ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONES AND LOCALITIES

A view of Galun islet and the island of Pag in the background

Underwater archaeological site around Galun islet

The finding place of amphoras near Galun in front of Stara Baška port, at the depth of 10-20m, represents a cargo of a smaller vessel, which shipwrecked upon an inaccessible shore of the island of Galun. The ship was probably transporting olive oil or wine on the route between Krk and Baška. According to their type, the amphoras could be dated in the 1st c. AD.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONES AND LOCALITIES

The remains of an early Christian and early-mediaeval church of St. Peter

Punat, inside the contemporary settlement formed by merging of several scattered hamlets and houses, a new settlement took shape by the end of the 15th c. It is situated on mild slopes by the secure cove Puntarska. Numerous random archaeological finds testify the population of this area from the distant past (prehistoric finds in Pavula and Buka), the finds of Roman urns near Vela Placa, by the shipyard, Roman architecture and graves in Batovo, near the early Christian road, near Kandija etc. Here is a number of important archaeological localities.

Punat – Kanajt, St. Peter, in the immediate vicinity to Kanajt Hotel there is a partly researched and presented archaeological multy-strata complex – a late-Roman villa rustica, with an early Christian church added on during the 6th c. The church was renovated and annexed several times during the Middle Ages, until its abandonment by the beginnig of the 16th c, when a new chapel was built within the strucutre of the first phase of the episcopal edifice – a subsequent rural castle. Underneath the Roman and early Christian remains there are traces of settlements from the early-developed Bronze age.

The remains of an early Christian church St. George in Mala Krasa

St. George on Mala Krasa (Plaja), archaeological site – a Roman residential-economy structure, next to which an early Christian chapel with a cemetery was added in the 6th c. The church was renovated in the early and developed Middle Ages. The excavations and the conservation works are in progress at the moment.

Negrit and panorama of the cape with an Austrian lighthouse

St. Nicholas on Negrit, a ruin of an early-mediaeval chapel near cape with an Austrian lighthouse. The fragments of early-mediaeval sculpture were found here as well.

Kraj Mira – the remains of thermal structures

Stara Baška, a site called Kraj Mira, an archaeological complex from the late-Roman and early-Byzantine period, situated a bit farther down on a plain over the cove Petehova, is located in the place of an extinct mediaeval settlement. The conservation works are in progress in the residential part of the complex with thermal structures from the 5th-6th c.

The remains of a mediaeval chapel in Stara Baška

Stara Baška – St. Jerome, the ruins of a mediaeval chapel are lying above the traces of a settlement from the Roman times and the Middle Ages.

Orlavica – the prehistoric castle
Veli Kaslir – the prehistoric castle

Orlavica, a well preserved fortified castle, surrounded with several barrows, upon a distinct strategical position above Stara Baška.

Veli Kaslir, on a dominant hill above Sus and cove Konoba stand out the well preserved walls and terraces of a prehistoric (Bronze age) castle settlement. On the slopes and the surrounding hills, towards Valmor and Dokulovo, the prehistoric barrows are scattered.

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