The area of the Town of Krk can be divided into two parts: the area around the Krk settlement itself (Krk, Vrh, Kosić, Salatić, Lakmartin, Muraj, Kornić) and Šotovento.

The Town of Krk is the administrative, business, cultural and educational centre of the island. The founders of this town were the Illyrians from the Liburnian tribe called Curicta, after which the town got its Roman name Curicum.
Splendissima civitas Curictarum – The most splendid town of the people of Krk

This is the inscription found on an antique gravestone from the 4th century.

One of numerous Krk sights are the town walls. They were built in the Illyrian period. In Croatia, these walls take the third place with regard to dimensions, thus placing themselves after the walls of Ston and Dubrovnik. Throughout the centuries, the walls have been expanded and fixed many times, and the greater part of the walls is preserved till today.

As to the other sights, the most important are the Krk Cathedral from the 13th century, the Volsonis lapidary as well as the Frankopan castle from the 15th century, where different cultural manifestation take place in summer time.

Šotovento is the westernmost area of the island of Krk, and administratively, it belongs to the town of Krk. It consists of the following settlements: Bajčići, Brusići, Brzac, Linardići, Milohnići, Nenadići, Pinezići, Poljica, Skrbčići and Žgaljići. In addition to these official settlements, Šotovento also comprises hamlets of Brozići, Kapovci and Glavotok, as well as the ferry port called Valbiska. Settlements are located under few mountains which protect them from the wind called bora (Translator’s note: north-eastern wind), after which Šotovento got its name (Italian word sotto means under and vento means wind, i.e. under the wind – under the lee).

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