Betina is the most picturesque place on island Murter a proud beauty situated on the north eastern side of the island of Murter. Located close to the national parks Krka and Kornati and nature park Vransko jezero, protected natural beauty that Betina hosts kept as proud symbols of the historic and cultural development.
Its stone houses tell story about Betina man, farmer, fisherman who is nurturing his traditions and cultural heritage and today is extremely appealing to every tourist who decides to explore the picturesque streets, peek at the gates of Betina and wooden shipbuilding workshops. At first sight, the church of Sv. Francis of Assisi from the 15th century will captivate you. It is situated above Betina and has a Baroque bell tower from the 18th century. The church looms above the place and with caring eye nurtures interwoven Dalmatian streets.
Historical development of the island goes back to old Roman days.
Betina fields are rich with traditional culture – figs and olives and testifies about permanent relationship between Betina farmer and his -“feeder” olive tree, about wonderful nets of Dalmatian dry wall in untouched natural beauty. The historical development of the island dates back to Roman times and our guests can explore ancient Rome villa Rustica in Plitka Vala and also the old Roman graveyard. In the historical development of the island equally interesting is the nearby small island Sustipanac where once a Franciscan monastery was located. Betina’s unavoidable beauty is gajeta a wooden boat with Latin sail, she is the irreplaceable mate of every fishermen, sailor and farmer.