Žut is one of the islands of the Kornati Archipelago. It is situated between the island of Pašman, which is connected to the mainland by a ferry service via Ugljan, and the Kornati Islands. Its surface covers only fifteen square kilometres and it is only two kilometres wide. The island’s highest point is 172 metres above sea level, and its coast is steep and very indented, the most important coves including Hiljača, Sarušćica, Bizikovica, Golubovac, Žešnja, Podražanj and Strunac. Žut has a Robinson Crusoe feel to it.
On this island covered in olive and fig trees and vineyards there are no permanent habitations – only the odd fisherman, shepherd or farmer occasionally comes from the island of Murter.
Amidst pristine natural beauty, accessible only to those who come by boat, lies a sailor’s paradise – the 120-berth ACI Marina Žut. The sea around Žut, as well as the whole of the beautiful Kornati Archipelago, is ideal for water sports. ACI Marina Žut is situated in the westernmost part of the harbour of Žut, in the northwest of the Kornati Archipelago. The ACI flag flies at Cape Ražanj. The marina is open from April 1 through October 31.
Did you know…?
…that the most imposing structure in the archipelago was erected by the Byzantines: the architecture of the Tureta Fort on the island of Kornat belongs to late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and it was most probably built in the 6th century. The fort was presumably used for military purposes, safeguarding and controlling navigation in the, at that time, very unsafe Adriatic, under constant threat from pirates.
…that there is another interesting Byzantine building on Kornat: the Early Christian triple-nave basilica located under the Tureta Fort, with most of the apse and foundations still standing. It seems that in those days the Kornati had many inhabitants, probably refugees from Dalmatia, which had been strongly affected by the invasions of the Migration Period. This can be inferred to from the size of this church (30 by 13 m) dedicated to St. Mary, bestowing on Kornat its alternative names of Insula Sanctae Mariae and Stomora Island.
- 120 berths (water is supplied 8-10 a.m., and electricity 8-12 a.m. and 6-12 p.m.)
- 15 anchoring buoys
- mega yachts up to 40m in length can be accommodated
Seasonal marina is open from 01.04. to 31.10.