In the harbor you will find different companies that offer boat tours to the beaches on Krk island. They will bring you to Baska or Vela Luka beach. Baska is a beach town on the island Krk. The main beach you will find in the city center of Baska and is surrounded by restaurants and bars.
Vela Luka beach is located next to Baska and is only accessible by boat. It’s a large and beautiful pebbles beach. The price for a day tour to the islands is €30/€40 per person. You can also rend a boat yourself; the prices are between €100 and €200 a day. If you go there with your own boat, you have to visit Oprna and Zala beach, this are the most beautiful beaches in the region.
It’s also possible to get to Krk by car. Krk is connected with the mainland by a 2 km long bridge. Nice places to visit on the island are Krk city, Malinska and the village Vrbnik. This small village is famous for the local Zlahtina grape that’s grows here. There are a lot of places where they offer winetasting and there is a good restaurant with a superb view, it’s called restaurant Nada.
If you’re interested in the long and important history of Senj, you can visit the town museum. The museum is situated in the palace of the Vukasović family which was one of the most respectable and most influential families in Senj. The beautiful palace was built in Gothic and Renaissance style and is more than 600 years old. The Museum has an archaeological, marine archaeological, numismatic, and Glagolitic collection as well as a collection of arms and military equipment, a recent history collection, an ethnographic collection (Bunjevci ethnic group), and a natural history collection (the Velebit mountain).
Goli Otok is a small island between Senj and Rab. It is a barren, uninhabited island that was the site of a political prison in use when Croatia was part of Yugoslavia. The prison was in operation between 1949 and 1989. You will still find the ruins of the prison and you can get a small tour of the island.
The valley from Novi Vinodolski is very fertile and was used for growing the Zlahtina grape and many other agricultural products. This used to be the only source of basic needs to the majority of the population. Today, Novi Vinodolski is a developed tourist resort and a recognized tourist destination. There is still a winery, which is called Vinarija Pavlomir, where you can taste the wine. Next to the winery you will find Konoba Studec, where you can eat traditional dishes like Peka. The town beach in New Vinodolski is located in the center next to the hotel complex Lisanj. The beach is partly gravel and partly paved with good access to the sea. It is equipped with showers, toilets and changing rooms, and you can rent chairs and umbrellas. Right next to the beach is a volleyball court and a playground in the sand.
Velebit National Park
Velebit is the largest Croatian mountain range and is famous for its exceptional natural beauty, flora & fauna and the amazing views over the Adriatic Sea. The mountain range consist of 2 national park, Northern Velebit and Paklenica. The Northen Velebit is easy to reach from Senj. The entrance from the national park is close to the village Krasno, which is a 40 min drive. Before you enter the park, you have to buy an entrance ticket which is valid for 4 days and will cost you 45 kuna. There are several trails which vary in length from a few hours to a number of days.
Next to the village Krasno, there is another small village called Kuterevo. The main attraction from this village is the Kuterevo Bear Refuge. The refuge hosts 8 bears, 2 of which are coming from a Zoo and the rest lost their mothers during their first year of life and thus had no chance of survival in the wild. In Croatia live around 1000 bears in the wild. The bears living in Croatia are part from the Dinaric population, where around 2800 bears live. This is the second largest population in Central Europe. You can visit the refuge or if you have more time you can also become a volunteer.
National Park Plitvice
Plitvice is one of the most famous national parks of Croatia. The park is an ensemble of 16 natural lakes and more than 90 waterfalls. It is a UNESCO heritage site due to its breathtaking views, its fauna and the unique turquoise waters. You can visit the park in one or two days, it not possible to see the whole national park in one day but most of the people think one day is enough. From Senj you drive inland, and you will be at Plitvice National Park in 50 minutes.
We offer tours and drop offs to the different sights in the area.