Are perfect for people that like to avoid mass tourism, heavy crowds, and larger ports.This beautiful national park, lies south of Zadar and north-west of Sibenik. The Kornati islands and islets are mostly rocky, so there are no permanent settlements on the islands.The Kornati National Park is made up of almost 150 islands The lack of sand in this area makes the water clarity superb and offer a wide variety of swimming options. The Kornati consist of 89 uninhabited islands, islets and cliffs with a total surface area of 217 km2.
In the north-western part of the Islet of Levrnaka, at the end of the Kornati islands there is the only sandy beach of this area. It represents an ideal place for total enjoyment and vacation and at the same time it is a real fantasy for divers and sailors.
Some of the geological events in the past of these terrains are strikingly painted in the famous Kornati “crowns”. The vertical cliffs of the Kornati islands facing the open sea are the most popular phenomenon of this park.
Today, Kornati National Park is mostly uninhabited, and the most interesting traces of life as it used to be may be observed on the island Kornat, where both the Byzantine fortress Tureta, dating back to the 6th century, and the early Christian church of Our Gospe od Tarca – Lady of Tarca from the 16th century are located. Probably one of the most beautiful religious ceremonies is the boat procession, held on the first Sunday of July, when people from the island Murter go on a procession to the votive church of Our Lady of Tarca.
You can either hire a boat and sail there yourself, or book seats to go on one of their regular boat excursions to the islands – complete with tour guide and additional benefits.