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Murter - 'An island above all islands' as it is sometimes called. Surely, not without reason as Murter can certainly be considered unique tourist destination on Adriatic - in its history, beauty and, last but not least, its form (a narrow stretch connects it to the neighbouring islands).

It is believed that its name is derived from the word 'mortar', where grains used to be ground manually. Murter is the largest inhabited island in the Šibenik-Knin County, and it consists of two municipalities - Murter (the oldest and biggest town on island with about 2000 inhabitants) and slightly smaller town Tisno. The locals have traditionally been engaged in fishing and olive growing, but lately they are turning towards tourism. Visitors often describe it as a true Adriatic gem.

Accommodation: Hotel, apartments, private rooms, fishing huts and a few marinas.

Natural sights

The Murter Channel, Peninsula and Gradina Hill, Hramina bay, a naturally protected port, popular with many boat owners, Slanica bay with a long sandy beach, Raduč Hill.

Heritage, Wine, Food

Remains of the ancient town of Collentum (Murter's old name), a significant architectural heritage from ancient times.

The pubs and restaurants of Murter are known for its authentic fish and meat specialties, and all dishes are prepared using mediterranean herbs and olive oil.

Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions

Murter Summer Festival, Murter Open Air Festival. There is a choice of sailing, scuba diving, cycling, running and tennis activities.

Excursions to the National Park Kornati, islands Dugi Otok, Pašman, Ugljan, and the coastal towns of Zadar and Šibenik.

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