Punat is not a big city, 1800 people at most, along the south coast of the island of Krk. His appearance, seen from the sea or from inland is not common: the city came to be placed at the bottom of a deep bay Puntarska Draga, the middle of which is a small island called Kosljun with a Franciscan monastery. Incredibly beautiful!
It was at this unusual beauty that are linked to the beginning of tourism in Punat beginning in the 19th century when the monastery on Kosljun is visited by Empress Caroline, widow of the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand I, Maximilian Ferdinand, younger brother of the Austrian Emperor François Josephus, by the king of Romania Karol I and by many other known and less known curious. The island Kosljun is an oasis protecting cultural and natural heritage and it is not surprising that it is now visited by many tourists. Access to Kosljun is possible only by boat or barge that make the crossing on demand.
Punat is a small tourist village, away from the world, from the stress and noise. Punat is extremely quiet and through small streets leading to typical houses of the sea with their arcades, balconies and cellars. Punat is very proud of its tradition of olive oil production: each family has its own olive grove and it makes its own olive oil. All who come to Punat may perceive as the road leading through an olive corridor.