Kvarner newsletter / no 11

Tourism becomes a centenarian!

For Malinska, a renowned holiday resort on the island of Krk, the start of the New Year 2009 is particularly important: it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of tourism in the area!

In 2009, Malinska will celebrate hundred years of tourism with numerous events. Despite the development of tourism, Malinska was able to preserve the idyllic appearance of a coastal fishing village and continues to attract numerous visitors each year. In the first ten months of 2008, the area was visited by 63,500 guests who realised approximately 408,000 overnight stays. Visitors can choose to stay in some of the hotels or in private accommodation, and enjoy beautiful nature, various services and facilities, as well as the rich gastronomic offer of the region.
The long tradition and the eventful history of the area are testified by the region's religious buildings. Particularly important is the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Porat, which Frankopans donated to the Glagolitic priests in the 15th century, who then built a monastery next to it. The monastery today hosts a museum with sacred items and other valuable exhibits that reflect the traditional customs and way of living in the region. If we add to that numerous events and festivals that are based on the rich tradition, but also modern achievements, it becomes clear that Malinska continues to be a very attractive resort also in its anniversary year.