Day Trips from Zadar - Kornati Islands

The Kornati islands are an archipelago consisting of 140 islands covering an area of 114 square miles (300 square km). Most of the islands are part of the Kornati National Park – and with its natural beauty, numerous coves and crystal clear blue waters, it’s easy to see why.

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.

Kornati Islands - Kornati National Park


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.

The islands are best visited on a day excursion from Zadar, Sibenik or Split. It is possible to stay in one of the cottages for a Robinson Crusoe type holiday in which you stay in a house with no electricity or running water – the ultimate in “getting away from it all”! A boat from Murter delivers you there and picks you up a week later.

Getting to the Kornati islands

Visit the islands through an organised excursion – see the Excursions page on the Kornati National Park website.

Accommodation on the Kornati islands

Accommodation on Kornati can be arranged with Agency Lori.

More information on the Kornati islands

Find out more about the Kornati islands on the official website of the Kornati National Park.