Mljet, Sv. Marija | Photo by: Ivo Biočina – HTZ
National parks on the Adriatic Sea
Croatia is proud to have exactly eight national parks, four in the coastal area and four in the mountain area. They include Brijuni, Kornati, Mljet, Krka, Plitvička jezera, Risnjak, Paklenica and Sjeverni Velebit. All four sea parks are near or on the sea route of ACI marinas, so it is possible to sail around them with maximum security and availibility of all services which are necessary for boaters and their vessels.
The Brijuni Islands, made up of Veli and Mali Brijun with twelve islets, are a rural oasis from old times; aside from its natural beauty, they also keep interesting historical findings. The islands are located along the southwest coast of the Istria Peninsula, divided by the three-kilometer wide Fažanski canal. Brijuni are a rich source of content and activities, therefore, an ideal choice for a picnic with the starting point in ACI marinas Pula or Pomer.
Kornati is the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It is made up of 152 islands, islets and rocks between Dugi Island and Žirje Island. The national park encompasses 89 islands. Out of the entire surface of the park, only about a quarter is consisted of land, while the remaining part is comprised of the sea ecosystem. It is rich in natural and cultural uniqueness. Steep cliffs, the “crowns” of the Kornati Islands that face the open sea, are the most popular phenomenon of the park, while at the same time being the habitat of rare species. The sea life surrounding the Kornati can reveal new, impressing stories. ACI marina Piškera is located at the very heart of the national park, while the other, ACI marina Žut, is located on a nearby island. The park, in impeccable harmony with the marinas, represents a true heaven for boaters and all those who are eager to witness untouched natural beauty…