Sibenik & Kornati, unspoiled nature in Croatia's premier archipelago
The Kornati archipelago, 147 islands grouped around the main island of Kornat are a popular sailing destination. Designated a national park area since 1980, the uninhabited islands have a unique environment, stark and unspoiled with little vegetation and imposing rocky crops. The beaches, while often pebbly, are blessed with amazing clear waters perfect for leisurely swims and diving.
Sibenik on the Dalmatian coast is a common starting off point for exploring the Kornati Islands. Dominated by an imposing gothic cathedral near the seafront, Sibernik's old town streets may be explored right up to the ruins of the 16th century fortress at the highest point of the town.