Kornati Islands have it all: clean and clear sea, plenty of sun, numerous bays and lagoons, little ports, many islands, islets and reefs in the untouchable nature in the middle of Europe
The Kornati archipelago, which is the part of the municipality of Murter consists of 150 islands, islets and reefs. A vast concentration of islands on a small space makes it one of the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean. It was proclaimed the national park in the year 1980.
The Kornati Islands area occupies about 62 km2, and the whole area of the National Park Kornati about 300 km2.
The most remarkable natural attraction of the National Park Kornati are the cliffs on the islands facing the open sea, whose continuations in the sea reach the depth up to 100 metres. Flora and fauna of the Kornati archipelago consist of 346 species and 295 under species that succeeded to survive in this well preserved aquatorium.
If you have doubts to visit Kornati Island or not, let the British king Edward VIII teach you, the one who acquired the world’s glory as the monarch who valued love more than crown. He became the king in the year 1936 and abdicated in the same year, because he did not want to renounce the beloved woman.
That crucial year the king Edvard VIII spent the summer on Kornati Islands. He had a rest fishing and spending his days sailing all along the Kornati archipelago in his yacht “Nahlin”, then the fastest yacht in the world. Maybe he chose the Kornati Islands on purpose to solve the most difficult doubt: the crown or the beloved woman?
Many of the kings, monarchs and magnates are visiting Kornati after him.
Photo: NP Koranti / www.kornati.hr