Island of Košljun, and Punat have being connected for centuries, the lives of the Franciscan friars and the people from Punat are mutually intertwined.
So every visitor is sure to want to visit the island of Košljun which is served by “barkajoli” that continuously travel the 10 minutes journey from Punat to Košljun and back again.
Although the distance from Punat is only 750 meters and it has been connected to it for centuries, the island of Košljun belongs to the city of Krk according to the cadastral map.
The size of the small island with its rich vegetation is slightly larger than a thousand meters, its surface is 68 square metres, and its highest point is located 6 metres above sea level. On this relatively small surface 540 plant and mushroom species (almost half of those registered in whole of Great Britain) are registered here. The Franciscan Monastery is located on the island of Košljun where the friars, over the centuries, have conserved a number of values.