Kornati is a group of 147 islands and reefs of different sizes in the south part of North Dalmation islands in the outside strip between islands Žirje and Dugi otok. All islands copy the direction of coastal mountain ranges in Croatia. This archipelago got its name from the biggest island – Kornat.
The territory of islands is quite ihospitable, without any water. You can certainly say that Kornati are just limestone formations and rocks in the sea.
Did you know that last permanent residents were Romans? In the past were these islands full of green, but then pastors who had grown many plants here burnt everything. But you can find here structures after old Romans, like the former watchtower Tureta, St Mary’s Church or old vineyards and fields. Some buildings are there too, but they are all private and their owners go there only for vacations.
Entry to cruises depends on prices of different companies and you can get there from a lot of near coastal towns, like Biograd na Moru, Sveti Filip i Jakov, Pakoštane, Drage, Pirovac, Vodice…
Srebrno Jezero – The Silver Lake
Map – not my photo
Detailed map of Kornati – not my photo
View to beach from a rock
Kornati from plane – not my photo
View from boat
View from hill
View to bay