The Monastery Island
Košljun is a small island situated close to Punat at the shore of the Croatian island of Krk. In Roman times there was a villa rustica (country house), later in the middle ages monks from the order of St. Benedictine founded a monastery on the little island. Besides of a church and the convent buildings, which still exist and can be visited, it is quite a green and diverse landmass. There are dense forests, meadows and mediterranean gardens.