With the only healing mud deposits on Krk and some nice harbour towns set against the beautiful backdrop of jagged limestone slopes, the bay at Čižići, Soline and Klimno is worth a stop.
Soline Bay is located in the north of the Croatian island of Krk and is worth seeing for its picturesque little towns and idyllic harbour basins. It is also widely known for its healing mud deposits, which extend across the south-western end of the bay.
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Healing mud in Soline Bay
The soothing mud pools in Soline Bay are located right next to the road from Soline to Čižići and were already appreciated by the Romans for their salt deposits. Today they attract both locals and tourists to their extensive mud banks, whose shallow waters are warm enough for bathing from May to October and are said to help against rheumatic complaints.
From afar, the plain littered with small puddles and pools is reminiscent of a mudflat, where it is wonderful to relax under the Croatian sun. There is no infrastructure at the healing mud of the Soline Bay; you have to bring your own food and shade.
However, there are restaurants and small shops in the nearby villages of Soline and Klimno. Both settlements have a nice harbour and heavenly peace.
Klimno is still the boat-building centre of Krk, as the smart marina and some new houses testify. Lunch can be spent here directly at the harbour in one of the small pubs, which are mainly populated by locals.
After a leisurely walk through the town and along the waterfront promenade, which leads to a small campsite, you have already seen the most important things about Klimno.
The village of Čižići on Soline Bay is hardly worth seeing, except for the harbour, which is also nice, but if you continue along the road in the direction of Rudine, after about 4 kilometres you will reach the lonely, 110-metre-long Biserujka Cave, where a treasure was supposedly once hidden. With its interesting stalactites, however, it is worth a short stopover even for non-treasure hunters.