MURTER, MURTER ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Island Murter is situated to the north-west of the mainland town of Šibenik and it is connected with the mainland with a very short bridge.
Turqouise lagoon of Murter
Turqouise lagoon of Murter
The island is full of natural harbours and inlets along the coast and has numerous sandy and pebbly beaches. It has warm Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. Four charming small fishing towns on Murter island are Tisno, Murter, Betina and Jezero. Here you can find cafes, restaurants, shops, and enjoy all kinds of sea sports, including scuba diving. You can easily visit mainland towns of Sibenik and Zadar with their wonderful architecture and food. For cultural experience, visit the Romanesque church of St. Martin, which dates back to the end of the 11th century. In the same locality are remains of Roman villas, medieval tombs and a basilica, as this island was inhabited by ancient Romans, and was settled even before them. The most important architectural feature is the bell tower of the Baroque church of St. Francis of Assisi which dates back to 1602 and is built on a hill above the town of Betina.
Betina on the hill
Swimming on Murter
The island is very famous for fishing and boat making. It is also famous for sandy and pebbly beaches, of which the main beach is the sandy beach Slanica on the south of the island but the island abounds with many beaches and pine woods coming right down to the sea.
The principal city in the region is Zadar, a busy and lively Mediterranean coastal town with charming narrow streets and alleyways bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants. Historic sites include the city gates and fortress and in particular, the Byzanthium-influenced Cathedral of St Donat originating from the 9th Century is the finest example of Croatian architecture of the old Croatian period. The city has 30 churches all rich in architecture and art and worth visiting.
Church of St Donat
Zadar has a very lively night life with many restaurants, clubs and bars. It is the centre for music parties, and world famous DJs are frequent guests throughout the year. For lovers of classical music there are many concerts too. Famous music festivals take place in Petrcane Village just outside Zadar, ("the New Ibiza", epicentre of the cutting edge music. For those who enjoy classical music, Musical Evenings at St Donat Cathedral provide classical concerts in magical surroundings (Ticket office, telephone 023-314 552 or 00385 23 314 552, 11am-1pm and 7pm-9pm).
Primosten is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Dalmatia and ranks among the most picturesque small towns on the Adriatic. The town is set on a small conical peninsula, and the old stone houses are packed tightly along the narrow streets that wind their way to the very heart of the town. After dark the town is buzzing with activity as tourist throng to the many restaurants and the Aurora discotheque, considered to be the largest in Dalmatia.
The off-lying islands are most interesting. Excursions are regularly organized to Krapanj, where traditionally the inhabitants have sponge divers. Today you can visit The Museum of Sponge Collecting. Zlarin is a small and delightful island with a population of 300 and a history extending back to the pre Roman era. Traditionally inhabitants of Zlarin were coral divers.
The famous local red wine, Babic, is first class and should definitely be sampled.
Our Villas in Murter
|A newly renovated luxury air-conditioned villa with a heated pool, arranged as two apartments, but rented as one villa. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens and two sitting rooms, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room and barbecue. Wireless internet. Beach 300 metres.|
|A three bedroom, two bathroom air-conditioned villa with a charming garden, pool with Jacuzzi, only 50 metres away from the sea. Private parking. Pet friendly. WiFi. Fantastic sea views. Mooring for a 6.5 metre boat.|