Kvarner newsletter / no 20

Punat
International meeting point of triathletes

Punat, a popular holiday resort on the island of Krk, continues to live a dynamic life marked by various tourist, entertainment and sporting events. If you are a sport enthusiast and like triathlon, you are most warmly invited to visit this resort located in the north-west of the island of Krk.

Approximately hundred participants are expected to take part in this year's, second Krk3atlon – international race scheduled for the 20th of September. Last year's triathlon had seventy participants, and this year's race will include 80 km bike, 20 km run and 2 km swim. The organiser of the race is the Swibir Triathlon Club.

At the beginning of September, the vivid atmosphere of this picturesque Mediterranean seaside town was enhanced by the 8th festival of traditional klapa songs – Punat 2009, with participation of eight vocal groups.

In addition to these and other events scheduled for this autumn in Punat, let us also mention that this town is located only 750 metres from the islet of Košljun, famous for its Franciscan monastery, a protected cultural monument with extensive zoological collection and a library with as many as 30,000 books. Among them is a Ptolemy’s atlas printed in 1511.