The Beauty of the Kornati Islands

Kornati Islands in Croatia

Situated in the central part of the Eastern Adriatic, at the juncture of Zadar and Šibenik archipelagos, Kornati National Park welcomes sailing boats and yachts from all over the world.

It really doesn’t matter where you have started your sailing route, because every part of this natural treasure is deserving of equal attention. The archipelago consists of 89 islands and covers the area of 220 sq km. A part of the archipelago was declared a national park in 1980 due to the exceptional beauty of its landscape, geomorphological diversity of its coastline and the sea floor, as well as its marine flora and fauna.

Two marinas are situated in the area – Marina Piškera in the Western part, and Marina Žut on Žut Island. Nature Park Telašćica, located North of the park, provides a safe anchorage for sailing yachts and is equipped with strong buoys.

In many coves and bays, there are small houses that were used as shelters for fishermen, as well as for keeping fishermen’s tools. Many of them were turned into restaurants which offer exquisite local, traditional food. Some also provide a safe anchorage for sailing boats and yachts.

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Don’t get scared when you notice a speedboat with a uniformed crew heading fast towards you. You haven’t done anything wrong – they are just national park rangers who collect entrance fees every afternoon and provide relevant information about the park. They can also inform you about the upcoming weather conditions, as well as the rules and regulations of the park.

Due to their natural diversity and richness, you can spend a whole week discovering the secrets of the Kornati archipelago, sailing tiny passages and channels, enjoying beaches and coves, snorkeling and tasting fresh seafood prepared in a traditional way.

If you wish to explore Kornati, we recommend you charter a yacht in Zadar and then sail South towards this amazing archipelago!

I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!

Janko

Janko

Janko is a professional skipper in love with writing. Our most prolific blogger, he has sailed the Adriatic from the north to the south. With an incredibly broad array of interests, Janko is an expert in a variety of topics, all of which he delivers to our readers in a clear, imaginative and often humorous manner.

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