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A small and serene seaside town, Punat sits on the Island of Krk’s picturesque southern coast. Known for its island monastery and olive groves, visitors come to enjoy the town’s simple delights and mild Mediterranean climate. The bay offers endless opportunities for watersports, whilst one of the largest and oldest marinas on the Adriatic lures in sailors and yachting aficionados alike. Each year the town hosts the Days of Olive festival, celebrating the region’s harvest with delicious dishes and cultural fun.

Things to see

Set on a tiny green island just a few hundred meters off shore, the Franciscan Košljun Monastery is more than just a 15th century historical gem. Home to an extensive and eclectic trove of artefacts, here you’ll find everything from zoological uniquities and religious paintings, to an ethnographic collection and an incredibly rare Ptolemy’s Atlas dating back to 1511. Situated just 9 kilometers from Punat alongside a small fishing village, Stara Baška beach provides some tucked away tranquility. The pebbled stretch lends itself to paddling and sun worshipping, or a gentle afternoon’s stroll. The oldest in all of Croatia, Punat Marina is an idyllic spot where white yachts gently bob on the blue and the sea breeze carries tantalizing food smells from the nearby restaurants and bistros. Serving up cuisines ranging from fresh Adriatic seafood to Mediterranean fare, dishes here come with a sensational sea view on the side.

Hotels in Punat

There’s a good choice of hotels in Punat, many of them sitting right on the shore. The island is home to a mix of full-service digs, aparthotels, and self-contained rental villas with room for all the family. Most cater well to the holiday market, providing swimming pools, hot tubs, and onsite dining – with saunas and tennis courts in the slightly more expensive hotels. Rooms often open out onto sea view balconies, whilst mod cons range from high speed internet and satellite television, to refrigerators and microwaves. There’s lots of cheap hotels in Punat and the vicinity too, offering less frills but sparing none of the necessities.

Where to stay

After driving through Punat’s olive grove lined access road you’re soon greeted by a charming historic town, hewn with narrow winding streets, distinctive arched doorways, and terraces overlooking the glittering sea. It’s a warm and hospitable place, where the pace of life rarely exceeds the speed of a sailboat. Wherever your hotel in Punat, the town’s modest size puts restaurants, taverns, shops, and the marina a pleasant meander away at most. Other points of interest include the Vela Placa and Mala Placa town squares, as well as the ancient ruins of 3 churches dating back to the 6th century, near Punat’s entrance.

How to get to Punat

Just 32 kilometers from Punat, Rijeka Airport is the gateway of choice for most visitors to the island. As well as Croatian destinations, the airport serves many major European hubs, including London Heathrow, Berlin Tegel, Oslo Airport, and Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. Once you’ve landed a taxi can whisk you to your hotel in good time, whilst some hotels provide shuttles with prior arrangement. If you’re something of a sailor or own your own yacht, you can arrange to dock your vessel at Punat Marina.

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