On the southern part of the island Krk (connected with the mainland
by a bridge) in a well secluded bay, a small town, port and marina Punat
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Location and climate
Mild Mediterranean climate, with favourable winds, provides
all sea enthusiasts with an unforgettable sailing experience along the
northern Adriatic as well as along the whole Croatian coast. The average
air temperature from May to July amounts to 22 °C, and the insulation
to 2.400 hours annually.
History and sights
The area of Punat was inhabited by the Illyrians, ancient Greeks and
Romans. The name Punat derived from the Latin word Pons, meaning
bridge, which used to connect the narrow creek of Punat with the coast.
Here are some of the most interesting buildings and monuments: the olive mill from the 18th century, the Baroque
parish church of the Holy Trinity with the late Gothic wooden sculpture
of St. Anne from the 15th century, along with the Maggiotto’s
painting from the year 1750 on the main altar. In the Punat surroundings, there is an interesting pre-Romanesque church of St. Donat,
and on the nearby island Kosljun you can visit the Franciscan monastery
built in the 16th century on the ruins of an earlier Benedictine abbey. The monastery museum keeps icons, painting, island folk costumes, and its archive and library contains rare
examples of the Glagolitic manuscripts and incunabula.
Beautiful beaches, rich vegetation, hotels, boarding houses, vacation houses,
the sport facilities (tennis, mini golf, bowling, diving,
sailing, surfing), and particularly the marina, open throughout the whole
year, Croatian specialties offered in boarding houses and restaurants as well
as the cultural events make Punat a very attractive tourist destination.
Small houses, taverns with excellent wines, pebble beaches
in the surrounding area, vineyards and olive-groves give an exceptional
charm to this small town.
The Punat night as well as the Fishermen’s day (in August) are regularly
held in Punat, and the monastery on the Kosljun islet offers many
cultural performances that take place throughout the whole year, and
especially in the summertime.
The economy is based on agriculture, grape and olive growing, fishing,
shipbuilding industry and tourism - Punat is one of
the leading centres of nautical tourism on the Croatian coast.
How to arrive?
If arriving by plane, the Rijeka airport is the nearest one as it is located
on the very island Krk. The Pula airport is also close, and the airports in
Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste and Venice, from where you can reach Punat
by bus or rented car, are connected with most of the European and
By car or bus
If arriving from the direction of Zagreb, just follow the highway Zagreb
- Rijeka until you reach the exit for Crikvenica and island Krk.
If arriving from the direction of Italy and Slovenia, after you cross the
border at Pasjak and Rupe, continue driving towards Rijeka, i.e. island
Krk. The Krk bridge is only 35 km away from Punat.
Via Rijeka, Krk is connected with every larger Croatian and European
city by bus services.
If traveling by ship, you can take every ferry line that goes to the ferry
port in Rijeka.