Kornati Islands National Park Travel Guide

  • Kornati Islands National Park
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    Kornati, lighthouse Tajer
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  • Kornati Islands National Park
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Kornati Islands National Park Things to Do

  • Climb to the top of island

    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...

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  • Cruising trough Kornati

    This is nautical paradise and you will really test all of your nautical skills and capabilities while cruise through 150 unforgettable islands, islets and cliffs.

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  • Inhabited islands

    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...

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  • lighthouses

    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...

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  • The gate to Kornati

    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...

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  • Departing from Sukosan

    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...

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Kornati Islands National Park Restaurants

  • Restaurant in Vrulje (the lobsters are...

    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 !

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  • Restaurant in Vrulje (waiting for...

    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 !

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  • Restaurant in Katina

    Otok Katina is a small island North to Kornati main island. It is uninhabited besides this small restaurant that can be reached only by boat. Between Katina and Kornati a narrow passage, Mala proversa allows reaching the south western coast of the Kornati.

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  • New Tasty Discoveries

    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...

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  • A Party Restaurant

    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...

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  • Great Spaghetti with seafood

    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....

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Kornati Islands National Park Nightlife

  • Earlier, there were lobsters and sun

    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...

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  • Natural nightlife !

    The sunset on the bay of Vrulje is a great experience. But while the photographer happy when there is this kind of sky, the sailor knows that to morrow will not be a bright day ! However, why to bother yet, to morrow will be another day !

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Kornati Islands National Park Transportation

  • Back towards the continent

    This pictures was taken towards the Zdrelac passage, which is between Uglan on the left and Pasman on the right. Zadar is not far… That wonderful sailing to the Kornati is over. When will we come back ?

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  • Sailing will be the best choice

    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.

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  • Select a boat

    The only way to reach the Kornati is by boat. If you have rented a house on the islands, you will be brought to your place in this kind of boat. You have better not forget anything for your living as you will be on your own since the boat will come and take you back !

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Kornati Islands National Park Shopping

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    by KristaB Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    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!

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Kornati Islands National Park Local Customs

  • Sun again, another drink !

    The sun is back for our second afternoon in Vrulje but it is now too late to sail today. We have better leave to morrow morning. For now, under the sun, it is hot and thirsty, then, why not to have another drink ?

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  • Some clouds, now

    The sky used to be blue yesterday evening, but next morning, it is turned white, with few guts of wind and showers. We have better stay anchored in the port and have a walk around and leave only to morrow !

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  • No more need to protect from the sun.

    Now, there is no need to protect from the sun anymore. The sun is so low on the horizon that it does not burn anymore ! Why should we keep the parasol open ? Once close, we will have an unobstructed view !

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Kornati Islands National Park Warnings and Dangers

  • Mala Proversa is over !

    Mala Proversa is over ! Let us go to the Kornati ! But beware of the sun ! The sun is hitting hard and its reflection on the surface of the sea doubles its strength. Then, you have better to protect yourself or you will get badly sunburnt !

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  • Delicate steering !

    Nearly done with the Mala Proversa. The main Kornati Island is in the background. Sailing in the Kornati is great, it is not very difficult, but anyway, you have to pay attention, and use the charts, as everywhere in the sea.

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  • Mala Proversa

    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 !

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Kornati Islands National Park What to Pack

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    by 7_seconds Written Aug 16, 2010

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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 :)

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Kornati Islands National Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Telašcica - stone house

    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...

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  • Quiet little chapel in the middle of...

    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)....

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  • ''Gore Vrulje'', looking southwestwards

    On the right is otok Mana and on the left otoci Mali Rasip and Veli Rasip.Tomorrow, we will sail SE, towards Jadra and Lavsa. After the passage between Kornati and Smokvica Vela, we will sail NE into the Zutski Kanal.

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Kornati Islands National Park Favorites

  • The Tureta Fortress

    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...

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  • excursion to Kornati Islands

    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...

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  • It's a long way to Zadar

    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 !

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SWIMMING!
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Discovering the hidden lake on Dugi otok
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Rocks and more rocks
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Blue, blue and more blue
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Getting to Kornati
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On the way back
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On Dugi Otok, Božava
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Waiting for the lobster to cook
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Living lobsters !
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Katina for fresh drink !
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''Gore Vrulje'', looking northwestwards
Off The Beaten Path
Here we are, Vrulje, bird sight !
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Mason required in Vrulje !
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Nice path !
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Vrulje, anchor first, drink later
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Vrulje at last
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Climb to the top !
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On Dugi Otok
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Vrulje, the main harbour
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Sometimes, a little green spot
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Rugged Kornati
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Leaving Zadar
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More walls
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Walls for the cattle
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Another green spot
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Soft water !
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Ruggy mountains and smooth sea
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Desert cove
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There should be human beeings !
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View of the Bay at R.Zakan Island
Off The Beaten Path
Shrines Of Caring Thoughts
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STOOOORM!
Warnings and Dangers
More civilization and more crowd
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Blue sky, blue sea and white Kornati
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Telascica
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Travarica Remedy
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FLYING FIREFIGHTERS
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That fish is still movin'!
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