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Kornati-Croatia

E 15°23´00˝; N 43°45´00˝

E 15°10´38˝; N 43°53´36˝

 In the central part of croatian Adriatic Sea, about 15 Nm to the west from Sibenik town, 7 Nm to the southwest from Murter, or 15 Nm to the south from Zadar town, there is amazing group of islands named Kornati archipelago.
Kornati National Park occupies the area of about 220 km2 (54.000 acres). There are 89 islands, islets and reefs within the area of Kornati National Park (238 km of the coastline), what makes it the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean.
One of the most impressing natural phenomena on Kornati are cliffs on the stretch of islands of Donji Kornati, which are facing open sea. Since ancient times cliffs have been called crowns (crown – korona) and that is probably the etymology of the name Kornati. The highest cliffs of Kornati are on the island of Klobučar (80 metres), on Mana (65 metres), on Rašip veli (64 metres) etc. Underwater extensions of these cliffs go as 100 metres deep.

"On the last day of the Creation God desired to crown His work and thus created Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath"
(George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Prize winner)

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: www.srcedalmacije.com

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