“On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath.” - G.B. Shaw
This fascinating island group is frequently talked about in adventurer circles and is also known as a true 'nautical paradise'. Definitely worth visiting – this fairytale - like archipelago will take your breath away!
Can you imagine yourself sailing through the 140 unforgettable islands and reefs? This is exactly what awaits you if you give Kornati a chance to reconnect you to nature in its most exquisite form. It is the most indented island group in the Mediterranean.
Due to extraordinary natural beauty of the area, indentedness of the coast and specific karst landscape, Kornati islands were officially pronounced a National Park in 1980. However, the islands had already started becoming recognized as a tourist attraction during the 1970s.
This amazing archipelago is not only pure natural beauty, but also a monument of ancient times. Its cultural heritage is telling stories of faraway history, from Neolithic to Byzantium and more. The most remarkable building found on the Kornati is the fort of Tureta, dating back to the era between late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages.
The most popular phenomenon of the National Park are the Kornati Crowns which are probably the origin of the islands’ name ( lat. corona = crown). The Crowns are the vertical white cliffs of the sides of islands facing the open sea. The length of the longest crown above the sea level is 1350 meters and the height of the highest crown is 80 meters.
The park represents an interesting nature labyrinth, formed by the interplay between the sea and stone. It boasts features such as rich maritime ecosystem, intact nature and moderate climate. The exceptional visual attractiveness of the islands stirs imagination and awakens the senses... It's a whole new world for you to experience!