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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 holiday: • 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?
By plane

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) from Murter.

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 Sibenik. 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.

By ship

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.

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