Betina is a village with about 800 inhabitants located on the island of Murter the largest island of Šibenik
archipelago. There are 4 small touristic towns on the island: Betina and Murter on the north-west and Jezera and
Tisno on the eastern side.
The island is separated from the mainland by a 20 meter wide sea canal at Tisno;
the canal is spanned by a 37 meter drawbridge. The island covers an area of about 19 km2, and the highest
point is the peak of Raduč at 125 meters above sea level.
Betina is situated in a small harbour on the peninsula. Was founded in the 15th ct by the refugees from the
mainland who fled in front of the Turks. Betina is dominated by the parish church of St Francis built at the
beginning of the 17th ct. The church was enlarged several times and in the 18th ct the bell tower was built.
Not far from Betina, on the hill of Gradina a medieval church of Our Lady of Gradina is preserved.
Betina Google map
Economy of Betina is based on farming, vine and olive growing, fishing and tourism.
Besides this traditional activities, the inhabitants of Betina are well known shipbuilders. As early as in 1848th
a shipyard was established with the purpose of building big wooden ships. Continuing that tradition in Betina
there is still a shipyard but nowaday sports and fishing boats are built here. In Betina there is also a modern
marina with all appliances for yacht berthing and servicing.
Betina is perfect for a quiet holiday, while enthusiasts of sailing can rent or use their own boats to explore
the numerous picturesque bays of Murter and the islets nearby. Betina is known for excellent seafood restaurants
so as the starting point for exciting excursions.
While you can just relax and enjoy your holiday in a beautiful small hotel on the beach, Betina offers many
recreational and sport activities for their guests, among others: trips to Kornati Islands and Krka Waterfalls,
diving holidays, big game fishing trips, boating, cayaking and biking.
Betina is a well-known fishermen's village and there is even a traditional feast held every year on August 3rd,
called Brganja Day, dedicated to a specific shells, found only around Betina.