town (depth 10-12 m), and larger vessels north and west of the town (depth 30-40 m). Chief occupations are farming, fishing and tourism. Njivice is located on the local road, a branch road of the regional road running through the island.
In the place, which was first mentioned in the 15th century, the ruins of Roman architecture were found near the sea.
Once a fishermen's village, Njivice is today a tourist resort with a typical vegetation found in the cove including a nice sand beach Beli Kamik. There are hotels, a campsite, apartments, bungalows, several sports facilities (tennis, miniature golf, boccia, basketball); recreation at sea - speed boats, scooters, surfing or parachute floating. At the very coast there is one of the most famous restaurants on the island of Krk offering domestic specialities and fine home made wine (zlahtina). In the summer season fishermen's feasts and shows of the famous Krk folklore ensembles are frequent; guided excursions designed for visiting cultural and historical heritage of the island of Krk (Krk, Jurandvor - the Tablet of Baska, the island of Kosljun - the Franciscan monastery, Biserujka Cave).