In 1980. Kornati were declared as a National Park, because of its exceptional landscape beauty, interesting geomorphology, rugged coastline and biodiversity of the marine ecosystem. The Kornati archipelago is a separate group of islands situated between Šibenik and Zadar islands. They have an area of about 320 km² and include approximately 150 of land, permanently or occasionally above sea, units. This most developed island ecosystem in the Adriatic Sea, which includes 12% of all Croatian islands (1264 islands, of which 67 are populated), has been attracting attention of many boaters, divers, hikers and other nature lovers.