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Kornati
Kornati
DESTINATIONS
DESTINATION: Kornati
Kornati archipelago, which consists of a big number of islands and islets, is an island paradise which largest part was due to its uniqueness and beauty pronounced a national park. Everyone sometimes wants to escape on a deserted island and take a break from everyday stress. Kornati islands are a sanctuary for those who wish to return to nature and find peace by the sea on a secluded island. Relax in sounds of nature, with crystal clear waters and unforgettable starry sky. Kornati islands are not inhabited, there you will find only a couple of bays with houses that owners use when sfishing and picking olives, and occasionally a restaurant made for yachtsmen. The houses are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Lighting is from solar energy, for water supply is used rainwater in the tank collected on rainy days.

DESTINATION DESCRIPTION KORNATI ISLANDS

Kornati archipelago extends parallel to the mainland in northern Dalmatia between Zadar and Šibenik and with its 152 islands makes the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean. The largest island of the archipelago Kornat and numerous smaller islands around it were, because of the beauty of the landscape, indented coastline and rich underwater world, pronounced a national park. Tamer islands of this archipelago, Žut and Sit, with nearby islands, are excluded from this protection, although they belong to the same group of islands, and are especially interesting for those who like to fishing. Kornati islands are rocky islands of wild nature covered with grass, Mediterranean aromatic herbs and an occasional bush or tree. On the islands there are no permanent settlements, only small groups of a few houses scattered around the well protected bays. These bays with their green olive and fig trees stand on the rocky island like an oasis in the desert. Houses in these quiet bays have become a favorite destination for fans of nature and solitude. This kind of accommodation, often popularly called "Robinson accommodation" in honor of the famous Robinson Crusoe, offers a relaxed vacation in the cottage by the sea where you can take a rest from everyday life and devote yourself to you and your family. Most people on Kornati islands will enjoy swimming, sunbathing, barbecuing, reading books and long nights under the sky laden by stars, whose glow is seen only in places where there is no artificial light. For those who wish to research and have an adventure we recommend to try fishing or diving, rent a small boat in order to explore the islands and bays closeby, or go on climbing to the tops of the islands with attractive sightseeing spots. Fishermen houses on Kornati islands are accessible only by boat in the organization of the agency. Transfers are usually done by home owners, which allows them to explain how everything works in the house. Starting point is Murter on the island Murter, because Murter inhabitants are the owners of most of the islands in Kornati archipelago, and the trip to the islands, depending on the location lasts fom 1 to 3 hours. Complete supply must be done before departure because there are stores in just a few bays, usually difficult to access and more expensive than the shops on the island Murter.
To help you select the ideal island on which you would like to spend the holidays check out our "location guide" and familiarize yourself with the advantages of some islands.
Kornati islands are a popular destination for yachtsmen who enjoy sailing around these islands and gladly visit several good fish restaurants. A safe harbour is provided on numerous anchorages around the archipelago and marinas on islands Žut and Piškera.

 

We recommend
- Renting a boat and exploring the islands and bays close to the house you rented
- Diving into the underwater world of Kornati islands because it has a wealth of underwater world as one of the main advantages of this national park
- Visiting the great cliffs that stretch outside Kornati islands to the open sea, the greatest attraction of the National park Kornati
- Swimming beneath spectacular cliffs of Kornati. Memorable experience for the bravest
- Visiting the largest fishing village Kornati, the bay Vruje on the island Kornat
- Visiting Tarac bay on the island Kornat where is situated a fort Tureta from 6th century and Church of our Lady of Tarac
- Climbing the island trails that lead to some of the sightseeing spots, of which is the most attractive Metlina on Kornat island, the highest point of Kornati
- Swimming at the most beautiful beach of Kornati - sandy bay Lojena on the island Levrnaka
- Visitig the remains of a Venetian castle on the island Panitula, which is alsoa fantastic sightseeing point
- Eating fresh fish in one of the excellent fish restaurants - Opat, Piccolo, Žakan, Ante, Darko, Levrnaka, Šporka Mare, Fešta, Bain...
 

Lojena
LOJENA

Beach Lojena is the only true natural sandy beach on Kornati islands. This beautiful beach is located in a bay deep carved into the land on the southwest coast of the island Levrnaka. In the central part of the bay Lojena is covered with white pebbles on which continues the rocky coast and the sea bottom covered with silvery sand. On the island Levrnaka there are only two small restaurants for yachtsmen, situated on the opposite side of the island, but the beach can be crowded anyway because all excursion boats which visit the National park Kornati come here in oder of their guests to swim on this beach. We recommend avoiding the early afternoon, a time when all the guests from excursion boats are on the beach, in order to enjoy the charms of this beach. The hill above Lojena is a lookout with a fantastic view of the beach and the other nearby Kornati islands and it's worth visiting. The path up the hill is easily accessible so by walking you are at the top in a moment.

FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND KORNAT AND NEARBY ISLANDS
FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND KORNAT AND NEARBY ISLANDS

Fishermen houses on the island Kornat islands and nearby islands, like Smokvica and Lavsa we recommend if you want to spend a vacation in the National park Kornati and be near the cliffs, Tarac bay and other attractions of the park that are worth visiting. Here you can enjoy diving and observing the sea bottom, but do not even think of any kind of fishing because this zone is strictly protected. The most famous bay on the island Kornat is Opat, Koromačna, Gujak, Vruje, Strižnja, Kravljačica and Šipnate with restaurants which serve local seafood dishes. Marina with market is situated on the island Panitula.

FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND ŽUT AND NEARBY ISLANDS
FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND ŽUT AND NEARBY ISLANDS

If you are attracted to a gentle nature, more shade and green and the opportunity to go fishing, a good option would be to book a fishermen house on the island Žut, or on one of the islands nearby. Žut is the second largest island in the Kornati archipelago and its most famous bays are Pristanišće, Dragišina, Strunac, Sarušica, Žešnja, Pod Ražanj, Golubovac and Bizikovica. In some of these bays there are a couple of good restaurants for yachtmen, and in the bay Golubovac there is a marina with market.

FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND SIT AND NEARBY ISLANDS
FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLAND SIT AND NEARBY ISLANDS

Island Sit and small islands around it, such as Šćitna and Brušnjak are a good choice if you want to enjoy a holiday on a gentle island far away from any restaurants that might disturb your peace. Sit is a little to the side of the main yachtsmen lines, so you can truly enjoy the silence. Nearby there is no possibility of buying groceries and you have to do the puchase in advance. You can also count on a fresh catch of fish because fishing is allowed.

FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLANDS GANGAROL AND ŽIžANJ
FISHERMEN HOUSES ON THE ISLANDS GANGAROL AND ŽIžANJ

Islands Gangarol and Žižanj are the Kornati islands which are closest to the island of Murter and you will, if you rent a fishermen house on one of these islands, be in this island oasis in a moment.
Sea around Gangarol and Žižanj is quite shallow, ideal for swimming and families with children. Grocery shopping will be done easily on the islands of Pašman and Vrgada, and those who have access to faster boat will easily get to the island Murter.

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