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Island of Kosljun

Kosljun is small island just 200m away from Punat. You can access the island by fast water boat taxi form Punat. There is Franciscan monastery located on this island. Archive and library in this monastery consist of more than a 20,000 book copies, amongst which are some of the rarest and valuable books. On the island is also located impressive ethnographic museum with a nature collection, and numismatic collection, as well as permanent exhibition of sacral art. Swimming is forbidden on this island, and there is no bars or restaurant ( you'll have to look for restaurant on the nearby island of Krk). Island is perfect for walks because pathways spread all over island. There is more than 500 plant species on the island.

 
Island of Kosljun
 

Beside the museums and beautiful nature, on this island you can also see St. Mary's monastery, and St. Mary church. Inside of the monastery is typical atrium surrounded by the arcade, built in romanticist style. During the summer, you can enjoy in evening concerts. In the center of monastery there is a cistern which sometimes collets rain water, but island of Kosljun is on the island Krk's water supply from year 2000. Church is built on the ruins of Benedictine church from XI century, which was built by donations from family Frankopan. It's interesting fact that beamed ceiling is decorated with ornaments older than 500 years.

Interesting fact

Coast of this small island is 1075m long, it's size is 0.0697 km2, and highest point is just 6 meters above sea level.

Guidepost

Just follow main road towards the city of Krk, pass the city and after two kilometers follow the road signs to Punt. Continue towards center of the town, and ask for sea taxi.

 

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