Osor - Krnica
The small town of Krnica is located southeast of Pula in the mainland of Istria. The tranquil yacht charter destination is located a away from the busy tourist centres and is a popular charter destination, especially for holidaymakers who like it tranquil and less turbulent. Krnica is not on the coast, but you can quickly reach the bay of Vinjole, where you can sunbathe to your heart’s content on the extensive beaches or bathe in the wonderfully blue sea.
According to archaeological findings, Krnica was already settled in Roman times. A chest full of gold and bronze coins from Roman times was found near Krnica in 1903, evidence of the settlement of the area as early as Roman times. The name of the place Krnica could be derived from the Celtic word Kar, which means stone. The place was first mentioned in the records in 1243. Although abandoned due to some wars and epidemics, the place had a relatively high population density in 1520. The inhabitants of that time were refugees from Dalmatia, they called the place Sveta Marija Krnicka. Later it became the name Krnica.
Krnica is an ideal holiday destination for everyone who doesn’t want to experience Istria just as a bathing paradise. The picturesque hinterland of the Istrian coast enchants its visitors with a wonderful Mediterranean landscape that guarantees relaxing and varied holidays in the seemingly untouched nature. The wooded surroundings of the place are ideally suited to enjoy the beauty of this region to the fullest on long walks. If you want to expand your discoveries further inland or to the coast, you have the opportunity to rent a bike and go on a big tour all over the region. The unspoilt and varied landscape also offers good terrain for adventurous rides on horseback far from busy tourist roads. Krnica also offers everything in terms of infrastructure such as restaurants, cafés and a supermarket.
For those who are looking for a change from the quiet and nature-loving Krnica, the Vinjole Bay is a good tip for trying out various water sports for a day or just lazing on the beach. The cafes, restaurants and shops in the bay area invite you to stroll and enjoy and round off your day by the sea pleasantly.
So that art and culture is not neglected on your yacht charter, it is worth visiting the church of St. Rok in the centre of the town. The church, built in 1631 and enlarged in 1774, was not restored until 1993. The single-aisled church has four chapels inside and five marble altars. The tabernacle of the main altar with its stone sculptures is worth seeing.
With its very central location, Krnica is the ideal starting point for many interesting day trips. The Brijuni National Park is an archipelago that captivates with unspoiled beauty. Excursions to the islands, visits to the historical buildings and a safari tour to exotic animals are on the extensive program.
Stringent cleaning procedures are already in-place across all boats globally for the well-being of our crew and guests. These will be further enhanced to meet government guidelines in the UK and Italy which are in place in July 2021 in relation to the COVID pandemic. These will include temperature checks prior to boarding; hand-sanitising stations in public areas; additional deep cleans of public areas including decks; social distancing if required. With each catamaran’s capacity at a maximum of 10 people including skipper and chef, if required in August, guests would remain in catamaran bubbles during visits to vineyards and other on-shore activities.