Punat, Otok Krk
We did not stop here. It was a transit point for Kosljun Island-Monastery. It was out of season and deserted. Off in the distance were the wintering marina boats. We had lunch in a pleasant restaurant in the outskirts. This looks like a fine place to base oneself for a week at the seaside, especially with a car and information about sandy beaches (if they exist).
We left the bus for a small passenger ferry at the dock in Punat and visited the Franciscan Monastery on the Island.Unlike Krk there is dense vegetation covering the site(over 500 species of flora) of 65,000m. sq. A simple church with a petalled window and a1534 poiyptych, a severe cloister, a greeting stone in Glagolitic, and a quaint ethnographic "museum" containing an old log dugout boat. We learned that for those so inclined there were retreats and saw an unusual Stations of the Cross (in small chaplets of modern execution), In season there are concerts. In one hour we returned by ferry to our bus.
Along the road at the base of Punat Bay is this 12C Orthodox Chapel of the "Raska school".Go in and see the simple altar and interior. Remarkably this is a partly restored structure having been partially destroyed in 1945 by a munitions dump explosion nearby
This lovely 12th century church is situated very close to Punat, on the road that you take from Krk to Punat. It is just beside the street, and so miniature and old! It stands out, but I'd rather replace the background (modern surroundings).
A miniature island in the Punat bay, with an old franciscan monastery, easily reachable by boat from Punat.
A marina, camping site and private lodging resort, where you can stay in houses on the shore and explore many little private beaches along the coast.