With its 152 islands, islets and cliffs, the Kornati islands
are the most indented archipelago in the whole of Mediterranean.
Due to extraordinary beautiful landscapes, great indentedness
and a rich marine flora and fauna, a part of the archipelago
became a national park. The Kornati islands are not permanently
populated. What you can find there is mostly farmland belonging
to residents of the island of Murter, who have fished, grown
olives, vine and kept sheep there for centuries. The fishermen's
houses have been turned into comfortable accommodation for
people looking for peace and quiet, for those who want to
be surrounded by nature, for those who would like to experience
life of the old days in this bare landscape. There are houses
all around the archipelago. In some of the bays there is only
one house, in some of them there are several and in the largest
village on the Kornati islands, there are 50 houses. There
are no roads, only tracks you can take long walks on. There
are no ferry boats going to the islands, you can get there
only by your own (or our!) boats. There are shops in only
a few of the bays, but there are more of the restaurants and
Some of the houses on the Kornati islands are in Robinson-like
conditions, i.e. they do not share the standard of the apartments
on the island of Murter. There is no water supply system or
electricity. Instead of electrical ones, there are solar (12
V) and gas-lights, instead of an electrical fridge, there
is a gas-operated one, instead of running tap water, there
is rain-water from a storage tank. There is a solar shower
in front of the house, using the heat of the sun.
The Kornati islands offer many ways you can enjoy yourself
(swimming, fishing, scuba-diving, nature walks...), but you
still need to bear in mind that this kind of holiday is first
of all recommended to those who will enjoy this kind of life,
and will not miss comforts of modern technology and city life.
To all of those who decide to rent a fishermen's house on
the Kornati islands, we strongly recommend a rental of a small
boat, which will enable you to get around and explore islets
and bays nearby.
If you have made a reservation for some of the small houses
on the Kornati islands from our programme, here is some information
- Arrival to the agency in the morning (between 8:00 a.m.
and 10:00 p.m.) where you will check in (a passport or a personal
ID required), agree on the payment method etc.
- Before leaving for the island, you need to do shopping and
buy supplies for the whole week. Most of all, you need to
buy enough food (non-perishable), drinks (although you can
drink rain-water, most people prefer to take bottled water
with them), essential medicine, petrol for the boat... If
you are staying there longer than one week, you can order
some supplies for the second week from Murter.
- After shopping for supplies, you will be transferred by
car to the boat which will take you to the Kornati islands.
After you put your luggage and supplies on board, you can
park your car in the town of Murter, in the back yard of the
owner of the house on Kornati.
- The trip to the Kornati is 2-3 hours long, depending on
where the house you booked is located. The transfer is usually
done by the owner of the house, who will also show you around
and show you how to use certain appliances in the house (the
fridge, the stove, the lights etc.).
- Each house on the Kornati islands is unique. There is a
detailed description of each house on our web-site.
- The agency will provide you with their phone number, as
well as the phone number of emergency services, so you could
contact us in case of emergency. You need to give us your
phone number as well, so we can stay in touch and arrange
a further shipment of necessary supplies as well as details
of your return.
- In houses with solar energy you can charge your mobile phones
using a 12 V-charger, the same kind used in cars.
Accommodation can be found on websites:
Murter-Kornati - website specalized in island Murter and Kornati
Arta-Adriatic - a website with a good offer of accommodation
in Šibenik-Knin county riviera.