In the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, near where the Šibenik and Zadar islands meet, is a distinctive and, in many ways, special group of islands called Kornati. Due to their magnificent landscape beauty, interesting geomrphology, the great indentation of the coastline and wealth of living marine ecosystems, the majority of the sea area of the Kornati archipelago was proclaimed a national park in 1980.
Today, Kornati National Park covers an area of 220 km2 and includes a total of 89 islands, islets and crags, with approximately 238 km of coastline.
Furthermore, the relatively large number of islands, i.e. the terrestrial part of the park, accounts for less than one-quarter of its total area, while the rest is the marine ecosystem.