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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaMurter
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Murter island lies off the mainland coast of Croatia 11 miles NW of the port of Šibenik and 10 miles E of the Kornati archipelago. The island is separated from the mainland on its E side by a narrow channel at the town of Tisno, which is spanned by a lifting road bridge and is navigable by shallow to moderate draft yachts. In spite of being one of the smaller islands, Murter caters exceptionally well for the cruising community, with no less than three marinas, a well-equipped boatyard and several anchorages around its shores. However, the approach to the island from the N or the W is tricky and can be challenging in poor weather. The island is popular during the summer as a holiday base for visiting the Kornati Islands and many Murter residents own plots on the islands. The island’s main town of Murter Town is located in a wide bay on the N side of the island, sheltered from N by a chain of small islands.

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N part of the island seen from E
The narrow strait at Tisno


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Šibenik is the nearest all-year port of entry. During the summer, Primošten is also a port of entry.


There are a total of six principal berthing options on Murter Island, the harbours of Murter Town, Jezera, Betina and Tisno, the first three of which have marinas, two anchorages on the W side of the island, U. Kosirina and U Sv. Nikola, and U. Hrbosnjak on the SE side.


Ports are listed anti-clockwise from Murter.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Note: U. (short for Uvala) = cove. Anchorages are listed from N to S.

U. Kosirina

U. Kosirina/wiki/Murter#U._Kosirina
Anchorage icon U. Kosirina [[Murter#U. Kosirina|U. Kosirina]] 43°47.666'N, 015°36.553'E
U. Kosirina is a U-shaped inlet on the W coast of Murter, three miles SE of the NW tip of the island. The small islet of Tuzbina lies immediately S of the entrance to the bay. The bay is well protected from all directions except the S and it is a popular anchorage during the season. Anchor in 4.0 - 5.0 metres at the head of the bay. Holding is good in sand and weed. There is a restaurant and campsite with a small minimarket open here during the season.

U. Sv. Nikola

U. Sv. Nikola/wiki/Murter#U._Sv._Nikola
Anchorage icon U. Sv. Nikola [[Murter#U. Sv. Nikola|U. Sv. Nikola]] 43°46.480'N, 015°37.886'E
The anchorage of U. Sv. Nikola is situated on the SW coast of the island, just over a mile NW of its southernmost tip. It offers good shelter in all but the S winds. There are two piers at the head of the inlet, which are usually full of local boats and are in any case in shallow water. There are depths of around 2.0 metres on the S side of the outer pier and it is possible to moor bows or stern-to here using our anchor. The holding is good in sand and weed. Alternatively, anchor off in the bay in 5.0 - 6.0 metres.

U. Hrbosnjak

U. Hrbosnjak/wiki/Murter#U._Hrbosnjak
Anchorage icon U. Hrbosnjak [[Murter#U. Hrbosnjak|U. Hrbosnjak]] 43°46.512'N, 015°39.619'E
The anchorage of O. Hrbosnjak lies on the SE coast of Murter, just W of the island of the same name, and around a mile SE of Jezera. The anchorage consists of a W-shaped bay open to the NE and to the SE (with a fetch of only a mile) but protected from all other directions. Anchor in 5.0 - 6.0 metres. The holding is good in sand and weed.


Water In the marinas:/wiki/Murter#In_the_marinas:Water icon In the marinas: [[Murter#In the marinas:|In the marinas:]] Marina Hramina, Marina Jezera, and Marina Betina
Electricity In the marinas:/wiki/Murter#In_the_marinas:Electricity icon In the marinas: [[Murter#In the marinas:|In the marinas:]] Marina Hramina, Marina Jezera, and Marina Betina
Toilets In all three marinas
Showers In all three marinas
Laundry In all three marinas
Garbage Bins in the marinas and the ports
Fuel Marina Hramina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5DFuel icon Marina Hramina [[Murter#Marina Hramina|Marina Hramina]] fuel berth SE of marina (0600 - 2200), 2.5m water depth

Marina Jezera/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Jezera.5D.5DFuel icon Marina Jezera [[Murter#Marina Jezera|Marina Jezera]] from fuel berth 2.0 m depths

Bottled gas Give details on cooking gas (Camping Gaz, butane, propane, etc) suppliers. If there are no suppliers in the island just enter "None"
Chandlers Marina Betina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Betina.5D.5DChandler icon Marina Betina [[Murter#Marina Betina|Marina Betina]] chandlery
Repairs Marina Hramina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5DService icon Marina Hramina [[Murter#Marina Hramina|Marina Hramina]] most engine, electronic and hull repairs

Marina Jezera/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Jezera.5D.5DService icon Marina Jezera [[Murter#Marina Jezera|Marina Jezera]] only basic engine and electrical repairs Marina Betina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Betina.5D.5DService icon Marina Betina [[Murter#Marina Betina|Marina Betina]] most engine, electronic and hull repairs

Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals Murter (village) and Betina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMurter_.28village.29.5D.5D_and_.5B.5BBetina.5D.5DCar icon Murter (village) and Betina [[Murter#Murter (village) and Betina|Murter (village) and Betina]] outlets in the village

Marina Hramina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5DCar icon Marina Hramina [[Murter#Marina Hramina|Marina Hramina]] scooters only


Popis trgovina/wiki/Murter#Popis_trgovinaProvisions icon Popis trgovina [[Murter#Popis trgovina|Popis trgovina]] DD.dddDD.ddd Good provision supply on the island.

Murter (village)/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMurter_.28village.29.5D.5DProvisions icon Murter (village) [[Murter#Murter (village)|Murter (village)]] Supermarkets and several provisions shops in the town.

Betina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BBetina.5D.5DProvisions icon Betina [[Murter#Betina|Betina]] Several provisions shops in the town.

Tisno/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BTisno.5D.5DProvisions icon Tisno [[Murter#Tisno|Tisno]] Supermarket on S side of bridge. Several provisions shops in the town.

Jezera/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BJezera.5D.5DProvisions icon Jezera [[Murter#Jezera|Jezera]] Several provisions shops in the town.

Marina Hramina and Marina Betina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5D_and_.5B.5BMarina_Betina.5D.5DProvisions icon Marina Hramina and Marina Betina [[Murter#Marina Hramina and Marina Betina|Marina Hramina and Marina Betina]] Minimarket.

U. Kosirina/wiki/Murter#.5B.5B.23U._Kosirina.7CU._Kosirina.5D.5DProvisions icon U. Kosirina [[Murter#U. Kosirina|U. Kosirina]] Small minimarket open here during the season.

Eating out

 /wiki/Murter#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Murter# | ]] Numerous restaurants.
 /wiki/Murter#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Murter# | ]] Restaurant.
 /wiki/Murter#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Murter# | ]] Restaurant.



The hilltop town of Betina
Roman remains at Colentum

The easy access to Murter Island across the road bridge at Tisno make it a popular holiday destination from local Croats from the mainland and the island has boasted a growing tourism industry since the 1930s, boosted by its proximity to the Kornati Islands ten miles to the W. Visible traces of Roman occupation can be seen in the ruins of the town of Colentum at the NE end of Murter bay, which flourished during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The town of Betina, built on a hill overlooking the Pirovacki Zaljev, the channel between Murter Island and the mainland, is a late mediaeval architectural gem and the towns of Jezera and Tisno, though not of such antiquity, are also full of character.

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