Kvarner newsletter / no 41

Vrbnik on the island of Krk
Opening of the hotel, more amenities for visitors

In recent years, the small town of Vrbnik on the island of Krk has become one Kvarner's most popular destinations. This year, many new facilities and amenities have been prepared for visitors, including a newly refurbished hotel, at the moment the only hotel in this town.

The quaint small town of Vrbnik on the island of Krk, best known for its original wine sort, the Vrbnička žlahtina, can now accommodate its visitors in a charming, freshly refurbished Hotel Argentum. It is the only hotel in the town, located directly above the popular beach of Zgribnica.
Argentum is a small 3-star hotel offering ten air-conditioned spacious rooms, most of them with a wonderful seaview. The hotel is managed by the Grand Hotel Bonavia, a hotel with a tradition of 135 years, part of the Jadranski luksuzni hoteli hotel chain that manages high-class hotels in Dubrovnik and Rijeka.
The hotel also includes the Dume à la carte restaurant with a large seaview terrace, where hotel and external guests can enjoy a wide range of gastronomic specialities including two best-known products of the island of Krk – wine and olive oil. The reopening of this hotel represents a positive step in raising the quality of Vrbnik's tourism offer, that was until now aimed only at day trippers and visitors in private accommodation.
Over the last few years, Vrbnik has been visited by an increasing number of people looking for relaxation in unspoiled nature. Visitors can here explore some less well-known parts of the local tradition – walk on shepherd's trails in search of archaeological sites, discover the rich heritage of the historical Frankopan family, and see many further cultural and historical sites.
When in Vrbnik, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Ducal Palace, the Vitezić Family Library, the Glagolitic memorial printer's shop, the Ethnic collection, the Museum of Vrbnik, the exhibition of the Brotherhood of St. John the Baptists from the year 1323, a collection of tools and jewellery more than one thousand year old, and sculptures from the 15th and 16th centuries. To facilitate the orientation, there are 17 interpretation boards that inform visitors about individual sites of interest.