According to usaers, Krk is an island in the Adriatic Sea (Europe) that is part of Croatia. The capital of Krk is the eponymous Krk. A number of major towns on Krk are: Omišalj, Baška and Punat.
Krk is a hilly island with a lot of greenery. The highest point of the island is the Obzova with a height of 568 meters. Krk is connected to the mainland via a bridge, which makes the island easily accessible. The coastline of Krk is mostly rocky with several wide pebble beaches and bays. The waters around Krk are ideal for diving to the great diversity of fish species. The island of Krk is one of Croatia’s most popular destinations. The island is also known for its many old (port) towns, olive groves and stalactite caves.
Where is Krk located?
Travel information of Krk
Official name: Krk
Area: 405.22 km²
Country code: HR, HRV
Population: 19,286 inhabitants (2011)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 568 m (Obzova)
Distance (Amsterdam – Krk): 1,079 km
Flight time: about 3 hours
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Krk that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Krk, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Krk. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Krk?
Weather and climate
Krk has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Krk can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Krk can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Krk. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Croatian is the official language on Krk. In addition, English, German and Italian are spoken on a smaller scale.
Would you like to translate from or into Croatian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Croatia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulates in Croatia (also for Krk): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Croatia in the Netherlands: nl.mfa.hr.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Krk it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
On Krk you pay with the Croatian Kuna (HRK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Krk can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Krk are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -32% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (53% cheaper), food (27% cheaper), imported beer in catering (40% cheaper), cigarettes (46% cheaper) and public transport (53% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip in Krk. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Krk is the same as in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for Krk can be found on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Krk you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Krk.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Krk.
On Krk the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Krk can be found on our electricity page (see Croatia).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 92 or 112
– Fire: 93 or 112
– Ambulance: 94 or 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Krk can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Krk (Croatia) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Krk end in.hr.
Krk official website: krk.hr.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Krk is 00385 or +385.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Krk? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Krk Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Krk Yellow Pages.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Krk.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Krk.
An overview of all public holidays on Krk can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Krk, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Krk?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Krk. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Krk can be found on Protected Planet.
Krk is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Krk? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, medicines, alcohol and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Krk, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Krk, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations, which you may encounter during your visit to Krk.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers under 24).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Krk is also called the ‘Golden Island’?
…Krk has been the center of Croatian literature and language for centuries?
…Krk has been an important tourist destination since the 19th century?