Jezera is a town in the south-east part of the island of Murter, the largest island in the County of Šibenik/Knin. The island is interesting because of its vicinity to the land with which is connected by a bridge about thirty meters long. Jezera is situated in a cove (in the form of a horseshoe) that is surrounded by some idyllic hills. Thanks to its natural position, the town is not exposed to strong winds and therefore its cove represents an ideal harbour and a safe place for small ships. In the port of Jezera there is also an ACI marina with 220 berths which are used during the whole year. There is also a petrol station and crane with a capacity of 10 tons,; nautical academy; sailing school.Jezera (Lakes) was named after numerous pools and puddles which appear in karst valleys during spring and autumn after heavy rainfall.
The parish church of Madonna of Health was built in the style of the Mediterranean baroque on the ramins of an old medieval church in Jezera in 1722. Next to the chrch there is a church tower, 32 metres long from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the town and its surroundings. The interior of the church is ornamented with seven beautiful altars and the altar of Sad Madonna is one of the most beautiful examples of the carved wooden altars in Dalmatia. In the port there is the church of St. John of Trogir from the 17th century, the church of St.Roko in the Field is from the 16th century and the church of St. Nicholas in the cove of Murtar is from the 15th century. In the 1780 the church of St. Konstanicije was built on the hill Kružak it was renovated in 1994.
When sunny days arrive, those little lakes disappear. However, in the summer months tourists do not think about rainfall because Jezera offers a lot of sunshine, clear seawater and the lot of nice coves with a beautiful beaches. The beauty of the sea and a number of small islands surround it and in its vicinity there are two national parks Kornati and Krka. Jezera is one of the starting points for cruises to the Kornati archipelago. Besides the usual excursions to Krka and Kornati, the guests can enjoy in excursions by boat arround the island of Murter. Where they can try some fish specialities as soon as fish is taken out of a fish net. Lovers of fish and other seafood specialties will enjoy in Jezera especially because is the fresh fish a part of everyday menus in local restaurants.
Jezera is a seat of Sports Fishing Association which can enable you to practice fishing and to get a fishing licences. The members of the Association have initiated and organized Big game fishing in Jezera, an international competition of sports fishermen from all the continents. It si held at the end of September. Besides a nice promenade and parks, along the pier in Jezera you can see: a post office, exchange offices, lot of restaurants, cafes, shops... All this makes a complete image of a charming tourist resort. Tourist offer of Jezera make also a famose "Days of the sea in Jezera", perfomances and shows of different types.
Small town of fishermen, agriculturists, sailors has been recently become a place of excellent experts in tourism and catering and dear guests you are all inviated in Jezera.