The history of Murter and the Kornati islands is not filled with crucial events, famous rulers, brave conquerors or great painters. It is not the kind of history you would be reading about in history books or admire in museums. It is history written by miles of dry walls on pastures of the Kornati islands, olive-groves and vineyards rising in the middle of nothing, on small pieces of land stolen from the Karst; a history of small ports, perfectly shaped boats, houses made of stone and arched streets. When you make a trip around the Kornati or Murter, it becomes clear that thousands of human destinies speak through these walls. They tell the story of a common man and his attempts to make this rough landscape of a place to live in. They sing an ode to human persistence and will power.
The town of Murter numbering 2000 inhabitants in the middle of the Adriatic, lies between the towns of Sibenik 30km and Zadar 50km away. It is located on the island of Murter, the point of departure for the Kornati Islands.
The Kornati National Park, which includes a bigger part of Kornati archipelago, covers an area of 218km sq. and consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs. An impressive contrast between bare, almost desert like land and a rich and homogeneous underwater world is the best feature of the area.
The fascinating crowns (cliffs) on the islands facing the open sea, a remarkable geomorphology of the sea bed, the mystical submarine world and amazing harmony of nature and man that inhabits the area are only a few of the numerous priceless properties adorning this region.
With the cleanest seas, one of the most-indented coastlines, a Mediterranean climate, beautiful nature and hospitable hosts. Discover its secrets and find out how a small country can become a fascinating discovery for tourists who would like to explore the unspoiled nature, rich cultural heritage and extensive offer of cultural events.