Perched at the southern end of Krk Island, Baška is a sunny resort town overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Offering a rich cultural heritage, it’s home to the Baška Tablet and a fascinating ethnographic museum, as well as a 1,800-metre-long beach and several hiking trails that wind through its herb-filled woodlands.
Things to do in Baška
Spend a day exploring the old town of Baška, which is clustered with atmospheric churches. Alternatively, visit the Church of St. Lucy in nearby Jurandvor to see a copy of the 12th-century Baška Tablet. Discovered in 1851 during the paving of the church, it’s one of the first monuments containing an inscription in the Church Slavonic liturgical language.
The Glagolitic alphabet was used for centuries in the region and is celebrated along the Baška Glagolitic Path. It comprises a series of 34 sculptures that each represent a letter in this early Slavic script. Follow the trail as it leads from the Treskavac mountain pass at the entrance to the Baška Valley before ending at the town’s Stara Riva (Old Pier).
If you’re interested in the region’s cultural history, pay a visit to the Baška Heritage Museum, which was founded in 1970. In addition to vintage household items and traditional folk costumes, it also includes a collection dedicated to the Czech doctor Zdenka Čermakova, who spent her life working with the town’s residents.
Getting around Baška
Baška is just over an hour’s drive from the centre of Rijeka and 45 minutes from Rijeka International Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Regular buses connect from the Baška bus station to the Croatian capital, Zagreb, while the town centre is small enough to explore on foot.