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Ancient sites & remains

Experience Krk / History & culture / Ancient sites & remains

Ancient ruins in Volsonis cafe bar

Cafe bar Volsonis is located inside the Perossi house and is known as a valuable archaeological site. The ancient walls from the 4th century AD and other archeological artefacts were found during excavations in the 21st century. The most interesting artefact is the Altar of Venus, dedicated to the Roman goddess of love.

If you choose to visit Volsonis you can walk along the ancient underground corridors and gardens where many tombstones (along with the previously mentioned altar) were found. One tombstone has the name Volson carved on it, who was one of the Roman rulers of Krk and the cafe bar was then named after him.

Phone: +385 51 880 249
Address: Vela placa 8, 51500 Krk

Working hours:

1.10. – 30.04.
Sun-Thu: 07:00-00:00
Fri-Sat: 07:00-01:00

1.5. 07 – 30.09.
Mon – Sun: 07:00-02:00

Temple Of Venus

The remains of the ancient Temple of Venus can be seen inside the shop Memento, in the old town centre of Krk. The remains of the temple can bee seen through the glass floor inside the shop.

Venus was the Roman goddess of love, beauty and marriage. In the Roman Empire the number of temples dedicated to Venus was significantly less when compared with temples built for other Roman gods. Therefore, this temple which dates back to the 1st century BC, is the only temple dedicated to the goddess Venus on the eastern side of the Adriatic (from Greece to Italy), making it even more spectacular.

Temple of Venus
(inside the Shop Memento)

Phone: +385 51 520 662
E-mail: info@memento-venerem.com
Address: A. Mahnića 3, 51500 Krk

Archaeological collection Fortis

Valuable collection of items from the Roman Empire period (1st – 5th century) and the prehistoric period (3rd – 1st century B.C.) can be found at the Gallery Fortis. This archaeological collection consists of bronze items, ceramics and other reminders of the Roman times. All items have been found inside the city of Krk.

Phone: +385 51 221 695
Mobile: +385 98 459 886
Address: Dr. D. Vitezića 1, 51500 Krk

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