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Kornati Islands National Park (Nacionalni park Kornati)

Kornati Islands National Park



Location: Map

Area: 140 islands, total 320 km2 (124 sq mi)

Ferry from Biograd, Murter, Primosten, Rogoznica, Vodice, Zadar

Info: (022) 435 740





Description of Kornati Islands National Park

Kornati Islands National Park takes its name from a main island of Kornat. In total there are 140 islands that cover a total area of 320 square kilometers. You can get here by renting a private boat or taking a safer route by getting a ferry from Biograd, Murter, Primosten, Rogoznica, Vodice and Zadar. Southwestern side of Kornati islands has steep cliffs or "crowns" that are virtually impossible to scale, but are very picturesque. Human residence here is marked by remains and artifacts on Toreta Hill on the island of Kornat that date back to the time when Illyrians and Romans inhabited these lands. At the foot of the mountain covered by olives, citruses and figs you can see ruins of a Christian church that dates to late antiquity.


Another church dating back to the 16th century is located on a Piskera Island. Some minor medieval fortifications are also found on the islet of Panitula.

Visiting Kornati Islands National Park

Kornati Islands National Park is very pristine and have a little human presence other than the ruins. Most of 147 islands of the Kornati Archipelago are uninhabited. Kornat island is one of the largest and most populated of them. Here you can find some small local restaurants that serve local fish that is usually caught just hours before your arrival. There are no hotels or other accommodations in the Kornati Islands National Parkso take plenty of water, get sunscreen and enjoy beautiful Mediterranean Sea.








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