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If you wish for a vacation full of experiences, you don’t have to travel the world. From Europe, Croatia is easily accessible, even by car. The city of Jezera is waiting just for you. The wonderful islands of the Adriatic Sea and their untouched wonder of nature make a truly fascinating travel destination.
Location of Jezera
Jezera lies in the middle of Dalmatia, in an east-facing sheltered gulf on Murter island. It’s 21 km from the center of Šibenik, 30 km northeastward on the public road. The city is accessible on road D12, through Tisno, 7 km from the highway on the Adriatic coast.
History of Jezera
The first written evidence of Jezera is from 1238, the city, however, is much older. They found the remnants of an Illyrian settlement from the 11th century on Murtarić Peninsula, in the middle of the current city center. Not far from the city, in the Gulf of Podjasenovac, in 1938, they found two graves of the Illyrian tribe, Liburna. There are many similar cairns in the city’s vicinity. A bigger one looks like a truncated cone, on which you can climb on thanks to the spiral way to its top. Locals call it “Pudarica” after the pudars (pudari), the watchmen of the field who guarded the surrounding fields from this place. In ancient times, an Illyrian fortress stood above the gulf, serving as a lookout.
Later Croats named the mountain, then the gulf, then the whole island after this castle, since “Mortar” originally meant sea fortress. From 1797, with the cease of the Venetian Republic, it belonged to the Habsburg Empire, then France occupied it. After World War I for a short time it was part of the Italian Kingdom, then the Serb-Croat-Slovenian Kingdom, then a state of Yugoslavia.
Beaches in Jezera
Jezera has several beautiful beaches. Most of them are well-equipped, but those who look for the natural environment can also find a suitable section of shore.
The characteristics of Lucica beach are pebbly and concrete shore, and shallow, turquoise water. It’s on the southeastern side of the Gulf of Jezera, right next to the port. The beach lies only 800 m from the city centre, so it’s easy to access even on foot. Because of the nearby port, it’s convenient for those who rent a boat or yacht. This beach is ideal for small children and elderly people. Restaurants, cafes, and water slides are all available here.
This beach with a length of 500 m, covered with asphalt and concrete, has a lot of natural sunshades. Here, you can find every service you can think of including massage, a waxing studio, hairdresser, a bakery and a lot more. It’s a perfect beach for families with children.
Koromasna is a small pebble beach where the sea is beautiful. Pine trees and other plants provide a lot of shadows. It’s worth coming here, even though the road is a little bumpy. Many visitors rent a boat and explore the region on the back of waves. Be one of them.
On the southeastern side of Jezera on Murter island, there’s the Zaratić beach. It lies along a 2,5 km long promenade, which connects Jezera and Tisno. If you wish for a calm, private environment, the beach is an ideal choice. This section is not good for sunbathing since most of its surface is rocky. Next, to the promenade, there’s a forest, casting shadows on the benches under the trees. Sit down here to relax after a long walk or hike.
Main sights in Jezera
There’s a parish church in Jezera built-in 1722 in the style of Mediterranean baroque. The church of St. Roch also stands here. Don’t forget to visit the church of St. Constantin and the Trogir church from the 17th century. Among many other historical monuments, there’s the church of St. Nikola, the patron saint of passengers, sailors, fishers and children. The city won the Blue Flower of Croatian Tourism for five years, which is the most prestigious landscaping award in the country.
The weather of Jezera
On the Adriatic coast, the weather is shaped by the characteristics of a Mediterranean climate. Sun shines a lot all year. Summers are warm and dry. Winters, however, are rather rainy, but mild.
Rent a boat in Jezera
The ACI Marina Jezera is among the most famous and friendliest sea centres in North Dalmatia, on the southern part of the Gulf of Jezera. On the east side, it’s protected by floods, and it’s open for visitors all year. A red lighthouse in the valley of ACI Marina Jezera guides sailors. Since the port is the depth of the Gulf of Murter, the lighthouse on Maslinjak Island, as well as nearby islands also help with orientation. Fans of sports and active pastimes can try beach football, tennis, bowling, volleyball, sailing, swimming, diving, running, cycling and other activities.
Recently, the city became one of the strongest fishing centers in Central Dalmatia. If you’d like to buy freshly caught fish, you can do so in the evening, when fishermen come back to land with fresh products. Summer is the season of numerous festivals and events. Enjoy a variety of parties on the seashore of Jezera. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Jezera. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Jezera shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Jezera shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.