Comprised of approximately 130 islands, reefs, and islets, the Kornati islands are sprinkled with a breathtaking array of vineyards, olive trees, and fig trees. Mediterranean scrubs and rare trees complete a landscape set against chalk limestone.
Tourist can take a stroll along the meandering pathways to enjoy a view of the open sea from one of the massive cliffs rising up from these islands. Human presence on the Kornati islands dates back to the Neolithic Age, but due to deforestation and subsequent erosion the islands are now uninhabited. If you are looking to get back to the basics and enjoy simple beauty of island life, the Kornati islands are a great option.
There are no permanent residents of the islands and most of the area belongs to the people of Murter island who come to tend the olive groves, the vineyards and orchards. They have cottages there, in which they stay during the agricultural season.
The islands are best visited on a day excursion from Zadar, Sibenik or Split. It is possible to stay in one of the cottages for a Robinson Crusoe type holiday in which you stay in a house with no electricity or running water – the ultimate in “getting away from it all”! A boat from Murter delivers you there and picks you up a week later.