Tourist board Jezera

Tourist board office Jezera

Jezera, the town of seafarers, fishermen and divers is located on the southeast side of the island of Murter. Jezera is secluded into a horseshoe shaped bay that is surrounded by gentle hills. Due to its natural position, the town is not exposed to strong winds and its cove is an ideal port for ships. The town has 960 inhabitants. There are two local beaches and a promenade at the entrance to the bay (port).

The name Jezera comes from the fact that rain is stopped by the impermeable ground, making large puddles. Blato (mud) or Jezero (lake), in ancient times were wetlands that were located southwest of the town, but for the most part they dried up due to malaria in the early 20th century, while the other body of water called Lokva (or puddle) is full of water from the first to the next period of rain.