Croatia

The Country of a Thousand Islands

CROATIA ISLANDS

The Kornati Islands in Croatia

The Croatian Kornati archipelago is a cluster of 150 islands located in a sea area of about 320 kilometers. The biggest of the islands, Kornat, is 25.2 km long and only 2.5 km wide, and was designated as a national park in 1980. The Kornati National Park actually includes 89 islands, inlets and reefs within an area of 54,000 acres or 220 square kilometers, and 238 km of coastline.

The submarine life surrounding these islands is famous among divers and biologists for its rich and diverse content of aquatic plants, animals and fish. However, diving is only allowed in Kornati if done as part of a group excursion offered by a few organizations which have obtained legal rights to explore the islands on a limited basis. There are only nine zones or inlets where diving is allowed.

Some parts of the islands of Kornati are covered with olive groves, vineyards and orchards, which are owned by residents of Murter island, who only visit Kornati during the agricultural season to tend to their crops. As there are no permanent residents on the Kornati islands, there are no accommodations with running water and electricity. It is possible to find a rustic shelter to rent for overnight stays, but most tourists stick to the day trips offered by ferries and passenger boats that operate from Murter.

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