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First virtual Camino Krk pilgrimage to be held on 21-26 April

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ZAGREB, April 17 (Hina) – The Camino Krk project, developed by the City of Krk Tourist Board and the Croatian Confraternity of St. James which is the member of the archconfraternity of Santiago de Compostela, will be held virtually on 21-26 April, due to the lockdown imposed because of COVID-19.

Last October, the first edition of the Camino week on the Croatian island of Krk was held.

The second edition of the pilgrimage along the 107-kilometre-long route was scheduled for 21-26 April this year.

However, following confinement measures imposed due to the coronavirus infection, local authorities are calling on pilgrims to go on virtual pilgrimage and the itinerary includes the following towns as destinations throughout this northern Adriatic island: Krk, Porat, Omisalj, Dobrinj, Vrbnik, Baska and Kornic.

Following the tradition of Croatian Confraternities of St. James that have been helping pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela since 1203, the Croatian Confraternity of St. James has started with the revitalization of medieval pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Compostela, according to the information available on the project’s website.

“The island of Krk has been chosen as the first section of the Croatian Camino route to be officially marked with yellow arrows (customized with a Croatian traditional symbols),” it was also stated.

During the pilgrimage, participants can enjoy “spectacular natural scenery, forests, hills with an amazing view, old castles and churches, abandoned villages, small medieval town, gorgeous beaches” and “each day offers a unique opportunity to find inner peace, a chance to reflect, to discover that special kind of ‘Camino experience’.”

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