Kornati National park
National Park Kornati is a stunning arcipelago located in the Adriatic Sea, off the coast of Croatia. With it's geological formations, rich biodiversity and cultural heritage have earned it the status of a National park in 1980. It has become a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and tourists alike.
The park covers an area of approximately 220 square kilometers and consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs. The park's islands are primarily composed of limestone, creating a striking contrast between the rugged cliffs and the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. These limestone formations have been sculpted by wind and waves, resulting in numerous caves, grottoes and natural bridges. The most famous of these formations is the "Crown of Kornati", a series of cliffs that resemble a crown when viewed from a distance. This natural wonder is a testament to the power of nature's artistic touch and has become an iconic symbol of the Kornati islands.
Beyond it's natural wonders, Kornati National Park holds immense cultural value. The islands have been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the archaeological remains found on some of the larger islands. The park also bears traces of human activity from the Roman era, including ancient ruins and stone walls.
Kornati National Park stands as a must-visit destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful and picturesque escape in Croatia. Whether you are a sailor, diver, or simply a lover of nature, this gem will leave you in awe of it's splendor. As visitors, it is our responsibility to appreciate and protect this pristine haven.
Let us safeguard this national treasure for generations to come.