Jezera: Picturesque Fishing Village on Murter!
Jezera in Croatia is a picturesque fishing village on Murter Island and a popular destination for nautical and beach vacations. Situated in a sheltered bay as well as the smallest settlement on the island, you can expect an extremely relaxed atmosphere and a large portion of coziness in this coastal town. Strolling along the picturesque waterfront promenade, visitors love the wonderful view of the marina, and authentic konobas as well as excellent restaurants serve Dalmatian delicacies with amazing sea views. If you like, you can walk along the romantic coastal path to Tisno and experience the island from its most beautiful side. The beaches and the many natural bays of Jezera are also breathtaking and promise unforgettable holidays in Croatia.
In this travel guide, we give you all the important information and tips about Jezera in Croatia. We also show you stunning pictures, the best things to do, beautiful beaches and where to find fabulous accommodation in Jezera!
General information about Jezera
The pretty coastal town of Jezera in Croatia is located in the south-east of Murter and, with only 900 inhabitants, it is the smallest settlement on the popular holiday island. Its place name means something like “lakes” in Croatian, as small ponds and pools are formed by the rain in spring and autumn. That’s a natural phenomenon that disappears again in the warm summer months. The history of Jezera dates back to 1298, when the first settlement was established on the coast. Several churches still bear witness to a rich history of the popular fishing town.
The town is also known for its picturesque harbor “Marina Jezera”, which has even been awarded the Blue Flag, and for the romantic waterfront promenade, where visitors are treated to culinary delights in regional restaurants. Another highlight and a reason why tourists particularly appreciate Jezera are the many fantastic beaches to be discovered around the coastal town.
Best things to do in Jezera
On a holiday in Jezera you can expect a lot of sights worth seeing. The most beautiful attractions are the picturesque coastal promenade, the marina, the romantic churches and of course the many fantastic beaches. The surroundings of this holiday resort are also fascinating and offer exciting excursion destinations and possibilities for day trips. We have summarized the most unique things to do in Jezera for you here at a glance:
The Harbour & Centre
One of the most beautiful attractions of Jezera is definitely the charming center at the harbor. Along the picturesque waterfront promenade, cozy cafés are lined up, where you can soak in the enchanting scenery of the fishing village. The quaint konobas serving freshly caught seafood and fish are also fabulous. During the summer months, several events take place in the center, such as the fishermen’s festival “Velika Gospa” in August and the internationally famous Big Game Fishing Competition at the end of September.
A walk through Jezera reveals several small churches, such as Crkva Sv. Ivana in the town center or Crkva Sv. Konstancija, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay. A walk along the promenade at the harbor is also interesting, where visitors can watch the fishermen at work in the morning.
Tip: The holiday apartment Holiday Home Luce offers a great location in the center and a fabulous view of the harbor!
Coastal Path to Tisno
One of the best things to do in Jezera is a walk or a bike ride along the so-called “Deptak Jezera-Tisno”. This romantic coastal hiking trail starts at the upper end of Jezera and leads to the village of Tisno. On a length of about 2 kilometers, you will definitely discover the island of Murter from one of its most beautiful sides. You pass natural stone beaches and beautiful pine forests and the view of the turquoise sea and the offshore islands is just spectacular.
The Murtarić Peninsula
An insider tip among the most beautiful attractions of Jezera is the Murtaric peninsula. It can be reached from the resort either by boat or by car via a gravel road. A small green peninsula awaits guests during a visit, connected to the mainland by a natural pebble beach. This natural paradise is perfect for an undisturbed swimming experience and relaxing in the most wonderful surroundings. The sea is also crystal clear, and snorkeling reveals an interesting underwater world.
Tip: If you love peace and quiet and want to spend your holiday far away from tourism, you should absolutely check out the Holiday Home Robinson Maria accommodation with a fantastic view of the peninsula.
Church Gospa od Zdravlja
The Church of Gospa od Zdravlja, known in German as the Church of Our Lady Health, is another fascinating attraction worth visiting in Jezera. Renovated as recently as 2012, its history dates back to 1720, when this stone church was built by the well-known master builder Jure Foretic from Korcula. Impressive from the outside and a true place of tranquility, this church is also worth seeing from the inside. Especially in the high season and on weekends, it is open to visitors and can be visited free of charge. Here you can admire, among other things, the 6 different altars dedicated to the saints.
