Kornati islands are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea situated in the central part of the Adriatic.  They are characterised by interesting geomorphology, well-indented coast and various living communities. The archipelago consists of 89 islands, islets and reefs.

Karst, typical for the entire Adriatic coast, is also present here consisting of harsh land on one side and exceptionally diverse submarine environment on the other. Islands are predominantly covered with vegetation of rocky-terrain pastures divided by dry stone walls consisting of grassland communities typical for dry areas. More than three quarters of the Park’s surface belongs to the sea, whose underwater environment, due to its diverse and abundant sea life, is the most prominent feature of this protected area.   

The history of settling on the Kornati archipelago reaches far into the history, so from neolith to the present we can follow the development of civilisation in these areas.