Murter town Travel Guide

The town of Murter, which occupies a fertile valley between Slanica and Hramina bay, is the oldest and largest settlement on the Murter Island, Croatia. It is even called the "capital" of Kornati, because its inhabitants are the owners of nearly all of the Kornati and the nearby islands.

Murter travel is relatively easy and stress-free. The town can be reached by car or bike from any part of Europe: by plane to the airports in Zadar or Split, by boat form Zadar or Split, by train from Sibenik, by bus from Zagreb, Sibenik or Zadar.

The first mention of Murter dates back to the 15th century. Its present name Murter the town got in 1715. The best Murter attractions for any history buff are the remains of Roman settlement called Colentum and a cemetery on the cape of Gradina with early Croatian graves.

Tourist attractions. Art and architecture lovers will be happy to visit the church of Our Lady in Gradina, the church of St. Rocco on the Vrsina hill and the parish church of St. Michael with a Baroque and a Gothic-Renaissance crucifix used in religious processions and some great paintings. If it's not enough, you are free to expand your Murter travel and visit such historical towns of Croatia as Split, Sibenik, Trogir and Zadar which are a short-drive from Murter town.

Festivals and cultural events. A lot of classic music concerts and other cultural events will make your Murter travel even more enjoyable. The feast day of St. Michael, the town of Murter's patron saint is celebrated in September and accompanied by traditional regatta.

Restaurants. If you are on a gastronomic oriented trip you will be happy to discover a fine choice of restaurants in Murter. If you prefer Italian cuisine, make sure to visit Barbara, Morski Pas, and Tic-Tac. Those who like Mediterranean specialties should go to Boskin Skver and Bubizzeria Zameo ih vjetar. Traditional Dalmatian dishes are served in Jadran and Bison. During your holidays in Murter you can also eat out in traditional Croatian taverns, pizzerias, saloons, and omnipresent fast food restaurants.

Beaches. Although there are many reasons for the popularity of Murter travel, the sunny sky and heavenly beaches are enough to make Murter town a perfect seaside resort. Slanica, one of the best sandy beaches in Croatia, is ideal for sand volleyball players, children, and young people. However, if you prefer solitude and clothing optional policy, follow the road along the camping Slanica to discover wonderful nudist area with great pebble coves. One more Murter beach which is worth mentioning is Luke. Pebble and sandy, it has everything needed for making your Murter holidays unforgettable.

Active vacations. For those who are looking for sport thrills, there are several scuba diving centers, yacht club Kornati, jogging tracks, football field, basketball court, tennis court, waterslides, surfing. Those who would like to practice fitness during their Murter holidays can do it in Mehanic Nautic. In addition, there are charter agencies in the town which not only give sailing boats for rent, but also arrange sailing courses, fleet-sailing and even regattas. To make your holidays in Murter more dynamic, sail on the famous Murter "gajeta" (fishing boat) or participate in numerous sport competitions and fishing contests.