Kornati are the nautical and diving paradise. The name comes from the word corona, which means a crown, a name given to the biggest attraction of the archipelago – the vertical cliffs and rocks. Kornati, as a tourist destination, are a unique experience for those who desire crystal clear sea, peace, and quiet. Thanks to its numerous coves, bays, and “wild” ports they're unavoidable nautical destination.
It is interesting to find such a large number of islands and islets in a relatively small area – the archipelago has 89 of them. Kornati are characterizied by a numerous stone walls and olive groves, that can be found on most of the islands and islets in the archipelago. Due to the exceptional natural beauty of the islands, which captivates at the very first sight, a third of the islands were declared a National Park.
The archipelago of Kornati was first settled in ancient times by an Illyrian tribe Liburni.
The Kornati Channel, the rugged coastline of all the islands of the archipelago, rich flora and fauna, the islands of Purara and Violić which are also protected areas of the National Park because they are a habitat of numerous bird species; numerous cliffs and rocks (the so-called crowns) where endemic varieties of birds and plants can be found.
Heritage, Wine, Food
The Tureta Fort, St. Mary's Church, Church of Our Lady of Tarca from the 6th century. A wide variety of local specialties has something for every food lover: brodet (fish stew) with polenta, scampi stew, salted sardines, octopus baked under an iron bell.
Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions
There is the Kornati Mountain Route with eight marked paths that lead to points with spectacular views of the Kornati Islands, scuba diving, nautical tourism.