Škrila is a spacious campsite with 700 m of breathtaking coastline, large wooded area and widely spaced pitches (which are almost all less than 100 m from the sea). It is situated 1 km from the small remote village of Stara Baška (population less than 100) and 8 km from Punat (population 2000) on the biggest Croatian island, Krk. It offers all the standard amenities of a campsite of its size e.g. very affordable rental of modern luxurious mobile homes, four beaches of which one is naturist and another pet-friendly, restaurant, beach bar, self-service market, fresh produce store - both with daily supply of foodstuffs, Wi-Fi internet access, beach volleyball court, clothes washing service. However, its greatest asset is by all means the exceptional beauty of the beaches on the camopsite and its vicinity. Since Stara Baska is within a comfortable only three and a half hour ride from Austria (Croatia has excellent modern highways and Krk is connected to mainland by a bridge) the statement we have just made may sound like a pretty much meaningless phrase. In the sequel we will give cogent arguments that this is not the case and even that the combination of clear seawater and dazzlingly white sand and pebblestones of those beaches is exceptional in a context much broader than that of Croatian tourism.
Figure: Med's brightest spot
Amber Islands ('corner of Adriatic') shine in satellite photos
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Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:45
If you are interested in the historical origin of the term "Amber Islands" (originally "Electrides" in the geography book 'On Marvelous Things Heard' written by either Aristotle himself or one of his followers) for a group of islands situated, according to that book, in the 'corner of Adriatic', please see the section on Amber islands in the Island of Krk page of this website.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:46
The astounding Stara Baska beaches
Saturday, 07 July 2007 09:54
Suppose we tried to convince you using right away the standard arguments (presentation of videos, hard-to-check stories normally spread by word of mouth) that Stara Baska has the most astounding (i.e. fascinating, breath-taking) stretch of coastline in the entire Mediterranean, despite being so far to the north and so close to Central Europe. Then we would clearly face an insumountable problem: credibility. This problem would remain insurmountable even if we add that in the above statement we imply that you, like Tom Cruise, find (in his words quoted in the London newspaper Sunday times in 2004) 'Croatian coastline ... spectacular' since you 'love its mixture of steep cliffs, sheltered bays and beautiful beaches'. In other words, even if we added to the statement about Stara Baska a qualification of the eye of beholder type, it would still a priori sound pretentious or even ludicrous (i.e. hilarious) because of incongruity between the strength of the arguments and the claim. The qualification in question consists, of course, in the interpretation of the term "astounding" in accordance with the criteria generally accepted among nautical tourists (as opposed to the tourists who prefer e.g. the very long Italian Adriatic beaches with fine sand and shallow sea often muddled by the sand).
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Med's brightest spot
Monday, 19 April 2010 20:29
The above mentioned credibility issue is the reason we take a different approach: we begin with a simple, irrefutable (i.e. incontrovertible, 'unbeatable'), verifiable online in a second (even with an i-phone), yet very strong argument for the above statement about Stara Baska. The fact we invoke is objective to the point that it can be literally seen not only from an airplane, but even from a satellite: in the Google Maps satellite photo of Mediterranean (or about 80% thereof if your resolution is lower) an easily identifiable small area in Northern Adriatic is clearly distinguished since it virtually shines in the entire Mediterranean. This is due to the surreally bright white color of the limestone forming south-eastern parts of three northern Croatian islands - Krk, Rab and Pag. In other words, this region of Croatian Seaside with diameter of only 70 km is where the greatest attraction of Croatia - the magnificent dazzlingly white karstic limestone wilderness of the western Dinaric Alps, finds its extreme realization.