Category of protection: Special forest vegetation reserve
Year proclaimed: 1969
Area: 7 ha
Location: Town of Krk (island of Krk)
Altitude: 0 – 6 m
There are still on-going debates among natural scientists as to whether the holm-oak forest on the island of Košljun is a wild-growth or planted forest. Long-time guardians of the forest, the Franciscan monks have succeeded in preserving it for present generations. On this islet, the forest is growing at the limits of its natural incidence. Whatever the case, this should not prevent each visit to Košljun from being a first-rate natural and spiritual experience.