The beaches in Jezera
The beaches in Jezera are truly breathtaking! Countless pretty bathing spots stretch along the coast and the many natural beaches in the surrounding area also guarantee unforgettable holidays by the sea. Most of the bays are fine pebble bays. However, you will also find idyllic stone beaches with a wonderful ambience and fabulous sea quality.
Zaratic Beach (Jezera Beach)
Zaratic Beach, also known as Jezera Beach, is located at the eastern end of the village. This wonderful mix of pebble and stone beach delights with magnificent sea colors and a wonderful view of the marina on the opposite. The concrete sunbathing areas are also great and ideal for sunbathing. There is also a nice beach bar where you can enjoy the beach ambience with a delicious cocktail. Just behind the beach is a small holiday settlement where you can find good accommodations for a holiday in Jezera!
Tip: The large holiday flat “Seafront captain Apartment” is only a 2-minute walk away and scores above all with its equipment, tasteful furnishings and top location!
Jasenovac beach is located secluded on the west coast of Jezera, directly below the idyllic Stella Maris campsites and the luxurious Golden Haven Glamping. On this beach, you can enjoy a fabulous mix of pebble and rocky beach, which also scores with picturesque sea colors. The water here is extremely clear and, thanks to the natural environment, invites going snorkeling. However, not only is the beach beautiful, the two camping facilities are also really fabulous and a great choice for a holiday in Jezera!
Tip: The Golden Haven is the perfect place for those who love luxury and tranquility. Especially the luxurious glamping tents are perfect for a romantic couple’s holiday.
Another beach highlight is Lucica beach, also known as Plaza Kucina. It is located centrally at the southern end of the village near the marina and delights with a wonderful mix of stone and pebble beach. The blue sea colors are also breathtaking, giving this bay that certain something. At the far end of the beach are pine forests that provide pleasant shade on hot days. In the immediate vicinity, a pretty beach bar spoils its guests with cool drinks and delicious coffee with a view of the sea.
Tip: Fantastic are the beautiful and tastefully furnished mobile homes of Levantara, which are very close to the beach.
Lovisca beach is located a little away from the center and belongs to the same-named Jezera Village Lovisca camp. Particularly, campers and families with children love this long pebble beach, which scores with fabulous holiday flair. There is also action here: there is a water bouncy castle for young and old, you can go kayaking, play mini-golf and pedal boats are available for hire. The picturesque lakeside promenade, which leads to the village of Tisno and even further to Betina, is also beautiful.
Tip: In the holiday village, only 150 meters from the beach, you will find the beautifully furnished mobile homes with a lovely terrace.
Koromašna Uvala Beach
A real insider tip for those seeking peace and quiet is the hidden beach Uvala Koromasna. You can only reach this dream bay via a rather bumpy gravel road from Jezera or by boat from the sea. Once you arrive, you will be amazed by the magnificent natural scenery and the breathtakingly beautiful sea colors of this natural jewel. A large part of this bay is a stone beach with a small pebble beach providing access to the crystal-clear water.
Excursions and Day Trips from Jezera
Not only Jezera is worth seeing, the surrounding area is charming too and invites going on exciting excursions. Fantastic is that the island of Murter is connected to the mainland via a bridge, so that many excursion destinations can be reached by car from Jezera. The offshore island world is also breathtaking and can be easily explored by boat.
Jezera is a fabulous starting point for island tours. Interesting places and attractions on the island of Murter can be reached from here in no time. Especially worth seeing are the neighboring village Tisno, the small shipbuilding town of Betina and the island capital Murter.
Where to stay in Jezera
In Jezera you have a wide range of fantastic accommodation options. From budget holiday flats to bed and breakfasts and mobile homes, you’ll find it all. If you are searching for a recommendable place to stay, we can give you these great tips for accommodations in Jezera…It’s worth a look!
- Holiday flat near the beach: The Apartments Irena welcomes its guests with a relaxed holiday atmosphere, closeness to the beach and a wonderful view of the harbor.
- Holiday flat in the center: The Holiday Home Luce is a large holiday flat directly in the center of Jezera. Here, the modern furnishings and the brilliant view from the balcony will delight you!
- Flat with pool: The Dandy Apartment impresses with great furnishings, good equipment and its own pool!
- Mobile homes: Really lovely are the Levantara mobile homes in fabulous proximity to the center and the beach!
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