It is not so difficult to reach the top where you may have fantastic view to archipelago. Summer sun may be very strong and shade is very rare on the Kornati, so the best idea is to do that early morning.To make thing more interesting, take one stone when you start climbing with you and place it to the top on the pile (see picture). Then you may...more
Since Kornati is a national park it has the special regime, no new construction are allowed since the time the archipelago was declared to be the National Park. Some islands and islets, however, are in the private property for a very long time and it new regine doesn't apply to them. The houses and other constructions could remined but nothing new...more
The Kornati archipelago consists of approximatelly 200 small islands, relativelly very close to each other. Even locals have problems to navigate in between in a dark nights or stormy weather conditions. There is the whole network of lighthouses in this area, awerting and helping skipers not to get stranded or crushed againt the ground if poorely...more
There is bridge which connects islands of Ugljan and Pašman in the Zadar's archipelago and it is the closest way to Kornati if departing from Zadar or its surroundings. It might be coloquially called the gate to Kornati and Telašcica. Do not miss both of this destinations when in area of Zadar.Too bad it wasn't bright sunny day all the time, while...more
I embarked at Sukosan but this boat came from departing port of Zadar, picking up small groups of visitors in various other places. The boat looks pretty solid which is not of less importance, in case of sudden storm when in open sea. It is not fast boat and shouldn't be, enabling passengers to observe around. We had pretty descent lunch, grilled...more
This was the best lobster we ever tasted : it was coming directly from the sea to our dish ! No intermediary, no time wasted ! Ready to taste with some olive oil and lemon and nothing else. It is absolutely delightful. A Great Experience which memory will last lifelong !more
Some more shade, some more drink, awaiting for the lobsters to cook. No matter how long it will take, here, there is no use to hurry ! The home made wine from Murter is good and cool, the shade is cool too ! Cook me a living lobster and I don't need anything else !more
I wanted to have a meal at Opat since I heard and read so many appraisals about their cuisine. We picked up their mooring and went up towards restaurant to see what they have today and to make a reservation - even though far from civilisation, this place is very popular.After chatting with the staff, we decided to order a plate of cold entrees to...more
The island of R.Zakan is located a few miles northwest of Lojena Bay, where I wrote about the Piccolo restaurant. This island was chosen by Club Mediterrannee many years ago to build one of their first cottage villages. According to the Pilot I was using, the village still exists, and you needed to ask permission from the management if you wanted...more
On V.Smokica, an isalnd in the Kornati archipelago, there is a small bay calles Loijena. You can either trow out your anchor in the bay or choose to pick up a mooring off the pier. All there is in this little village are a few summer houses and a small local restuarant. A second one was nearly finishes, so if you come next year is will be ready....more
Earlier, this afternoon, there were living lobsters and sun. Later, there were cooked lobsters and less sun. Now, the lobsters have been eaten and the sun sets but it is sunny in our mind (or is it in our stomach ??!!)The scent of the hills, heated all day long by the sun is still strong. Insects and birds are still singing. Not for long ! Not at...more
In the marina of Zadar, it is easy to rent a sailboat. It should be equally easy in Split, in the marina of Murter or in any marina along the coast. Zadar and Murter are the best choice if you plan to sail towards the Kornati. Do not forget that the least drought the boat, the it will be to anchor in small coves or shallow shelters.more
Kornati archipelago is uninhabited, only during summer people from island Murter are here taking care of tourists. So the Market boat is coming every second day with surprisingly good choice of fresh food, drinks and other stuff. Got fresh bread, fruit, salami, juices, wine ....
What to pay: A bit more than on the continent - 7 nautical miles from nearest shop, no other provisions available - very cheap, actually!
There is only a narrow channel shallow enough for small boats. All you have to do is to steer towards the two seamarks that can be seen on the left of the picture and of next picture, on Kornat Island. If you maintain them lined up, it is OK. Once close to the shore, you steer first to starboard and second port side and it is done !more
all you need is a swim suit and a towel.
and some sun cream. that's it.
Photo Equipment: underwater camera would be nice, or camera of any kind.
you can take plenty of beautiful pics everywhere :)
As already mentioned in my intro, Telascica isn't part of the Kornati National Park but since partly inhabited and having pretty big port it is the only place where touring-boats could stop. The house, you could see on my pictures, is very typical stone made house which used to built local farmers. It is usually of a very simple interior...more
I wonder who might be coming to this chapel ? May be there is a celebration once a year ? Is there anyone that has a clue and able to answer ? It would not have been safe to moor in front of the chapel as there is no shelter at all.Added february 2007. I have now found that this chapel was named "Gospe of Tarca" (the Church of Our Lady of Tarac)....more
I have been unable to identify this landmark as I have not climbed on top of the hill (there was no safe anchorage nearby). Who knows what it is ? It looks like some fortified thing, however, it is difficult to evaluate how big it is. May be it is smaller than it seems ? I have read something about a film set being built on Mana, but this is...more
If you want to visit Kornati and do not sail on your own, it is the best thing to go with specialist like "Stipe excursions".They leave from Biograd na moru and it is a whole day trip. The lady owner is fluent in english and very kind, and what is more important the whole crew are native, so they will show you the best from Kornati Island. Also...more
It has to be Žirje, which is known for its clear and blue sea and some very interesting cultural and historical monuments. The highest hill is Kapiċ (131 m). Vegetation on island is mostly scrub, which expands for lack of agricultural activities. There are some vineyards, some olive and fig plantations. Peaceful islands !more