A few centuries ago, people built fortified settlements on the island of Krk, positioned on important hills from which they could control significant trade routes and defend the settlement easily in case of an attack. A real example of a city planned that way is the village Dobrinj, situated in the central part of the island. Although the defensive walls cannot be seen at first sight, that does not mean they are not there, but they are skilfully hidden within the thick walls of the outer rim of the city.
After visiting Dobrinj, you should head towards Krk, a city whose long history is written in its walls and the Castle. The Krk Castle is famous under the name Frankopanski, so your next stop could be a secluded castle also owned by this family called Gradec, situated in the woods near Vrbnik. An excursion towards Gradec will reveal the charming forested landscapes of the island, so it is time to go towards Baška, which is adorned by even more theatrical rocky landscapes. The history of this settlement is related to the migration of the entire population from the hills into the lowland area near the sea, depending on the historical period of peace or war. Therefore, this excursion should be ended at the church of St Ivan and the castle above Baška, where the population used to move in case of an attack from the sea. Then take a walk through the old city and the promenade along the sea.