WELCOME : Welcome to Virtual Mountain's tour of southern Krk Island, a beautiful gem off Croatia's Adriatic coast. Walk along the seafront at Baška and explore the narrow streets of the old town and harbour, before heading in land to explore the karstic limestone plateau, and the island’s highest peak Obzovo (569m). The tour facilities two routes to the summit; one path leads up from the village Draga Bašćanska, the other from the village of Batomalj and over the peak of Veliki Hlam and along the plateau’s edge. In nearby Jurandvor, call in at St Lucy's Church to discover the arcane Glagolitic text of the Baška Tablet.

Before you start : Visit the Virtual Shop and collect a map to take with you on your adventure. Open the map along the route and enjoy a bird’s eye view of your location, a relief map, or street map, all powered by Google Maps.

Let’s go : Float cursor over picture button below to view start locations. Click appropriate picture button to begin tour. Good Luck.

Button with picture of sea front in Baška

Button with picture of St. Lucy's Curch

Area Map

More : I hope you enjoy this virtual mountain experience, put together from photographs taken over two holidays in Baška with my family during August 2008 and August 2009. Baška is a great family resort, especially for those who wish to stretch their legs as well as spending time on the beach. The karstic wastelands offer interesting insight to the harsh lives the people once lived here, with sparse grass, weird dry stone walls fencing off the pastures of individual families. Water is rare, and you’ll be sure to take along plenty of drink.

Want to go for real : Take a look at the Links page for further information.

I will be delighted to receive feedback, good or bad. Please email derek@virtualmountains.co.uk.

© Derek Stillingfleet 2008, 2009, and 2010