If you’re the type who likes to explore the historical and cultural heritage of any given destination you might be visiting, you know how hard it can be to find accurate information about cultural sites in smaller cities and islands.
That especially applies to Croatia, with available information on certain destination highlights such as churches and historical buildings often being scarce even on tourist board websites. Getting insight into the broad scope of outstanding heritage can be a challenge even if you speak Croatian, not to mention English.
That’s why the following piece of news is a more than welcome addition to the tourism sector: the island of Krk recently introduced an attractive interactive map of its rich historical heritage.
As the island recently adopted a Strategy for Tourism Development until 2020, it’s currently working on branding itself not only as a destination with developed tourist infrastructure and hospitality industry, but also one that boasts a priceless historical, cultural and traditional heritage. In order to further draw attention to the many gems hidden around the island, the Tourist Board of Krk collaborated with the Centre for Industrial Heritage from Rijeka to launch a project assembling the entire heritage fund of Krk island on a unique educational website.
Around 50 sites have been introduced so far, but their number will further increase in the coming months. The project aims to promote the most important examples of archaeological and sacral heritage in five themed groups: archaeological remains (1), churches (2), monasteries and convents (3), fortresses and castles (4), and seven administrative centres of the island (5). All groups have different colour schemes and symbols assigned, accompanied by a short but informative text about each location’s history, in Croatian and English.
The outstanding project was developed by Ivana Golob Mihić, Ema and Matija Makarun, Ljiljana Brusić, Ivica Brusić Brujo, Gordana Ožbolt and Jana Kegalj.
Next time you visit Krk, you don’t have to desperately search for information in outdated guidebooks or in obscure corners of the internet – just click here for some instant insight, or use the website to get some ideas for your next trip to Kvarner!
Source: Pokret otoka