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Murter (village)
43°49.560'N, 015°35.220'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.826 | lon=15.587 | zoom=14 | y
U. Hramina (bay of Murter) from S (Marina Hramina on the right)

The port of Murter lies at the head of a wide bay on the N coast of the island of Murter in Croatia, separated from the mainland by the mile wide channel of Pirovacki Zaljev.

Sheltered from N by a chain of small islets, Murter is the largest settlement on the island and has a history dating back before the Roman era. The ruins of the Roman village of Colentum, dating back to the 1st century AD, can still be seen NE of the village.

The village offers good facilities for visiting yachts in the shape of the 370-berth Marina Hramina on the NE side of the bay, a series of jetties on the S side where a yacht may find space alongside and a good anchorage off the village in the bay itself. Shelter in the bay is good except in very strong N/NE winds and in the marina excellent.

In the village is an office of the Kornati National Park Authority, where permits to visit the park can be purchased at a discount to the price charged on arrival.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


Approach from N

The approach to Murter from the N, which is the direction from which most cruising yachts arrive, is difficult and should not be attempted without an up to date chart nor in extreme weather conditions.

Approach from W

There are a few shallow passages between a chain of islets located between Vrgadski Kanal and Pirovački Zaljev.

Radelj and Pršnjak Mali/wiki/Murter_(village)#Radelj_and_Pr.C5.A1njak_MaliWorld icon.png Radelj and Pršnjak Mali [[Murter (village)#Radelj and Pršnjak Mali|Radelj and Pršnjak Mali]] 43°50.825'N, 015°33.733'E Min. depth 3m.
Radelj and Zimnjak/wiki/Murter_(village)#Radelj_and_ZimnjakWorld icon.png Radelj and Zimnjak [[Murter (village)#Radelj and Zimnjak|Radelj and Zimnjak]] 43°50.573'N, 015°34.572'E Min. depth 2m.
Zimnjak and Vinik Veli/wiki/Murter_(village)#Zimnjak_and_Vinik_VeliWorld icon.png Zimnjak and Vinik Veli [[Murter (village)#Zimnjak and Vinik Veli|Zimnjak and Vinik Veli]] 43°50.235'N, 015°34.969'E Min. depth 2m.

Danger: None of the passages between the islands in the approaches can be described as safe in heavy weather.

Approach from S

The approach from the S, between Murter Island and the mainland, presents no special difficulties other than the numerous islets to be avoided. Note, however, that the channel in the approach to Tisno shoals from over 12 metres to barely two metres once past the pier to port at the S end of the town.

Movable bridge in Tisno/wiki/Murter_(village)#Movable_bridge_in_TisnoWorld icon.png Movable bridge in Tisno [[Murter (village)#Movable bridge in Tisno|Movable bridge in Tisno]] 43°47.951'N, 015°38.496'E The depth under the bridge is about 2.4 m. The height if the closed bridge is 2 m. Strong SE of NW winds and tide could cause a current up to 4 knots. The bridge opens daily from May 15th to September 15th at 0900 and 1700 and at other times on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only at 0900.


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


Yachts on the Fabro Restaurant pontoon

Restaurant jetties

Restaurant jetties/wiki/Murter_(village)#Restaurant_jetties
Harbour icon Restaurant jetties [[Murter (village)#Restaurant jetties|Restaurant jetties]] 43°49.345'N, 015°35.277'E
The S end of the U. Hramina (bay of Murter) is lined with a number of jetties adjacent to restaurants. They have laid moorings you can use to go stern-to. Reportedly the depths are as 3.0 metres. Shelter here is good in all but strong N/NE winds, which create a chop in the bay.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Hramina – on the NE side of the bay is a safer alternative, especially in unsettled weather, which offers 370 berths in depths of up to 3.0 metres.


Yachts anchored in Murter bay

U. Hramina

U. Hramina/wiki/Murter_(village)#U._Hramina
Anchorage icon U. Hramina [[Murter (village)#U. Hramina|U. Hramina]] (Bay of Murter) 43°49.488'N, 015°35.222'E
In settled weather the bay of Murter is an excellent anchorage, giving easy access by tender to all the facilities of the village. Anchor in 4.0 - 5.0 metres wherever there is space. The holding is good in sand and mud. The anchorage becomes uncomfortable in strong winds with anything N in them and it is best to head for the marinas of Marina Hramina or Marina Betina or the anchorages on the SW side of the island.


Water In the marina:/wiki/Murter_(village)#In_the_marina:Water icon In the marina: [[Murter (village)#In the marina:|In the marina:]] (Marina Hramina)
Electricity In the marina:/wiki/Murter_(village)#In_the_marina:Electricity icon In the marina: [[Murter (village)#In the marina:|In the marina:]] (Marina Hramina)
Toilets In the marina
Showers In the marina
Laundry In the marina
Garbage Near the waterfront and in the Marina Hramina
Fuel Marina Hramina/wiki/Murter_(village)#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5DFuel icon Marina Hramina [[Murter (village)#Marina Hramina|Marina Hramina]] fuel berth SE of marina (0600 - 2200), 2.5m water depth
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_(village)#.5B.5BMarina_Betina.5D.5DChandler icon Marina Betina [[Murter (village)#Marina Betina|Marina Betina]] nearest chandlery
Repairs Marina Hramina/wiki/Murter_(village)#.5B.5BMarina_Hramina.5D.5DService icon Marina Hramina [[Murter (village)#Marina Hramina|Marina Hramina]] most engine, electronic and hull repairs
Internet WiFi in Marina Hramina
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  /wiki/Murter_(village)#.26nbsp.3BCar icon   [[Murter (village)# | ]] outlets in the village

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


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

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

Eating out

  • In the village
 /wiki/Murter_(village)#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Murter (village)# | ]] Numerous restaurants.
 /wiki/Murter_(village)#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Murter (village)# | ]] Restaurant.


See Murter.


The beautiful harbour of Betina

Murter has a long history, dating back to Illyrian times. Visible traces of subsequent 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 village and harbour of Betina, 20 mins walk SE, are delightful. The quays are lined with traditional, lateen-rigged gajetas and there are several good restaurants.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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