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Kornati

Kornati

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The Kornati archipelago is a group of islands located in the center of the Dalmatian coast, south of Zadar, between Zadar and Sibenik. This is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean, it has 150 islands and islets (most uninhabited) on an area of ​​320 km ². Croatian proverb says of course there are as many as days in the year.
Melting glaciers and rising sea levels after the last ice age 20,000 years ago, made an archipelago, shaped by the erosive power of the sea and the wind has laid bare thin streaks of limestone.
A century ago, residents of neighboring islands have built these stone walls to pen their sheep and isolate cultures of olive and vine. Overexploitation of scarce grassland greatly impoverished the land and wildlife.
Kornati mean crown, the Kornati "islands crowned" as the edge of each island, there is a border of stones from the sky and it forms a ring.
The Kornati archipelago consists of four groups of islands:
  Zut
  Kornat, the largest island
  Piskera
  Smokvica
The unique feature of the islands lies in their rugged shores with many caves and coves.
The Kornati National Park were classified national park in 1980 and are among the most visited sites of the Croatian Adriatic. By the end of the afternoon, the sailboats moored for the night in a cove nearby, become possible companions of the evening.
The island is popular with boaters for which two water sports centers have been built in the Bay of Telascica, marinas and Piskera CYA Damn.
  Electricity. The Kornati are not connected to the network Croatian. The lamps are powered by solar energy, stove and refrigerator are powered by gas.
  Water. It is usually provided by a cistern that collects rainwater. If necessary, it is filled with the passage of the tanker.
  Supplies. The boat store, which runs twice a week, does not offer a very wide range of products. Fishermen sometimes sell from island to island fresh fish. We can catch yourself by paying a license (35 € for seven days). Also possible to hire fishing equipment (30 €).
The waters of these islands are lunar fish and supports a rich underwater flora. Warning spear fishing is prohibited.
Boaters wishing to visit the Kornati islands must buy their ticket in one of two centers:
  Port of Zakan on the island of Ravni Zakan (south-east of the park)
  Vruja in the Bay on the island of Kornat (north-west of the park)
There you can buy tickets for boats and recreational fishing license or scuba diving.
Anchoring and camping on your boat is permitted only in specifically identified 16 bays. The islands where he shall set are those of Klobucar, Mrtvac, Veli and Mali Obrucan.
All S islands, boaters must stay at least 500 m of Velika Purari and reefs teeming with Klint and Volicer.
15/07/2011
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Jojo
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21/09/2008
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L'archipel des Kornati est un groupe d'îles situées au centre de la côte dalmate, au sud de Zadar, entre Zadar et Sibenik. C'est l'archipel le plus dense de la Méditerranée, il compte 150 îles et îlots (inhabitées pour la plupart) sur une aire de 320 km². Un proverbe croate prétend évidemment qu'il y en a autant que de jours dans l'année.

La fonte des glaciers et la montée des eaux après la dernière ère glaciaire, il y a 20 000 ans, en ont fait un archipel, modelé par le pouvoir érosif de la mer et du vent qui a mis à nu de fines stries de calcaire.

Il y a un siècle, les habitants des îles voisines ont édifié ces pierres en murets pour parquer leurs moutons et isoler leurs cultures d'olivier et de vigne. La surexploitation des maigres herbages a considérablement appauvri la faune et la flore terrestres.

Kornati ça veut dire couronne, les iles kornati "les iles couronnées" car au bord de chaque ile, il y a une bordure de cailloux et vue du ciel ça forme une couronne.
L'archipel des Kornati comporte 4 groupe d'îles:
  • Zut
  • Kornat, la plus grande des îles
  • Piskera
  • Smokvica
La caractéristique unique des îles se trouve dans leurs rivages rudes avec beaucoup de cavernes et de criques.
Les Kornati ont été classées parc national en 1980 et figurent parmi les sites les plus visités de l'Adriatique croate. Dès la fin de l'après-midi, les voiliers qui mouillent pour la nuit dans une anse voisine, deviennent d'éventuels compagnons de soirée.
L'archipel est très apprécié des navigateurs de plaisance pour lesquels deux centres nautiques ont été aménagés dans la baie de Telascica, les marinas ACY Zut et Piskera.
  • Électricité. Les Kornati ne sont pas reliées au réseau croate. Les lampes fonctionnent grâce à l'énergie solaire, la cuisinière et le réfrigérateur sont alimentés par le gaz.
  • Eau. Elle est généralement fournie par une citerne qui recueille l'eau de pluie. Si nécessaire, elle est remplie au passage du bateau-citerne.
  • Ravitaillement. Le bateau-épicerie, qui circule deux fois par semaine, ne propose pas un très large éventail de produits. Des pêcheurs vendent parfois d'île en île du poisson frais. On peut soi-même pêcher en s'acquittant d'un permis (35 € pour sept jours). Possibilité également de louer le matériel de pêche (30 €).
Les eaux de ces îles lunaires sont poissonneuses et abritent une riche flore sous-marine. Attention la pêche au fusil est interdite.

