Baška (Croatian pronunciation: [bâʃka]) is a settlement and a municipality located on the south east of the island of Krk, Croatia. The village of Baška had a full-time population of 981 in the 2011 census, with 1,674 people in the greater municipality.
This cultural and historical center with its old stone houses and narrow streets, has been a tourist destination since the 19th century, and has developed into a popular resort. It is known for its inscribed stone monument from 1100, for its many surrounding beaches, and its long tradition in tourism.
The city of Baška is surrounded by woodlands and many sand and pebble beaches, most notably the 1,800-meter-long Baška beach (the Vela plaža, or “Great Beach”). In the surrounding area there are 16 hiking trails with a total length of over 80 km. Medicinal and other herbs grow in abundance, including wormwood, sage, thyme, and milfoil.