Jezera is a small village on the NE coast of the island of Murter. It is located in the eponymous cove protected from the winds and waves thus providing a safe port.
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Location and climate
The island Murter belongs to the north Dalmatian island group, the
biggest and the densest island group in the Adriatic. It is located between
the towns Sibenik and Zadar and is connected with the mainland by a
37 m long bridge. The island is situated close to three national parks. The
nearest one is Kornati, only 15 km far away from Murter, then Krka (50
km) and Paklenica (100 km). Mostly steep south-western part of the
coast is indented with many pebble bays. Towns Jezera and Tisno have
developed on the north-eastern part of the coast, whereas towns Betina
and Murter on the north-western part of the island.
The warmest months are July and August, when the temperature reaches 30 °C, whereas the coldest months are January and February,
when the temperature ranges between 5 and 10 °C.
In the summer time the sea temperature amounts to 24 °C, with 2.699
sunshine hours per year.
History and sights
The towns on the island developed in the ancient times and numerous
archeological findings from the Illyrian times as well as the remains of
the Roman town Colentrum prove the claim. Numerous ruins of the
Roman summer residences, frescoes and mosaics are scattered on the
mainland and sea. It is assumed that the Slavic newcomers found the
abandoned ancient town and settled there. The island Murter was first
mentioned in 1318.
Today, the economy of the island Murter is based on growing olives and
manufacturing olive oil, fishing, farming, but more and more on tourism.
Numerous apartments and rooms in private houses, boarding houses
and camps are situated near the sea. Restaurants offer home-made
specialties, mostly fish.
The majority of the island is covered in hundred years old olive and fig
trees, which are the traditional cultures grown
by the islanders. Murter also offers many possibilities for an active
• Sailing (3 marinas, charter)
• Diving (courses, equipment rent, trips)
• Tennis (tennis courts in Murter and Jezera)
• Running and cycling (beautiful paths, bicycle rent)
• Playing bowls
• Wind surfing
How to arrive?
You can reach Murter in two ways: either travel to the airport in Zadar
that is one hour drive by car or bus from the island (60 km) or travel
to the airport in Split that is about one and a half hours (around 90 km)
By car or bus
You can reach Murter by driving through Trieste, Rijeka and along the
Adriatic Highway toward Sibenik, if you desire to travel along the coast.
Or you can reach the highway at Rijeka or at the junction Zuta Lokva
near Senj, around 60 km south of Rijeka, and continue driving toward
The highway Zagreb - Sibenik is the fastest way if you’re coming from
the direction north. Or you can use the alternative direction Zagreb -
Karlovac - Plitvice - Gracac - Knin - Sibenik.
There are several daily bus lines from Sibenik to the island Murter.
If you are traveling by ship, you can use one of the regular ferry lines
from Rijeka or Dubrovnik toward Zadar or Split or international ferry
lines from Italy (Ancona, Civitanova, Giulianova and Pescara) toward
Zadar and Split.