The town of Njivice is located on the northwest coast of the island of Krk. It transformed from a once small fishing and farming village into a popular tourist destination. Njivice attracts many guests with various facilities for an active vacation, its mild climate, beautiful beaches and romantic seaside walking paths.
Due to the wind-protected position and available drinking water, the Romans had their country houses in the area of Njivice. At the beginning of the 19th century, summer houses began to be built in Njivice again, and in 1930 the first hotel was built here, too.
Today Njivice offers a relaxing and unforgettable vacation with a wide selection of accommodation in a camping site, hotels, apartments, holiday homes and rooms in private accommodation.
The beaches in Njivice are diverse, mostly pebble and rocky, and hidden coves are ideal for guests seeking peace and solitude. Due to the particularly mild climate in Njivice, the beaches are surrounded by forest, which makes them especially attractive in summer.
Along the beach, in the town center there is an abundance of restaurants and tourist attractions.
We have selected for you some interesting events that take place in Njivice.
FesTra - a festival of tradition through 3 weekends in May introduces you to Krk's history, culture and local customs, and also offers traditional products of the island of Krk.
At the Ice Festival in June, learn how to make ice sculptures, and you can also refresh yourself with cocktails in ice glasses.
Considering the confectionery tradition in Njivice, it is not surprising that the Ice Cream Festival is taking place in Njivice. It is great fun for the whole family because besides the tasting of excellent ice cream you can enjoy a whole range of animations and content for children.
In the summer, traditional fishermen parties take place in Njivice, and on September 8th, Nativity of Mary, the Parish Day is celebrated. Afterward, there is a festivity in the evening.
Njivice is the youngest parish on the island of Krk. The parish church was built in 1905 on the site of the former church that was located here.
The first mention of Njivice in 1474 in the grant of the Frankopan counts of Krk is connected with the church that preceded today's parish church.
From this former church comes the pre-Romanesque pluteus - a stone slab from the 11th - 12th century exhibited in the parish church. It is decorated with Croatian interlace - a typical old croatian three-ribbon pattern.
The Lake near Njivice is situated about 4 km from Njivice and only 100 m from the main island road. The 35-hectare freshwater lake is the central part of a fascinating ecosystem. This lake is actually a crypto depression because its deepest point at the lowest water level is 7 m below sea level. The lake greatly contributes to the biodiversity of the island of Krk.
It is one of the most interesting ornithological areas in Southeast Europe. The lake is a paradise for bird watchers and a very important station for birds migrating to Africa and northern Europe. Large flocks of cranes numbering up to 600 birds whose wingspan is over 2 m are especially impressive.