It wouldn't be the first time we'd visited Vrbnik with friends or family, having seen this charming hillside town with AussiesonTour (Jess/Dillon). But it's that spectacular that our re-visit to the island of Krk with the girl's grandparents had to include a trip to Vrbnik. Well, who couldn't resist a chance to see themselves inside the 'narrowest street in the world'?
In the 100 hectares are known as the Vrbnik Valley, you can see Croatia's most famous wine region come alive. Brimming with luscious green vineyards with their 'zlahtina' grapes, it's a beautiful valley and famous for its dry white wine, champagne and variety of liqueurs/fortrified wines too... It may not be as big as bigger wine regions that we've visited like Alsace, Porto or Bordeaux or even the Charente Maritime... but it's quaint, full of character and the wine & local cheese tasting wasn't half bad either!
It's easily possible to visit in a morning, as the access and parking are good... although the cobbled streets are tricky in places. If you're looking for lunch venue, then perhaps try Konoba Nada, a restaurant and cellar bar at the edge of the old town facing the sea with a beautiful panoramic view on towns of Crikvenica and Novi Vinodolski on the mainland.
As for the 'narrowest street in the world' claim... the street named Klancic is certainly narrow.... but apparently the title is still up for debate (see here) You see it relates to the actual definition of a street with plenty of places from North Yorkshire, Exeter to Germany laying claim to the title (see here).... But we'll take it at face value... as we had to turn sideways to squeeze down and both girls found it a fantastic experience
Leaving the beautiful island of Krk behind us, we pointed the motorhomes towards the road bridge that links this island to the mainland (fare - 7 euros one way, you don't pay to leave the island). Heading south on Highway 8, we're heading for the island of Pag (more to follow in this blog post - click here)
It may not quite be as spectacular as California's Pacific Coastline, but it whisks you along a sensational strip of the Croatian Coast, with never a dull moment. Due to the irregular shape and countless bays and inlets, a trip along our coast delivers new vistas at every turn... before you head into the hillside for a series of twisting, turning hairpin bends that climb ever higher to deliver even better views of the crystal clear Adriatic.
We'd written an article earlier in the trip about our '5 Most Favourite Coastlines in Europe' and this is certainly about to be re-written to include this gem of coastline.
Before long you head down the hillside (some 2hrs of driving between Vrbnik and Prizna) towards the car ferry to Pag... It's bigger than the Rab ferry (so at least we fitted on this time - click here for more on that white knuckle ferry ride) and you are across in only 20mins (cost - 30 euros)
Pag is an island famous for its lace, award winning sheep's cheese and lays claim to some of the world's oldest living olive trees... so plenty to find out more about during our stay at the impressive campsite at Camping Šimuni (another of the girl's real favourites from across the trip)
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