Les plaisanciers qui souhaitent visiter les îles Kornati doivent acheter leur billet d'entrée, dans l'un des deux centres d'accueil:

  • au Port de Zakan sur l’île de Ravni Zakan (zone sud-est du parc)
  • dans la Baie de Vruje sur l’île de Kornat (zone nord-ouest du parc)

Là, vous pouvez acheter les billets d’entrée pour bateaux,  et des permis de pêche récréative ou de plongée sous-marine.

L’ancrage et le camping sur votre bateau n’est autorisé que dans 16 criques précisément indiquées. Les îles où il est interdit de mouiller sont celles de Klobucar, Mrtvac, Veli et Mali Obrucan.

Tout au S des îles, les plaisanciers doivent rester à au moins 500 m de Velika Purara et des récifs débordants de Klint et de Volic.

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Otok Kornat (Kornati)

The island of Kornat is the largest island of the group of islands that create the National Park Kornati, it gave its name to the archipelago.
Kornat, with several prominent peaks, lies SE of Dugi Otok and is separated from it by Prolaz Proversa, a narrow channel, which is obstructed ...
16 Jul 11

Otok Zut (Kornati)

6NM long (NW/SE) Zut  is the second island of Kornati. It is located NE of O. Kornat which protects it from onshore winds.
There are no people except the people of Murter who come from time to time.
The coast is steep and cut, there are beautiful bays such as Luka, Hiljaca, ...
16 Jul 11

Otok Murter

The island of Murter is the largest island of the Sibenik archipelago. It is close to the coast on which it is connected by a bridge, low air draft at Tijesno (Tisno) on the continent. During the summer the bridge opens to allow passage of boats.
The NW part of the island is fertile ...
3 Apr 11

Otok Zirje (Sibenik)

Otok Zirje is the farthest and the largest island in the Sibenik archipelago.
It is long of 6,5 NM (NW/SE) and 1,4 NM wide.
The main village, Zirje, is located in the middle of the island. A small port, luka Muna, on the coast N of Zirje, home to the ferry that connects the ...
16 Aug 11

Vrgadski Kanal

Vrgadski Kanal, 7 miles long, leads between Otok Murter and Otok Vrgada and is the principal channel used in the S approach to Pasmanski Kanal and Zadar.
Vessels with a maximum draft of 6.4m may pass through Pasmanski Kanal. Vessels with drafts over 6.4m must either proceed through ...
16 Jul 11

Otok Piskera Kornati

Piškera (known as Jadra) is a small uninhabited island and one of the Kornati island. Its area is 2,66 km². Its coastline is 10,64 km long. It is just off the SW coast of O. Kornat, about 3 NM of Vrulje.There are two islands and some reefs on the S coast.
O. Panitula Vela, the ...
18 Jul 11

Kanal Nove Povljane Vir

Kanal Nove Povljane, entered between Otok Vir and the SE end of Otok Pag, leads 5 miles SE into Ninski Zaliv.
Shoals at the inner end of this channel restrict the fairway to a width of about 250m, with a controlling depth of 8m. Vessels with a draft of over 6m are advised not to ...
23 Jul 11

Novigradsko More

Novigradsko More, a landlocked bay, lies at the S end of Novsko Zdrilo and provides good anchorage.
Rijeka Zrmanja flows into the bay at the E side. This river is navigable by small craft as far as the village of Obrovca, 6 miles above the mouth.
Luka Novigrad, a narrow inlet, ...
23 Jul 11

Rivanjski Kanal

Rivanjski Kanal continues NW from the N end of Srednji Kanal and leads between Otok Rivanj andOtok Sestrunj.
It is generally used by vessels proceeding between Srednji and Zadarski Kanals.
Otocic Tri Sestrice, a group of islets and rocks, extend up to 2 miles NW of Rt Zanavin, ...
9 Sep 11

Uvala Lopatica (Gujak) (Kornat)

Located NW of Uvala Opat.Anchor NE Rt Guljika on sandy bottom, holds well.
Good shelter except of SE.
16 Jul 11

Otocic Lavsa Kornati

O. Lavsa is located about 4 NM close S O. Kornat.There is a good anchorage in Uvala Lavsa.
18 Jul 11

Luka Vrulje (Kornat)

Vrulje bay is divided in two branche, W one and E one with a small seasonal settlement.
Vrulje Vrulje takes its name from an underwater source in the W of the bay. The pretty little village surrounded by docks is easily recognizable.Central and W part of the bay: exposed to jugo.We ...
16 Jul 11
Local Area

Srednji Kanal

Srednji Kanal, also known as Middle Channel, has sufficient depths for large vessels. However, it is little used except by vessels proceeding between Sibenik and Zadar which are unable to navigate Pasmanski Kanal.
The channel is entered between Otocic Kosara (43°53'N., 15°24'E.) ...
16 Jul 11

Dalmacija (Dalmatie)

Dalmatia (Croatian Dalmacija, Italian Dalmazzia) is a coastal region of Croatia along the Adriatic, stretching from the island of Pag in the northwest, the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) to the south East.
It extends 350 km along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea about 60 km wide, ...
28 Mar 11

Croatia

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19 Aug 11

Adriatic East

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Adriatic Sea

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Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
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