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The Loveliness of the Kornati Islands

Situated in the central part of the Eastern Adriatic, in between 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 worthy of equal attention. The archipelago consists of 89 islands, islets and cliffs and covers the area of 220 sq km. A part of the archipelago was declared a national park in 1980 due to the astonishing beauty of its landscape, geomorphological diversity of its coastline and the sea floor, as well as its marine flora and fauna.

Nature Park Telašćica

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. For its extreme beauty, richness and importance, this bay surrounded by 13 islands and islets, together with 6 islets inside the bay itself, was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1988. The area of Nature Park Telašćica is a clearly contrasted area with quiet and peaceful beaches and a laid down coastline on one side, and wild and steep cliffs on the other.

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

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 information about the park. They can also inform you about the upcoming weather condition, give you some advice regarding it as well as inform you about 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 bays, snorkeling and tasting fresh seafood prepared in a traditional way.