– The Camino Krk route starts from the town of Krk, the island’s centre, with the first day featuring a 23-kilometre long walk through its surrounding villages, from Vrh through the Šotovento area, Skrbčići and Pinezići all the way to the village of Brzac. Aside from the stunning nature, pilgrims will have the opportunity to admire the island’s impressive historical, cultural and religious heritage. The pilgrimage starts at the heart of the Krk’s old town, boasting a complex of the Cathedral and the dual Church of St Quirinus and St Margaret by Kamplin Square as a prime example of the island’s religious architecture. After visiting the Frankopan Castle, the Krk residence of the noble family of historical relevance for the country, the old town alleys pass by the Krk Island Maritime Heritage Interpretation Centre and lead all the way to the Upper Town Gate that guards two valuable complexes, the Franciscan Monastery and the Benedictine Convent, along with Our Lady of Good Health – the town’s first Romanesque church.
In addition to these religious buildings, the view of the town walls enveloping almost the entire old town is simply astounding. One of Krk’s most beautiful streets running alongside the walls of the Benedictine Convent descends towards Vela placa, the town’s main square surrounded by numerous landmarks, mostly from the Antiquity period. The walking route continues by the town’s waterfront and its western part, past Bor Campsite, before heading towards Vrh through numerous olive groves. After seeing the remains of the Church of St Mary, the next pilgrimage point is the so-called Salatići Castle, from where the path runs by the Kimpi and Kaštel fields and reaches Vrh, a village dominated by the Parish Church of St Michael the Archangel, before taking us further to the neighbouring Skrbčići and Pinezići. Passing through Šotovento, a fertile wooded part of the island that covers the area around St Fusca Cove, walkers will be drawn to the remains of the Kambun settlement, while the first day’s tour ends with a visit to Vela Jana Cove and the village of Brzac.
Section length: 22.7 km
Overall ascent length: 564 m
Overall descent length: -436 m
The highest elevation: 232 m
The lowest elevation: 1 m
The average walking time: 5:00 h – 6:00 h
Type of terrain: asphalt, macadam road, forest path
The route is marked with signposts and you can also use a smartphone with a GPS file:
- First install Maps.Me application (for iPhone and Android)
- Then, on your smartphone open this web page and click on the link below. Download it and open it in the Maps.Me application.