7 days in the Kornati National Park and Telascica Nature Park

This 7 day adventure combines kayaking, relaxing and hiking. The campsite on the Island of Levrnaka, just over the unique egg shape pebble beach in sandy bottom Bay of Lojena, paddling under 180m high and 90m deep rugged cliffs, hiking throughout the islands, admiring miles of dry walls, the salt lake Mir (Peace in Croatian) with its 200m high cliffs, the view to the whole archipelago from the top of the island of Kornat, and Magazinova Skrila - a  130m x 70m large, even, barren surface of limestone, and a subject of many legends.

Join us and find out from our guides some more stories about the historical, cultural and nature heritage of these islands scattered over a vast surface of the sea, which earned the status of a national park due to their exceptional scenic beauty, fascinating geomorphology, indented coastline and outstandingly abundant sea life.

The best place to fly in is Zadar but Split is fairly close as well: 

  • Zadar Airport - ZAD - 30 km
  • Split Airport -SPU - 110 km

On request, we would be glad to organize your airport transfer.

ITINERARY

The following itinerary should be seen as an approximate guide only, as the program may change depending on the weather conditions and the preferences of the group.

Day 1 Zadar - Levrnaka

Dugi otokAt 08:30 or as by agreement, departure is from Sv.Filip Jakov, a village on about 3km distance from Biograd. It is recommended to bring along some provisions as the cruise to the Island of Levrnaka where the base camp is located will take some 4 hours. Upon arrival, the group will unload the gear and the kayaks. After setting up the camp and free time to explore the surroundings, the campsite dinner with a brief presentation of the program will follow.

Day 2 Levrnaka – Kornat

Kornati 002After light breakfast at the camp, the group will head off to the Island Kornat to visit the fort Tureta from the 6th century and the little church of Holy Mother of Tarac, Queen of the Sea, from the Byzantine age, followed by paddling to the arresting Kravljacica cove where the group will lift out the kayaks and start hiking to the top of Metlina (237 m), the highest peak of Kornati. From there spreads a view to the whole Kornati archipelago. Upon the return to Kravljacica there will be some free time to swim and rest and then return to Levrnaka for a dinner.

Day 3 Levrnaka – Telascica Nature Park

KornatiTelascica001After the breakfast and freshing up in the sea, the group will be heading to the heavenly nature park Telascica, passing by the lighthouse on the island of Vela Sestrica from the year 1871. The landing point will be the Lojisce cove on Dugi Otok island, where the group will lift their kayaks and go to the lake Mir and its steep cliffs, 186 m high. After a picnic lunch in the forest shade, if the weather and time provides, kayaking beneath the just visited high cliffs will be on schedule, perchance followed by dolphins that inhabit this area. Upon return to the camp for dinner, the group will pass by the Island Garmenjak and the fascinating rounded stone plate Taljuric. 

Day 4 Levrnaka – Mana – Lavsa

fortImmediately after the breakfast the group will paddle to the stunning island of Mana, to visit the remains of a fort. Mana is also the island with the longest cliff crown among the islands of this archipelago, 1350 m long. After swimming and exploring this enchanting island, the group will head towards the island of Piskera for a rest and lunch. The guide will treat the group with the story about this historical island where there was a fishing village in the 16th century with as many as 40 houses. The remains of this village and Roman foundations located in the sea are still there today. After the afternoon rest, the group will continue to the island of Lavsa for the night. Camp dinner.

Day 5 Lavsa – Levrnaka

pic2After the breakfast, the group will paddle back towards Levrnaka, admiring cliffs from another perspective. On the way back to the camp on this island, and the sandy cove of Lojena, unique in the whole archipelago, the group will have lunch, while the dinner will be in the camp. 

Day 6 Paddling around

KornatiotocicThis is the last day of paddling, so after the breakfast, the group will head to the Vrulje - the "capital" of Kornati, and the Trtusa educational trail, which offers visitors an opportunity to discover the geological story of Kornati. At the end, the group will return to Levrnaka to load kayaks and pack the gear for the following morning.

Day 7 Levrnaka – Zadar

Zadar 000832After having breakfast and finishing the packing, the group will depart by boat to Zadar for the last sight-seeing of the Kornat Archipelago. Arrival in Zadar by 1:00 pm or as by agreement.