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Kornati

Kornati

The oldest name given to the Kornati Archipelago, according to the ancient author Constantine Porphyrogennetos, was Grebeno. After that, Toreta, and since 1311 until the present day, it was called Incoronata, Corona, Coronata, Kornat.

It was given the status of a national park in 1980 and was placed under protection. The park's total area is 220 km² and it consists of 89 islands, islets and cliffs. Of the park's total area, land makes up only 1/4, while the rest is maritime eco-system.

It is rich in natural and cultural treasures. Vertical cliffs of the "crown" of the Kornati islands face the open seas and is the most popular phenomenon of the park. They also provide a home for rare species.

Kornati's submarine world reveals other amazing stories. And it is worth knowing that the land part of the Park is privately owned (mostly owned by Murter inhabitants).

Krka

Krka

Krka is the seventh national park in Croatia, known for its numerous lakes and waterfalls. It was named after the river Krka which is a part of the park. The national park is located in Central Dalmatia, downstream from Miljevci, only a couple kilometers to the north-east of the city of Šibenik. It encompasses the region next to the river Krka which rises at the foot of the Dinara mountain near Knin, runs through a 75 km long canyon, then through Lake Prokljansko, and finally flows into the Šibenik Bay. Today, Krka has 7 travertine waterfalls and its beauty is representative of the natural Karst phenomenon. The best time for a visit is spring or summer, since it is then in its full glory, and you can also refresh yourself by plunging into the clear waters.

Krka became a national park on 24 January 1985 and is the seventh national park in Croatia. It is famous for its many lakes and waterfalls.

Nature parks

Lake Vransko

Lake Vransko

Lake Vransko in Northern Dalmatia is a lake and a cryptodepression to the north-east of Pakoštane. It is the largest lake in Croatia. Its length is 13.6 km, average width 2.2 km and depth 3.9 m; the surface is 30.16 km². It receives water from several springs and the Skorobić creek, and it flows out through precipices and the Prosika canal which connects it to the Pirovac Bay. Throughout the year, its water level fluctuates by 0.95 m on the average, with a maximum of 2 m. The lake is in fact a Karst field filled with water.

The lake houses a fish farm and is also used for fishing.

It is a part of the Lake Vransko Nature Park.

Neighboring villages

Betina

Betina

Betina is a village on the north-eastern coast of the island of Murter, connected to the land via a mobile bridge in Tisno. It is 35 km to the west of Šibenik. It is an administrative part of the municipality of Tisno. Its population is somewhat below 800 .

Tisno

Tisno

Partly situated on the island of Murter and partly on land, separated by a narrow marine strait only 38 m wide, Tisno is the youngest island settlement. It is connected by a mobile bridge which is raised twice a day during summer months.

Jezera (Lakes)

Jezera (Lakes)

Situated on the south-eastern side of the island of Murter, the village Jezera is nestled in a horseshoe-shaped bay surrounded by gentle slopes. Its natural position shields the village from the impact of strong winds, which makes its waterside ideal as a dock and harbor. The village has 960 inhabitants.