Thursday, August 19, 2010

Croatia - Kornati


Sent by Zeljko from Topolovac in Croatia.

This is from Wikipedia : The Kornati archipelago in Croatia is located in the northern part of Dalmatia, west from Šibenik, in the Šibenik-Knin county. With 35 km in length and 140 islands, some large, some small, in a sea area of about 320 km², Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. From northwest to southeast (from the island of Balabra to Samograd), and from northeast to southwest (from Gangarol to Mana) they strech for 13 km. The name of the archipelago is the plural form of the name of the largest island, Kornat.

There are no permanent settlements in Kornati. Simple houses in well-protected coves such as Vruje, Kravjačica, Lavsa and others are used by land owners as temporary shelters. Most of the land owners are from the island of Murter and Dugi Otok. The average monthly temperature for January is 7.3°C, in July it is 23.9°C, and the average sea temperature in winter is 14-15°C and in summer 22.8°C.

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