The Kornati Islands are designated as a national park, known as Kornati National Park (Nacionalni park Kornati). The park was established in 1980 and covers an area of about 220 square kilometers, making it one of Croatia’s most unique and protected natural areas. The islands are mostly barren and rocky, with very little vegetation. The unique karst landscape is characterized by limestone formations, cliffs, and numerous bays and coves. Despite their arid appearance, the Kornati Islands are home to a variety of plant and animal species. The marine environment surrounding the islands is rich in marine life and offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving.