When you think about Croatia, you think about islands, sunshine, old red-roofed towns and vividly blue beaches. A visit to one of Croatia’s smaller islands in the Northern Gulf of Kvarner, Rab, surprised me with its pine forest inlets and light spring drizzle. What better way to celebrate the reappearance of the sun (just in time for sunset) with a quick improvised picnic?
The first stop on my Croatian boat trip was the island of Krk. It’s Croatia’s biggest island off the main land and connected by a toll bridge. The old parts of Krk town are easy to explore on foot and full of narrow alleyways leading to small restaurants, konobas (a Croation pub-like institution with great food) and shops selling handcraft items. A visit to the medieval city, Vrbnik, was the highlight of my visit. Perched on a 48m cliff and overlooking the Adriatic ocean, it’s a lovely sight to see.