TRIPS

NATIONAL PARK KORNATI

Every day Torcida leaves Murter harbour for the trip around the Kornati islands, one of the most fascinating archipelagos of the Adriatic sea. In the 1980 it gained the status of national park due to its extraordinary beauty, interesting geomorphology and rich marine life.

Te area of about 200km2 contains 89 islands, islets and reefs whose  unusual formations  regenerate constantly in the eyes of beholder the respect for  beauty and the power of nature.

The wilderness of this archipelago is improved only by the rare human interventions that witness the efforts of the people of Murter, mostly land owners on Kornati islands, to create living conditions for themselves far from the mainland. Honouring the past there still stand on the islands numerous rows of dry walls, stone borderlines between the neighbouring estates, lots of little churches, olive groves, piers and strongholds.

The best way to experience such an unusual fusion of natural and human activities is to take a cruise on the boat that in her life has sailed through bora and scirocco across the Adriatic for more than half a century. Cruising through the national park under Torcida’s wooden mast gets a totally different dimension and brings the contemporary man directly to the past that is so close to him yet so distant.

The crew  of thee is at your service while sailing through Kornati archipelago and the two stops give you plenty of time for a walk, swim and dive into the magical submarine world (where it is allowed).

Wishing to offer the real Mediterranean atmosphere to our guests the lunch consisting of grilled fish or meat, salad and fruit, is served on board while sailing. The price includes lunch and the entrance fee to the national park as well as the drinks (fruit juices, vine, aperitif, water) throughout the day.

For more information on Kornati go to www.kornati.hr

M/B Torcida offers the possibility of charter for group visits to the Park of Nature Telašćica (www.telascica.hr) and NP Krka (www.npkrka.hr).