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Island Kaprije

General information

KAPRIJE, an island in the central part of the Sibenik archipelago, between the islands of Zmajan and Kakan, separated from them by the Zmajan and Kakan channels; area 6.97 sq km; population 130. The highest peak of the island is Vela Glavica (132 m). Larger coves are Jelinjaca, Gacice and Vanjska. There are no surface water streams on the island, which is generally covered with grasses and low underbrush. Smaller plots of arable land may be found in valleys, which also comprise olive-groves and vineyards. Chief occupations are farming, viticulture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. The only settlement, Kaprije, lies on the south-western coast of the island. The hamlet of Medos on the north-eastern coast is occasionally populated by the inhabitants of Murter who have their lands there. In the 19th century the island was owned by the aristocratic family Ljubic from Sibenik and from 1500 by the aristocratic family Divnic (Difinico). The first settlers on the island were mentioned in the 15th century. From 1510 Kaprije was the shelter of the refugees from the mainland, who fled from the Turks. The church in Kaprije dates back to the 16th-17th century (extended in 1801).

Most important for costumers who come to visit this Island at summer time is that you have two market,seven restaurants and of course emergency hospital.

As you can see,this is the east coast of Kaprije valley

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East side of Island Kaprije

Nozdra bay

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North side of Island Kaprije (view to Vodice)........

Kaprije from air

Island Zirije



National Park Kornati Archipelago

Which includes a bigger part of Kornati archipelago,
covers an area of 218 km sq. and consists of 89
islands, islets and reefs. An impressive contrast
between bare, almost desertlike land and a rich and herogeneous underwater world is the best feature of the area. The fascinating crowns (cliffs) on the islands facing the open sea, remarkable geomorphology of the land,
but also the magnificent scenery, the mystical submarine world and amazing harmony of nature and man thet inhabits the area are only a few of the numerous priceless properties adorning this region. Kornati NP,
as a part of nature of special interest to the Republic of Croatia, has the specific rules and regulations thet must be respected by all visitors.
In the central part of croatian Adriatic Sea, about 15 Nm to the west from Sibenik town, 7 Nm to the southwest from Murter, or 15 Nm to the south from Zadar town, there is amazing group of islands named Kornati archipelago.

Beauty and singularity of the archipelago moved authorities in 1980 to proclaim a bigger part of that area national park. Since then certain modifications of its borders were made, so that nowadays Kornati National Park occupies the area of about 220 km2 (54.000 acres). There are 89 islands, islets and reefs within the area of Kornati National Park (185 km of the coastline), what makes it the most indented group of islands in the Mediterranean.

The land part of Kornati National Park covers less than 1/4 of its total area, but the values of its landscapes, the "crowns" (cliffs) on the islands facing the open sea, and interesting relief structures, make this part of Kornati National Park unique. Besides, the Kornati submarine area, whose biocenosis are considered to be the richest in the Adriatic Sea, and also the magnificent geomorphology of the sea bed attracts divers from all over Europe to come and enjoy in unforgettable submarine adventures.