Bakar, one of the oldest city in North Adriatic Sea

Bakar North Adriatic Sea, Croatia

Bakar panoramaBakar is an ancient city and port, one among the oldest cities of the North Adriatic Sea with a long and rich history.
The old core of the town has been declaring as a cultural monument in 1968. This region has been inhabited within the third and second century B.C. and therefore the Roman Empire has also left traces of its existence
here. The Croatian Lords belonging to the families of Frankopan and Zrinski lived here and also the Empress Marija Terezija granted this town the status of a king’s city.

 

What about holidays in Bakar?

Accommodation in Bakar is available in a hotel, a mountain lodge, private houses, apartments, and rooms.

In Bakar, you can find many restaurants, taverns, and also inns, and buffets, where you can try the traditional Mediterranean dishes of this region as well as international meals and there are also many pizzerias and fast foods, cafes, and bars.

It is possible to explore the area surrounding the town of Bakar by bike because there are 9 marked trails with over 160 km. Passing through the hundred-year-old forests, grassy meadows and hillsides full of Mediterranean vegetation.

If you prefer walking there is a walking path called “Towards the Castle”. That is about 1,600 m long and of easy to a medium difficulty. For which you will need about 20 minutes of light walking. The walk will take you to the Hreljin Castle where the ruins of the medieval town of Hreljin are.

Throughout the year there are numerous manifestations in Bakar and its area. The most famous one is Margaret’s Summer, among many other such as various carnival events, regattas, and gastronomy manifestations.

Be sure to visit the National Park Risnjak, while you’re in Bakar. This National Park was from 1953. Its name is after a Lynx, its most popular inhabitant.

For a tour of the nearby surrounding places of Kukuljanovo, Hreljin, Krasica, Praputnjak, National Park Risnjak and many more interesting destinations. You can hire a private car transfer or a car rental. It is possible to arrange private boat transfers for a visit to the islands of Cres and Krk and their surrounding islets.

Interesting facts:

The grapevine of the sort Beliza was cultivating here and well-known champagne Bakarska vodica is from it.
Bakar was the biggest Croatian city at the turn of the 18th to the 19th century.
The Venetian army tried to conquer Bakar for a hundred years but they did not succeed.