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.