Lying at Krk Island's southern end, the town of BASKA is set into a wide bay, framed by some stark, dry, dramatic mountains.
At the heart of the modern town, which is rapidly developing, lies a traditional, old fishing village that would not look out of place along the coasts of France or Italy.
Old Baška is an atmospheric tangle of beautiful alleyways and colourful houses perched onto a steep slope facing the sea.
However, for most visitors, Baska's main attraction is its 2kms stretch of beach - a mixture of sand and fine shingle, which from a distance looks like a long, sugar-cone coloured crescent of the moon. This is undoubtedly one of the best beaches on the whole Adriatic, and the view - with Prvic island and Velebit mountain in the background - is dramatic whatever the time of year.
Add to this a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants and beach sports - and all the ingredients for a perfect holiday are here.
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