Situated at the "gate" of the Kornati archipelago (the inhabitants of Murter are owners of a greater part of the lands), Murter is one of the favourite destinations of boaters and those who prefer peaceful vacations. The beginnings of tourism in Murter date back to the 1930s, when the so-called Czech Villa was built in the cove of Slanica, today the rest home of the Trade Union Federation. Murter is a village in the north-western part of the island of Murter. It was first called Veliko Selo (from the 13th c.) and Srimac (Srimac); it got its present name in 1715. Murter stretches toward the cove of Hramina, which houses a marina, and toward the cove of Slanica. The cove of Hramina is well protected from all kinds of winds and provides good shelter for smaller yachts; the cove of Slanica features a public beach and the hotel complex Collentum. Economy is based on farming, viticulture, fishing and tourism.
Some of the larger towns on the island of Murter are Murter, Tisno, Betina, and Jezera. The town of Murter is located next to the seashore and lies at the bottom of Raduca (125m high), at the edge of a fertile and lush field. Found in the centre of Murter is the medieval church of St. Mihovila which was renovated in the year 1770. Just west of the town of Murter is the Slanica inlet where guests will find beautiful beaches and camp ground. Tisno is a town which partly sits on the island of Murter and the other half on the neighbouring shoreline. The town of Betina was founded in the 16th century by the inhabitants of Vrana who were retreating from the Turks at the time. Nearby, on Mt. Gradina, lay the archaeological remains of an old Illyrian-Roman city called Collentum. In the town of Betina there is a small shipyard where small sport boats are built and it is home to some ship-builders which are known throughout the Adriatic for their expertise. Betina is the perfect place to take a quiet and pleasant holiday, especially for those who love to sailing holidays. It is a known fishing town so all of its restaurants and taverns always offer fresh seafood daily. The town Jezera (Lakes) got its name due to the many large puddles which would form in the island's valleys after heavy rains. On the nearby hill of Mortar lays an old tower which was used for signalling to seamen by using fire. Today, the town of Jezera is known to be one of the largest fish trading centres in Croatia. Murter has almost ideal conditions for tourism: nice sunny beaches, quality accommodation and various services is only one part that makes Murter one of the most visited itinerary in this region for years and one of the sailing charters vacancy favourite destination in all Croatia. Murter and its wider surroundings are inevitable stop for yachtsmen who can use 350 berths and 170 places on the marina's premises, service workshops and all the necessary facilities. If we add to this numerous restaurants and inns, possibility for sport and recreation both on land and sea as well as various cultural and entertainment events, we shall find enough reasons why muretr is one of the favourite destination for luxury sailing charters in Croatia.