Situated between the islands of Žirje, Dugi Otok and Pašman, the Kornati Islands are the densest group of islands in the Mediterranean. The name comes from the word corona, which means a crown, a name given to the biggest attraction of the archipelago – the vertical cliffs and rocks facing open sea. 89 of 152 islands were declared a national park in 1980, because of the extraordinary beauty of landscape, the rich flora and fauna and the abundance of natural bays. Kornati are a unique experience for those who love crystal clear sea, peace and quiet. Thanks to its numerous coves, bays and „wild“ ports, Kornati are the nautical and diving paradise. There are also 8 cleared up and marked hiking trails which lead to lookouts from which is possible to see the whole Kornati archipelago.