Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

Heritage by Type / Cultural Landscape

National Park Kornati

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National Park Kornati

About the site

Corridor: Via Adriatica
Country: Croatia, Kornati
Type: Ancient Site, Christian religious centre, Fortress, Cultural Landscape
Epoch: Prehistory, Middle Ages
Theme: Fortresses
World Heritage:
PrehistoryMiddle AgesFortressesAncient SiteChristian religious centreFortressCultural Landscape

The Kornati National Park is symbolized by “crowns”, namely, impressive vertical cliffs on the open seaside of the island string and the biologically and geo-morphologically exceptionally rich submarine world in sharp contrast with the seemingly frugal and inhospitable island. The Parks consists of 89 islands, islets and cliffs with a coastal line approximately 238 km long. In addition to Kornati’s natural heritage there are also built structures on island, such as dry stone walls, small churches, stone dwellings, salt works, a fort, an early Christian basilica, etc., which testify to man’s presence on these island from the Neolithic period.

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