Punat The small town of Punat is situated in one of the most-protected bays on the Adriatic Sea, a paradise for navigators and surfers in Punat Bay on the south side of the Island of Krk, between the blue sky and sun-bathed olive groves. As one of the newest settlements on the island (the earliest written records date back to the year 1377), Punat features seaside architecture with distinctive doorways, stairways and the Vela Placa and Mala Placa squares as the former town center. The development of Punat expanded the old town core with new buildings surrounded by gardens, olive groves and landscaped areas exuding the aromas of Mediterranean vegetation. Stara Baška is a small town 9 km from Punat, having a long-standing fishing tradition, and presently providing numerous tourists with the experience of staying in intact nature. The clear blue sea washes the golden sandy beaches, and the high cliffs add to a surreal ambience of wilderness. Most of the credit in Punat’s promotion goes to the islet of Košljun situated in the very heart of Punat Bay – It is a Franciscan monastery (Benedictine until the 15th century), a true nature park with over 400 plant species, and a cultural heritage jewel with a valuable ethnographic collection and a library with over 30000 editions, some of them being true rarities. The Košljun museum also has very interesting natural-history and numismatic collections, and a very rich sacral collection.. One of the largest marinas on the Croatian coast, and certainly the oldest one, MARINA PUNAT is situated in the naturally protected Punat Bay. Building on the Punat tradition of timber shipbuilding, the marina began to operate in 1964. Today, it is proud of being one of the largest and bestequipped marinas in the Adriatic. Since 1996, a Blue Flag has stood at the entrance to the marina as evidence of quality, which is also confirmed by an ISO certificate. The marina has a capacity of 850 moorings in the sea, and 500 ashore. Boats bearing flags from across the world are safeguarded here, and the efficient hosts provide a wide range of services to satisfy even the most demanding guests, including boat sales, maintenance, painting and servicing, a nautical equipment shop, a market, rental, cleaning and polishing.