National Park Kornati


In the Adriatic Sea of northern Dalmatia, more precisely in the area of Šibenik-Knin and Zadar counties, there is a natural paradise, an island group of the National Park Kornati. The Kornati National Park covers an area of 216km2 and consists of a total of 89 islands and islets, which are divided into two groups: Upper Kornati and Lower Kornati. Kornati was proclaimed a national park in 1980. and include the Piškera Island Range, the Kornati Island Range, and the southeastern part of the Dugi Otok island.

The largest and most famous islands that are definitely worth a visit are the Island Kornat, the Island Žut, the Island Piškera and the Island Lavsa, which offers the visitors of the Kornati National Park an extraordinary gastronomic delight in the local restaurants located on these islands, which offer delicacies of local food and seafood specialties. In addition to these islands, there is also the island of Levranka, which is known for its sandy beaches and crystal clear sea and is an unavoidable destination for organized boat excursions. There are also two ACI marinas in the area of the National Park Kornati (ACI marina Piškera and ACI marina Žut).

Kornati are privately owned, and the owners are mostly residents of the island of Murter. The Kornati islands are widely known for the drywall, with a total of over 330km on the islands, and made precisely for sheep so as not to graze on other people's land. Dry walls often stretch from coast to coast, and are definitely worth a see if you decide to visit National Park Kornati. Along with the National Park Kornati is the Nature Park Telaščića, which with its natural beauty, flora, fauna and beautifully clear sea is definitely an unavoidable tourist destination if you decide to visit the National Park Kornati.

The National Park Kornati has a very rich flora and fauna. The species of butterflies, birds, insects and reptiles is cut (it should be noted that there are no poisonous snakes on the islands, there are only 4 non-poisonous species). Due to its climate and crystal clear sea, the marine archipelago is rich in numerous species of fish, shellfish and corals, which will definitely attract diving and underwater photography enthusiasts. The vegetation of the island consists of about twenty plant communities and over 600 plant taxa. Most important is the olive trees, which today have over 18,000 trees on the islands that are largely neglected and not cultivated.

Because of all the above, make sure to set aside one day of your vacation to visit the National Park Kornati and enjoy all its natural beauty.