Kornati National Park

The Kornati (pronounced [kɔ̝rnǎːti]) archipelago, also known as the Stomorski islands, is located west from Šibenik. The name of the archipelago is the plural form of the name of the largest island, called Kornat. 140 islands, some large, some small, stretch for 22 miles in a sea area of about 320 sq km (124 sq mi). This is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. There are no permanent settlements on the islands. Simple houses in well-protected coves are used as temporary shelters.

Most of the terrain in the Kornati islands is karst-limestone. The islands are known for the so-called crowns. These exceptional configurations were created by a tectonic fault when parts that were exposed to the open sea broke off and disappeared into the sea. In the stone on the islands, one can find numerous fossils of crustaceans and fish. Bizarre shapes formed by the atmosphere are astonishing, along with unexplored caves, areas of flat rock and, above all, cliffs.

More info: www.np-kornati.hr