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The Kornati islands are an archipelago consisting of 140 islands and islets covering an area of 114 square miles (300 square km). 89 of the islands are part of the Kornati National Park,
which was established in 1980.

With its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why this part of Croatia has been designated a national park. The largest island in the archipelago
is Kornat – from which the group of islands gets its name.​

George Bernard Shaw fell in love with the group of islands and said:

“On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.“

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 on the Kornati islands in which they stay during the agricultural season.


Krka National Park

Krka National Park lies about 10km inland from Sibenik in this part of Dalmatia. Named after the Krka River, the Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds
of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights.

Other highlights include the small island of Visovac and Roski Slap waterfall. A boat trip through the park  is a great way of seeing much of the Park. Best of all, 
it is possible to swim in some locations in Krka National Park! ​

There’s a wide variety of both flora and fauna in the Park. Over 800 species of plantlife have been identified as being present in the National Park. ​

Undoubtedly the best way of seeing the sights of the Park is by boat. Not only will you be able to see the beauty of the Park up close  but you will also have the chance to stop off 
and wander on footpaths along the water.

" Beautiful islands"
Mary - Sydney

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