The Municipality of Punat
Punat is situated in the south part of the Island of Krk, in one of the most beautiful and protected bays in the Adriatic – Puntarska draga. Punat lies around 30 km from the Krk Bridge and around 8 km south of the Town of Krk. You should turn right to get off the main road running along the Island of krk from Omišalj and Baška at the Chapel of St. Dunat, situated in the north of Puntarska draga.
The charm of the simple seaside ambience in Punat comes from the small stone houses cramped in the narrow streets (the so-called kale) in the old town core, and the primeval whiteness of the countless gravelly beaches surrounding Puntarska draga. The town has a population of 1800.
Almost every single visitor staying in Punat will visit the islet of Košljun, preserving a treasure of the Croatian cultural heritage within the confines of the Franciscan Monastery.
Punat is among the leading nautical tourism centers on the Croatian coast, popular among navigators for the PUNAT Marina, the oldest and one of the leading marinas in the Adriatic, also containing a shipyard.
Punat is surrounded by olive groves producing the widely renowned Punat olive oil, which is not merely a food, but also a medicine if properly dosed.
Stara Baška is situated in the south part of the Island of Krk, its climate resembling that in Punat. Clean sea, a series of beautiful beaches along coast, peace and quiet, inviolate nature. The town is very old – it was recorded in the 14th century under the name of Kraj. The present name Stara Baška has been used since the second half of the 17th century.
This wild, yet tame landscape is suitable for family tourism free of crowds and crammed beaches. The hardworking locals have built houses for rent, family guesthouses, and restaurants offering fresh fish, very tasty lamb and delicious sheep cheese with homemade honey enriched with sage and other healing herbs. Those who like to stay in nature will find the well-equipped auto-camp Škrila at the very entrance to the town. This beautiful part of the Island of Krk invites you to come rest and relax here with its clean sea, dolphins, the smell of salt, stone fences, small intimate beaches, sheep, and strong branches of fig trees providing their fruit in August.