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The town of Kornić is located just five hundred meters from the sea on the island of Krk. Its name, according to one version, comes from the Latin word cornix - a crow (a bird found in the vicinity). The Corniche was first mentioned in historical documents of the Church in 1503.

The first official data recorded in 1857, reported that the population of the Corniche was at the time 271. By 1921 this number had barely doubled, and then again began to decline. And only in the late 20th century in Kornić began to arrive people.

The town centre lies on a hill overlooking the small town of Punat with its monastery and harbour of the island of Kosljun. Just below the Corniche, very close to the sea, in the 13th century was built a small Church of St. Donatus, which feature is its unusual design: first, it may seem that the building was erected chaotically, randomly, and in fact the Church is a large solar calendar.

In the 19th century the town grew rapidly, and the old Church became too small. The construction of the new St. James Church was begun in 1864 and completed in 1865, the year. By the way, in our time, near the Church built a new harbour for boats and yachts, as well as ski lift, used by the visitors of the centre of sport and recreation.

In Kornić, a branch Chukovskogo of the Cathedral is a national Council that deals with issues and problems of the Croatian national poetry. In 2000, he began to open read the "Frankopan", and since 1993 there is constantly working Summer school of Glagolitic. It is possible in this town to see and a meeting of the local ethnographic collections.

The opening of the airport of Rijeka and the construction of a bridge linking the island with the mainland, created the preconditions for tourism development. Happy gourmet local cuisine, with traditional Croatian cuisine and amazing olive oil and fish harvested in coastal waters.

If you consider that local residents are engaged in sheep breeding, gastronomic attractions can be rightfully attributed to cheese produced from sheep's milk, and lamb dishes. All this can be enjoyed in numerous taverns and restaurants with excellent service.

Proximity to the city of Krk, where there are many historical and cultural landmarks, making the views especially attractive for lovers of antiquity.