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The national Park "Kornati"

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The national Park "Kornati" - one of the most famous parks in Croatia. It is located in Central Dalmatia, on korčula archipelago of the Adriatic sea near the city of Biograd na Moru, Zadar and Sibenik.

The Park covers a considerable part of the archipelago, it includes 89 Islands. Their total area is about 50 sq. km, the Park not only includes several of the Northern Islands of the archipelago. Shoreline "Kornat" reaches 238 km, and the total area is 220 sq. km. the Density of Islands is truly unique, the Straits between them like a real maze among the rocks.

It is the Straits of the archipelago is separated from other nearby Islands. The largest of these are of pašman and Dugi Otok. And from the large island of the archipelago MRouter separated by a Gulf. This Bay was even named Murtersko sea.

Most of the area of the Park is directly to the island of Kornat, it is the largest in this archipelago. Its territory extends over 32 sq. km, its Length is 25 km and the width is more than two km away Permanently residing on the island there are no people, but the island is very popular among tourists, lovers of wildlife, divers and boaters.

The flora and fauna of the Park is quite rich, both above-water and underwater parts. Externally, the archipelago looks quite empty, but despite this there are 537 species of plants. The main types of trees grown in the archipelago are olive and pine. Of animals found here are lizards, rodents, Martens, various insects, squirrels and birds: Kestrels, cormorants, Kestrels, falcons, owls, etc. the waters of the archipelago are rich with various fish species and the sea bottom is inhabited by bizarre forms of corals, clams, pearls.

Be sure to visit the "crown" - a rare phenomenon: the rocks, as if "growing" from the sea. The crown is very beautiful, but the rise on them is prohibited. Also in the archipelago are the ruins of Illyrian settlements and the castle of Tourrettes - ancient building, belonging to the Byzantine era, Dating back to the VI century.