The archipelago between Dugi Otok in the north and Zirje in the south consists of 89 islands, islets and rocks. The largest island is Kornat, followed by Piskera and Levrnaka. To protect the unique flora and fauna of this region, the region was declared a national park in 1980. Since then the an entrance fee is obligatory. Boaters who cruise the archipelago must be able to present a valid ticket at any time. With controls of the Park rangers has to be counted. In addition, special rules of behavior apply within the Kornati National Park. For example, fishing is strictly prohibited. Likewise individual dives are also not allowed.
It is worth to buy the entrance ticket to the park in advance, as the entrance fee is almost twice as expensive as at the ticket agencies. Tickets for the Kornati National Park can also be bought online via mySea at the discounted price of ticket stores. Consequently boaters can buy the entrance ticket for the National Park comfortably from the cockpit and save the way to a ticket office. With the mySea best price guarantee you are always on the safe side.
The Kornati islands are a true paradise for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Not only in the summer months, countless yachts meander through the labyrinth of islands and reefs. The only inhabited settlement is Vrulje on Kornat. Here you will also find a small supermarket with basic supply. In many bays taverns entertain their guests. The gastronomic offer ranges from simple dishes to top level restaurants. However, since life on the Kornati islands is deplorable and food must first be lavishly brought to the islands, the price level is higher compared to the mainland.
The landscape of Kornati national park
Scenic Kornati archipelago have something of a lunar landscape. Since in the past century shepherds tried to open up new pastureland with fires, the vegetation is sparse. Only the maquis and now and then an olive grove can be found on the islands.
North of the Kornati National Park is the island of Dugi Otok, which has on the south side the among boaters popular Telašćica bay. This bay is not part of the Kornati national park. Rather, the bay Telašćica is a individual nature park whose entry fee is also charged.