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The National Park Kornati (also known as Kornati Islands National Park) is located in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Sea, covering an area of around 220 square kilometers. It consists of a group of 89 islands, islets and reefs, most of which are uninhabited. The islands are known for their rugged and rocky terrain, with steep cliffs that drop down to the sea.
The national park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including over 600 plant species and a variety of sea birds, such as gulls and falcons. The crystal-clear waters around the islands are teeming with marine life, making it a popular destination for diving and snorkeling.
Visitors to the national park can explore the islands on foot, by bike, or by boat. There are several hiking trails on the islands that offer stunning views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. Boat tours are also available, allowing visitors to see more of the islands and explore hidden coves and beaches.
In addition to its natural beauty, the Kornati Islands National Park also has a rich cultural heritage. The islands are home to several ancient ruins, including a Roman villa on the island of Kornat and a prehistoric settlement on the island of Mana. There are also several traditional stone houses and fishing villages scattered throughout the islands.
To visit the national park, visitors can take a boat from nearby towns such as Murter or Zadar. There are also several organized tours available that include transportation, guided hikes, and boat trips. There are no hotels or accommodation options on the islands, but visitors can stay in nearby towns and villages on the mainland.
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There are no hotels or restaurants on the Kornati Islands themselves, as the islands are mostly uninhabited and protected as a national park. However, there are several hotels and restaurants in nearby towns and villages on the mainland, where visitors can stay and dine before or after visiting the national park. Here are a few examples:
- Hotel Murter: This hotel is located in the town of Murter, which is the main departure point for boat tours to the Kornati Islands. The hotel offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant, and a bar. It is located close to the beach and the town center.
- Hotel Villa Radin: This 4-star hotel is located in the town of Biograd na Moru, which is also a popular departure point for boat tours to the Kornati Islands. The hotel offers spacious rooms with sea views, a restaurant, a bar, and an outdoor swimming pool.
- Restaurant “Vrata Krke”: This restaurant is located in the village of Skradin, which is located near the Krka National Park and is also a departure point for boat tours to the Kornati Islands. The restaurant offers a range of traditional Croatian dishes, including seafood and meat dishes.
- Restaurant “Konoba Griblja”: This restaurant is located in the village of Tisno, which is located on the island of Murter and is another popular departure point for boat tours to the Kornati Islands. The restaurant offers a range of traditional Dalmatian cuisine, including fresh seafood and grilled meats.
Visitors to the Kornati Islands National Park can enjoy a wide range of accommodation and dining options in nearby towns and villages on the mainland, while also experiencing the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the islands themselves.