Visit Vrbnik above the sea, discover its history stretching back over 900 years!

If you are looking for a place where you can feel an authentic island tradition, explore history, enjoy the scenic nature and a fine gastronomic offer, Vrbnik is the right choice for you.
It is located on the eastern side of the island of Krk, 28 km from Krk bridge. When arriving in Vrbnik from the mainland, you will be welcomed by vast vineyards, where the well-known žlahtina grapevine grows, and the karst pastures suitable for sheep breeding. On arrival by sea it will loom over you from a 49-metre high steep cliff with panoramic little houses clustered around the bell tower and surrounded by mediaeval walls.

Vrbnik’s 900-year-old history places it as an important Frankopan castle and glagolitic and religious centre under the protection of St John the Baptist. It became widely known after the song “Vrbnik above the sea” and the Golden Vrbnik Žlahtina wine. Many well-known people grew up in Vrbnik, a favourite inspiration for many artists in different genres. Tradition and customs are very much alive in this small town and the local singing (kanet) and dances (tanec), as well as the dialect (Chakavian) are in use even among its youngest inhabitants.