Twenty minutes' walk inland from Baška (back along the main road to Krk), St Lucy's Church (Crkva svete Lucije) in the village of JURANDVOR is the site of one of Croatian archeology's most important discoveries: the inscription known as the Beata tablet (Baščanska ploca). Recording a gift to the church from the eleventh-century King Zvonimir, the tablet is the first mention of a Croatian king in the Croatian language and the oldest surviving text in the Glagolitic script. The original tablet is now in the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Zagreb, but there's a replica inside the church, and most places on the island seem to have sprouted copies.
Heading west from Jurandvor, a minor road leads to the hillside village of BATOMALJ, lkm away, the starting point for the path across the mountains to Stara Baška. The walk takes about three hours, rising steeply before skirting the 482-metre peak ofVeli Hlam - it's well maintained and marked in either direction, although the going can be tough in wind or rain.