Kornati National Park

Kornati is a Croatian national park that almost completely occupies the Kornati archipelago. The park includes 89 islands, covering a 50 km cloak2, and the total area along with the water area is 220 km2.

Kornati National Park

The archipelago is very unique in its density of islands, the passages between which sometimes look like a maze. Kornat Island 32 km2. Land on the islands is bought out by private traders, of whom there are over 600. Olives are grown on the islands and sheep are bred. Every year, the development of tourism is becoming increasingly important. In 2007, authorities applied for the park to be included in the list of specially protected facilities.

Despite the very desert appearance of the islands of the archipelago - the flora and fauna of the park is very rich in water and on earth. Over 537 species of plants grow on the islands, pine and olive are best able to take root from the trees. On the islands there are many insects, rodents, snakes. From large animals you can see proteins, martens, cormorants, falcons, owls, canyuki. Sea relief Cornat makes up reefs of various forms, in which coral, pearl sinks, shellfish found refuge. A large number of fish swims near the islands. Due to its underwater lanshaft, the park has gained success among divers throughout Europe, as well as among owners of yachts and boats who want to maneuver among the islands. It is worth considering that from those who swim in Kornati, a fee is charged and you must register in the office located on the island of Kornat.

Kornati National Park

The plant and animal world of the archipelago is rich both in the underwater and in the surface parts. Despite the semi-desert appearance of a significant part of the islands, there are 537 species of plants. The main trees of the archipelago are pine and olive. In addition to a variety of rodents, snakes, lizards, insects, the animal world of the island is represented by cunits, proteins, as well as birds, the most notable of which are falcons, owls, cannuts, and hollows of the cormorant. The seabed in the Kornati consists of reefs of funny forms rich in corals, pearl sinks and shellfish. The waters adjacent to the islands are very rich in fish.

From the waters of the park, rocks rise up to 100 meters in height, which are called "crowns". It is forbidden to climb them.

On the island of Vela Panitula you can find the ruins of the Venetsin fortress. In 1532, the Venice authorities issued a decree collecting fish tax. The fish brought their entire catch to the fortress, nearby they built their houses, warehouses and bridges between the islands. In 1560, a church was built, which, after restoration, still performs its functions. After the fall of the Republic of Venice, residents left the fortress and settlement.

In the Kornat water area, you can spend hours sailing the fairways of Bolshaya and Malaya Proves, next to the lighthouse on Bolshaya Sestritsa, swimming through the Kornati Canal, passing by Šipnat Bay, Levrnak Island, past the beaches. You can visit the Church of the Virgin of Tarz, in which the locals first in July in honor of its holiday. Climb on Touret, to the fortress on the island of Kornat from which they watched those swimming near the islands. It was built in the 6th century to protect and control the sea lanes.

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Kornati National Park - geographical coordinates
Latitude: 43.783333
Longitude: 15.33


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