Origin of the name Malinska
The name Malinska originates from the water-mill built in the 15th century. In the past, Malinska was the main island port for wood exportation as well as a favourite tourist destination for the nobility of Vienna whereas today, it is a famous European summer resort.
1866 was the first time that a steamship had harboured on the island of Krk marking the beginning of the development of Malinska from a wood exporting port into a destination where trendy people began recognising the potential of this perfect climate health resort.
Visitors enchanted with its beauty, often refer to Malinska as "the pearl of the Kvarner islands".