Betina Wooden Shipbuilding Museum
Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding is located in the town of Betina, one of the very special places to be found along the Dalmatian coast, on the island of Murter. Betina is a small historical village of around 800 inhabitants and is basically oriented around tourism, fishing, agriculture and craftsmanship. Among all, Betina has an outstanding reputation and is specifically known for its long tradition in wooden shipbuilding and is famous for its excellent shipbuilders. Betina nowadays is one of the few remaining centres of small wooden shipbuilding on the Croatian Adriatic. The Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding was founded with the aim of becoming a promoting and encouraging institution opened to local inhabitants to develop better awareness and recognition of the values of their cultural heritage. It represents local customs and traditions, educates, organizes activities and workshops with the goal of attracting new generations closer to the tradition of wooden shipbuilding and to become informative to everyone interested in local cultural heritage.
Betina film festival - BAFF
Betina Film Festival (BAFF) is a five-day film festival of Croatian and international film. It is oriented towards the promotion of Croatian cinematography, presentation of short
international film, education on film art and exploration of the possibilities. The festival competition program consists of screenings of short films divided into three categories: animated, documentary and feature films, and best of them are selected by three expert members of festival jury.
Outside the competition program are the award-winning feature films of Croatian productions. In addition to the rich film program, the BAFF also attaches great importance to film education itself through lectures, workshops for children and young people, panel discussion, debate clubs, live music, entertainment and awards ceremony.
Betina Film Festival is an international short film festival that takes place in early September in Betina, on the island of Murter. The festival is organized by the creative studio Mirage, sponsored by the Croatian Audiovisual Center (HAVC), the Municipality of Tisno and the Betina Tourist Board.
CARNIVAL - MURTERSKE BAKE
Murter records a long tradition of carnival parades, which, according to unofficial data, dates back 130 years. The name of the carnival event, “Murterske Bake”, is unique to Murter only.
Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest locals of Murter, takes part in the largest and craziest masquerade procession, and it is not without reason the craziest day of the year, but also the craziest party in Murter!
Masks are designed throughout the year, and this is evidenced by the fact that any omission through the year that happens to an individual poses a risk that he or she will end up as the idea of someone’s mask! In detail and with great care, masks are usually made immediately in early January, while a rigorous but translated Boards Committee evaluates each mask reported to the smallest detail of the mask itself.
The chief creator and writer on the Board of Trustees, Vedranko Šikić Balara, is in charge of the cultural part of the event. For decades, he has been relentlessly devising scenarios for plays on the trial of Krnja Krnjic, who has traditionally been the main culprit for the troubles of the past calendar year. Murter’s custom of pronouncing the verdict on the “prime suspect” has long since been developed into a highly visited theater performance.
A week before the Carnival Tuesday, Murter is full of carnival events and it is definitely recommended to come, see, and preferably participate!
Everyone is welcome!
Latin idro ... who has love, so has will!
The Latin Idro project is an emotional departure from everything that modern and sophisticated sails in our ports today remind us of, a genuine departure for heritage and all that we have been and have never ceased to be – while respecting all the benefits of modern sailing. This sail holds the uninterrupted time connection between Murterina and Betinjana in a large community of Mediterranean nations, thus making them part of a vast maritime tradition that, despite all the changes on the Croatian Adriatic coast, they have never given up. I guess it won’t.
It has been held regularly, every year, since 1998 in the maritime island of Murter.
The participants of this regatta are traditional vessels with a Latin sail.
The regatta is held as part of the program “Days of Latin Idra”. As a rule, it is held on September 8, on the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady.
The regatta is held in Hramina Bay. Depending on the meteorological conditions, the race board determines the starting point and starting point for the route on the day of the competition.
In case of adverse weather conditions, the regatta is first postponed until a later date on the same day, and if the weather conditions are such that the regatta cannot be held on the same day, the Race Committee reserves the right to postpone or cancel the regatta.
COLENTUM - Roman city
The island of Murter was inhabited in prehistoric times and in the Illyrian era. The Liburnians and Romans, who lived on the island, left clear traces of their presence. The architectural remains of Roman buildings, port facilities and mosaics speak of the importance of the island in ancient times. The Liburnian and Roman cities of Colentum are one of the most important archeological sites in this area. The remains of the walls on Gradina Hill as well as numerous remains of mosaics, everyday objects, amphorae and the like. they witnessed the once glorious pasts of this Liburnian and Roman city.
They say that if you want to find a good lookout, look for the place where the ancient people lived. The Liburnian and Roman settlements of Colentum were scattered all over the hill of Gradina. The view from the ancient Liburnian ramparts surrounding the hill and the view from the top of the hill is truly unforgettable!
The remnants of the port facility indicate that the Roman settlement Colentum was a port city, and the Murter waters were of great importance for the then maritime traffic. Just a mask and a snorkel, with some curiosity and imagination, are enough to immerse yourself in an underwater adventure and witness yourself to the intriguing past of this ancient city.
The first archeological beach in Croatia is arranged on the Gradina peninsula, next to the maritime Roman villa. The 200-meter-long archeological beach was landscaped before summer 2017. With the supervision of archaeologists and conservationists, the beach is pebbled and garbage cans, benches and a floating protective fence installed. Also, a dashboard with instructions for divers and all curious swimmers was set up.
With the start of work on the Colentum Archaeological Site in 2012, the idea was born that year to organize the first event associated with this site. Thus, in cooperation with the Argonaut Association, the Municipality of Murter-Kornati, the Virko Theater and the Diocletian’s Guard of Split, the Murter-Kornati Tourist Board organized the first Colentum Night. The night of the Colentum thus became one of the regular manifestations of the “Murter cast” and was held every summer in late August. Gladiators’ struggles, dramatic performances, costumed crowds and torchlighting were all part of a successful spectacle that returns Murter to the mighty Roman city of Colentum for one evening.