The Krk gem in the most protected bay in the northern Adriatic.
Punat - Home to Marina Punat, this is one of the largest nautical centers in Croatia. Punat is a coastal settlement located in the most protected bay of the northern Adriatic, which is called Puntarska Draga.
The islet of Košljun, a gem of Puntarska Draga Bay, is located in its very center and the local residents often refer to it as Mostir. The Franciscans built a monastery here in the 15th century, but the history and legends of the islet date back to Roman times. One of the legends says that the whole bay used to be a field, and even today you can see long dry stone walls in the sea. Older generations allegedly remember how the Franciscans used to cross to the other side opposite Punat (St. Mikul) during low tide. For this reason, the waterway in this area is limited to boats with drafts of up to 1.5 m.
Marina Punat is one of the largest marinas on the Croatian coast, and certainly the oldest one. Situated in the naturally protected Punat Bay, it is a second home for many yacht owners from all over Europe. The marina has a capacity of 1,000 sea berths and 500 dry-dock spots. In the immediate vicinity of Marina Punat, there is a small family hotel called Kanajt with all the necessary facilities for modern travelers or yacht owners.
Activities - What can you do in Punat?
If you intend to visit Punat in the summer months, don't forget to visit the secluded beaches between Punat and Stara Baška that are only accessible by boat. Your activity holiday in Punat will be unforgettable.
Punat - location
Punat is located in the south-western part of the island of Krk and is considered one of the island's largest places. The island of Krk is the nearest Croatian island to Central and Western Europe and is the most easily accessible island if you arrive by car. The bridge to the mainland is connected to the highway network, which extends to almost all European cities (Ljubljana, Slovenia 2h 30 min, Vienna, Austria 5h 40 min, Munich, Germany 6h 30 min, Zürich, Switzerland 8h 30 min).
The nearest international airport to Punat is Rijeka Airport [RJK], which is located on the island 20 km from Punat. Over the last few years, the airport has seen continual growth and is keeping pace with international standards with its modern facilities. It has direct flights to plenty of Europe destinations - Berlin, Brussels, Dresden, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Košice, London, Munich, Osijek, Oslo, Riga, Sofia, Split, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Zagreb.