Insel Krk - Croatia
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Insel Krk - Croatia

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A: Island Krk - Baska beach

by Petr Kolčář, 1.0 km away

Island Krk, view on Baška village and its beautiful beach.

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B: Baska beach - island Krk

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Baska beach is most popular beach the island Krk.

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C: Baska beach, Krk, Croatia

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Baska beach, Krk, Croatia


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E: Evening townscape

by Dashkov Vladimir, 2.3 km away

Evening townscape

F: Harbor of Baska Croatia

by Peter Gumilar GesmbH, 2.4 km away

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Harbor of Baska Croatia

G: Harbor of Baska Croatia

by Peter Gumilar GesmbH, 2.5 km away

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H: Descent to the sea

by Dashkov Vladimir, 2.5 km away

Descent to the sea

I: Landing stage for yachts and boats

by Dashkov Vladimir, 2.5 km away

Landing stage for yachts and boats

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