National park The Kornati Islands

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Stretching along the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, are the Kornati islands. With their immense natural beauty, diverse coastlines, and preserved marine ecosystem, most of the Kornati islands were declared a National park in 1980. National park Kornati sizes about 220 km2 which consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs. National park Kornati was named after the biggest island in the group - Kornat. Vegetation on the islands is minimal, giving the islands a bald look, however, nature still thrives with plant life on the rocks. Crystal clear water, and uncover the all kinds of reefs, shellfish and many species of fish below the surface.

The Kornati islands were populated in prehistoric times; findings of stone hatchets at the bottom of the hill Pasinka on the islands of Kornati confirm the stated. The Kornati islands were a frequent target for invaders and thieves, from the Romans and the Venetians to the aristocracy from Zadar. Although today the Kornati islands are only populated during the summer months, old field and fishing houses spread out in secluded inlets on the Kornati islands, give away the presence of their owners. There is no electricity or fresh water springs on the islands.

The Kornati islands are a real heaven for yachtsmen, divers and all those who enjoy the solitude of untouched and the magnificence of nature. There are 20 restaurants on the Kornati islands which serve fish specialities. You can get to the Kornati islands by boat (if you own or you rent), or by organised boat excursions offered by tourist agencies. For more information you can visit the public bureau „Nacionalni Park Kornati “in Murter. The park is located about seven nautical miles from the island of Murter.

Interesting things to see:

Islet of Taljuric - because of its oval shape it looks like a plate. It is dangerous for boats, because it is often covered with water.

Island Piskera - is the second largest island in the national park, it was once the main fishing centre on the Kornati islands with a warehouse for salted fish.

Mala (little) Proversa – is a shallow passage between Dugi (long) island and the island of Katine. Ancient Roman ruins approximately 90m long are visible in the sea, which were once above sea level.

Bay of Spinuta - in the bay, leftover wall ruins are visible of an Ancient Roman salt factory or of a fish cultivating pond

Excursion boats to national park Kornati are available from all tourist towns in the Sibenik and Zadar Riviera.

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