Significant Landscape Žut-Sit Archipelago

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The Kornati Archipelago consists of four groups of islands, which were named after the main island within each group: Piškera, Kornat, Žut and Sit. The Žut-Sit group of islands comprises 35 islands and islets, 8 rocks and one reef. The largest island is Žut (14.81 km2) with the highest peak on Gubavac Hill (176 metres).

The second largest island is Sit (1.63 km2) with the highest peak Veli vrh (84 metres). Karst terrain dominates the area, so on the islands we can see a large number of karst relief forms created by corrosion and erosion processes (solution pans, grikes, furrows, etc.). The islands lack spring water. The shores are indented with numerous bays, coves and promontories. The beauty of the landscape is accentuated by the contrast of the blue sea and white carbonate rocks scantily covered with Eu-Mediterranean vegetation. The underwater world is a habitat for about a hundred fish species and you can often encounter meadows of Neptune grass.

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This area took on its present shape in the relatively recent geological history; actually, only 10.000 years ago these islands were part of the mainland. Nowadays, you need a boat to reach the zones that once could be reached by land.