Punat, located on the east coast of the Punat ravine, more than three kilometers long and almost two kilometers wide, is considered one of the younger Krk settlements. However, such an opinion is related to the fact that the events of this area only a hundred years ago began to be more systematically monitored and recorded. It used to belong to the town of Krk, and the Vrbnik area stretched almost as far as Punat. But the inhabitants have been here in continuity since prehistory. There are traces of population from prehistory, through the Illyrians, to the Greeks and Romans. According to legend, during Roman times there was a bridge over the narrow entrance to Puntarska draga towards the town of Krk. Allegedly, according to various records, the inhabitants of the area of Punat were settled by the princes of Krk, in order to protect the access to the bridge and Puntarska draga.