National Park Kornati
Murter is the entrance to the National Park Kornati.Kurnatari, as they are called residents of Murter, own almost all the 150 islands in the National Park. For centuries on their property building dry stone walls and worked hard to cultivate land. This natural phenomenon is rich in flora and fauna, beautiful scenery, 1980 was declared a national park.
Region : Dalmatia
Dalmatia (talDalmazia, latDalmatia) is one of the oldest regional concepts in CroatiaIt was first mentioned in Icentury as a name for the area between the Krka and Cetina which continued to Delmata Illyrian tribe, or as a synonym for Illyria, as the wider area postojbine various Illyrian tribe called the RomansAlthough the spatial extent of Dalmatia significantly changed in the past, this concept held since ancient times to todayThe modern term refers to the Dalmatia region of the island of Pag and River Canyon in the north to Konavle, and Cape Ostro in the southSo set aside a whole is identical to the concept of the South Croatian coast, which corresponds to a functional gathering space around the center of Split makroregionalnog three regional centers: Zadar, Sibenik and DubrovnikSouth Dalmatia and Croatian seaside oval's coastal belt, about 400 km long and up to 70 km wide in the central partThe spacious north-western part is bordered by the mountain series of Velebit, Dinara and Kamešnica, while the natural boundary to the southeast and is less pronounced in the immediate hinterland hinterlandExtends over an area of about 11 960 km2, or about 21% of Croatian, and there is 2001there were about 855 000 inhabitants, or 20% of Croatian populationThe average population density is lower than the average for Croatia - 71.5 st/ km2 (Croatia: 78 st/ km2)
Location : Murter
Murter is the largest and oldest settlement on the island of Murter. They call it the 'metropolis' Kornati, because its residents own almost all of the Kornati islands and the adjacent islands.In their possession was every seventh Croatian island, hence the life and development of Murter Murter impossible to imagine and understand without the centuries-old relationship with the sea and islands. Extremely valuable archaeological finds Colentum Roman settlement on the hill Gradina vividly testify to the attractiveness of the position of Murter since ancient times. The old part of town - The village is located beneath Mount Raduč, retiring to the interior of the island.Due to the increasing orientation of the population of the sea, the newer part was built on the banks of the spacious bay Hramina. Place over time expanded to Slanica on the southwest coast, where the namesake beach, beautiful on the Sibenik Riviera. Although long believed that his name has to do with death, Murter is the name most likely comes from a hollowed stone bed which is situated within the oil presses, and it was called - mortarium.This origin of the name refers to the long tradition of olive growing in this region. Murtersko oil is widely known. Sometimes there are cultivated over 170 000 olive trees and produced annually about sixty wagons of the famous oil. As early as 1913th Mr Murtersko oil received a gold medal for quality at the prestigious international exhibition of oil in the French Eixu. Since the Kornati largely held Murter, Murter ranging from the highest quality tours to these islands pearls.
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