Malinska Malinska, once the main island port for the export of wood, and then the favored vacation destination for the Viennese aristocracy, is today a well known European vacation spot. The town got its name from the mill that was constructed here in the 15th century. The first steamboat docked in Malinska in 1866, but the island earned its recognition when the world of high society discovered its potential as a health resort. Visitors to Malinska, overwhelmed by its beauty, often call it The pearl of the Kvarner Gulf. Malinska is part of the area called Dubašnica. It is comprised of about 20 surrounding villages on the western side of the island of Krk. In addition to its forested coastline, the gulf on which Dubašnica is situated has several small inlets and coves. The region is characterized by very little rainfall, its roughly 260 days of sun per year, and its mild climate. Malinska's geographic position also protects it from cold winds. The many concerts of classical and traditional music in the atrium of the Franciscan monastery provide a special atmosphere throughout the year. In addition, there are two other sacred sites: the parish church of St. Apollinaris in Bogovići and the church-gallery complex of St. Nicholas in the center of Malinska. The complex is of a more recent date. In the summer it is a center for artistic events. If you are seeking an active vacation, you will be able to choose from a variety of sports and recreational activities in Malinska. Do you enjoy long romantic walks lungo mare? Then, by all means, walk along the Paradise Road that leads you from the center of Malinska into the unspoiled nature of this area. Kilometers of paths will give walkers and cyclists alike unforgettable moments in natural surroundings. We also offer a wide range of cultural, entertainment and sports activities with traditional and contemporary themes.