Today it has 2000 inhabitants and a reputation as a popular tourist destination for happy and satisfied visitors who want to enjoy a pleasant holiday.
It is nestled among the Raduč hills (128m) which form the highest peak on the island. Mount St. Roko, or Vršine (70m), is the location of the church of St. Rocco with Gradina (62m) beneath it. In the ancient times it was the site of the Roman settlement of Colentum.
Although very much a rural village, over its history Murter has cultivated, nurtured and preserved the highest standards of culture, especially communal and spiritual expression. Authentic stone-vaulted streets, simple dwellings, stone walls covered with ivy, combined with modest but innovative ingenuity have all served to preserve the story of Murter from vanishing into the history books.
Numerous entertaining and traditional cultural events will make your stay in Murter even more enjoyable.
Once you experience the history, culture, natural beauty and breathtaking landscape, you will be left with so many happy memories that you will be unable to resist coming back in the future.
This region with its clear waters, ancient olive groves, unique climate and secluded Kornati island coves nestled among dense pine woodland, welcomes its visitors with a special beauty.