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Malinska

Malinska is surrounded by dense forests on the west coast of the Croatian island of Krk, which extends to the east in the Kvarner bay - just before the mainland coast by Crikvenica. The city bears its name because of a mill (in Croatian Mlin means mill), which was built in the 15th century in this town. The small town was first mentioned in 1153 and has about 3,100 inhabitants who live mainly from tourism. In earlier times, the export of timber and shipping were the important economic sectors of the inhabitants due to Malinska possessing an important harbor. Most tourists visit Malinska today because of its beautiful beaches, its hilly hinterlands for sports activities as well as for its small harbor, which is an ideal starting point for nautical adventures. The port is located on the west coast of the island, away from the Croatian mainland, where the strong Bora wind partially blows. The city has formed around the parish church of Sveti Apolinara, which was built before the 12th century and is one of the oldest religious buildings in Malinska. Later, the Franciscan monastery was added to the district of Porat, which was built in 1480 together with the associated church of St. Mary Magdalene. Today you can find some of the oldest Croatian inscriptions in the monastery. In summer the atrium of the monastery is often used for concerts and events. The remains of a church complex dating back from the 5th to the 7th century, is visible in the Cickini forest near Malinska. Among other things, you will even recognize the baptismal font of the formal church.

Similar to other towns on the island of Krk, the life of the locals and tourists plays out around the port of Malinska and around the waterfront. The ports and waterfronts are lined with tightly packed restaurants, pubs and bars serving international and regional cuisine. Many of the local dishes are dominated by fish and seafood, which is due to the longstanding tradition of local fishing and its location in the

Malinska is surrounded by dense forests on the west coast of the Croatian island of Krk, which extends to the east in the Kvarner bay - just before the mainland coast by Crikvenica. The city bears its name because of a mill (in Croatian Mlin means mill), which was built in the 15th century in this town. The small town was first mentioned in 1153 and has about 3,100 inhabitants who live mainly from tourism. In earlier times, the export of timber and shipping were the important economic sectors of the inhabitants due to Malinska possessing an important harbor. Most tourists visit Malinska today because of its beautiful beaches, its hilly hinterlands for sports activities as well as for its small harbor, which is an ideal starting point for nautical adventures. The port is located on the west coast of the island, away from the Croatian mainland, where the strong Bora wind partially blows. The city has formed around the parish church of Sveti Apolinara, which was built before the 12th century and is one of the oldest religious buildings in Malinska. Later, the Franciscan monastery was added to the district of Porat, which was built in 1480 together with the associated church of St. Mary Magdalene. Today you can find some of the oldest Croatian inscriptions in the monastery. In summer the atrium of the monastery is often used for concerts and events. The remains of a church complex dating back from the 5th to the 7th century, is visible in the Cickini forest near Malinska. Among other things, you will even recognize the baptismal font of the formal church.

Similar to other towns on the island of Krk, the life of the locals and tourists plays out around the port of Malinska and around the waterfront. The ports and waterfronts are lined with tightly packed restaurants, pubs and bars serving international and regional cuisine. Many of the local dishes are dominated by fish and seafood, which is due to the longstanding tradition of local fishing and its location in the middle of the Adriatic. This long tradition is celebrated during the annual fishing festival. During the summer months many festivities take place such as those involving sports, singing and dancing, which is seen best, inter alia, at the typical Klapa dance. Celebrations with the longest tradition include the sailing regatta's "Dubasnica Cup" and the bicycle race "Dir po Dubasnici", where you can explore the wonderful trails around Malinska. The cycling routes offer an alternative activity from the beach. There are no official dog beaches in Malinska, but they can be found in the neighboring town of Njivice.

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Beaches

Beach Hotel Malin

Kvarner Gulf, Krk Island, Malinska

type of beach fine gravel, concrete plateaus
Beach Uhić (Porat)

Kvarner Gulf, Krk Island, Malinska

type of beach gravel, rocks, concrete plateaus
Beach Rova

Kvarner Gulf, Krk Island, Malinska

type of beach fine gravel, rocks
Beach Rupa

Kvarner Gulf, Krk Island, Malinska

type of beach gravel, fine gravel, concrete plateaus
Rajska plaža Malinska (Paradisebeach)

Kvarner Gulf, Krk Island, Malinska

type of beach rocks

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