Enjoy a panoramic boat cruise through the Kornati National Park, the most indented island group in the Mediterranean. Discover magnificent Kornati crowns, visit island Levrnaka which is known for its sandy bay. In Telašćica, refresh yourself in the sea surrounded by a pine forest, visit the salt lake and admire the view of the open sea from the lookout. Guide, breakfast and lunch included in the price.
AVAILABLE: from April until November
SIGHTS and ATTRACTIONS:
Kornati National Park is composed of 89 uninhabited islands and islets. Kornati are the most rugged group of islands in the Mediterranean. Their name comes from the Latin word „corona“ which means crown. According to the tradition, God wanted to crown his work on the last day of Creation, so He created Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.
Levrnaka is an uninhabited island in Kornati whose area is 1.84 km. The highest peak is the 118-meter-high Veli vrh and in the southeast is the 94-meter-high Svirac. Between these two peaks is Levrnaka Bay. The bay is open to the north, and the great depth makes anchoring difficult. On the southwest side of the island is Lojena beach.
Telašćica Nature Park is situated at the south-eastern side of Dugi otok island. There are five small islands and five even tinier islets inside the bay. At the tip of the western side of the bay stretches the largest rocky cliff in the Adriatic, which reaches incredible 166 meters height and goes 85 meters deep into the sea. Nearby is a salty lake “Mir” which is well-known for its high salt content and medicinal mud.
PLAN OF THE TRIP:
DURATION: 9 hours
Boat tour from Zadar to Kornati National Park starts in the city port. The ship’s crew will welcome you and help you get on boat. Boarding starts at 8:00, and the ship departs exactly at 8:30 and, if necessary, it stops in the port of Dražanica and in Preko (island of Ugljan).
Afterwards, you will be served a welcome drink and sandwich for breakfast. You will enjoy a relaxing panoramic boat ride among many islands of the Zadar archipelago. You will cruise past the island of Katina, the island of Kornat, the islet of Mrtvac, the island of Levrnaka, the island of Mana. You will admire the impressive Kornati cliffs that fall vertically into the sea, and while you ride, the guide will tell you about the rich history of the Kornati.
Around 11:15 the ship will dock on the island of Levrnaka, which is known for its sandy bay. Swim in the crystal blue sea of the sandy bay of Lojena, and if you are a fan of hiking, you can reach the top of the island and admire the unique view of Kornati and the islets.
Around 12:15, you will board the boat again and ride towards the Telašćica Nature Park. The boat ride lasts about 1 hour, and lunch (roasted fish – hake fillet with salad or a vegetarian menu (pasta with tomato sauce) will be served to you during the cruise through this beautiful archipelago.
Around 13:15 the boat docks in the port of Telašćica, where you will have 2 hours of free time for swimming and diving in the sea. In the park, visit one of the rare salt lakes in Europe, named Mir. The salinity of that lake is higher than the salinity of the nearby sea and it is believed that the mud from that lake has medicinal properties. If you follow the marked path, you will climb to the viewpoint on the large rocks that represent the highest peak of the island, from which you can enjoy a view of the nearby Kornati islands and the open sea. If you want, you can refresh yourself with a drink at the bar in the park.
Around 14:45 is planned to be back on the boat and expected arrival in Zadar is around 17:45.
60,00 EUR per person (452,07 HRK)
This tour is free for children up to 2,99 years. For children 3 – 4,99 the price is 10,00 EUR ( 75,34 HRK) and for children 5 – 12 years old, the price is 30,00 EUR (226,04 HRK).
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Transport by boat
- Licensed guide
- Welcome drink
- Breakfast (cheese and ham sandwich)
- Lunch grilled fish (hake fillet) with salad and rice or vegetarian menu (pasta with tomato sauce) with glass of wine, water or juice
- Entrance ticket for Telašćica Nature Park
- Entrance ticket for Kornati National park
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- personal consumption
Boat capacity: 200 persons
Boat length: 28 m
Boat facilities: spacious salon, bar, men/women toilet
DIFFICULTY: easy, not physically demanding
WHAT TO BRING: swimsuit, beach towel, sun protect hat, sun cream, bottle of water, money and your ID