“On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.” - George Bernard Shaw
Since 1980 the National Park Kornati has been the keeper of the most beautiful part of the Croatian side of the Adriatic Sea – 89 out of 152 islands of the Kornati archipelago. The Kornati are the densest island group in the Adriatic Sea and even in the Mediterranean there are no islands quite like them. They attract attention with the famous Kornati “crowns” – tectonic cliffs which rise steeply from hundred meters deep sea and reach heights of over 80 metres.
The National park Kornati extends over 218,000,000 square metres. More than three quarters of this area is the sea, and one quarter is comprised of 73 islands and 16 cliffs.