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
This is House Tony2
East side of Island Kaprije
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North side of Island Kaprije (view to Vodice)........
Kaprije from air
Park Kornati Archipelago
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.