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While communicating with Croats, remember that «no» answer is almost unacceptable in Croatian culture. Croats will never refuse to comply with your request. But don’t be so happy if you have agreed upon something with local inhabitants. There is a chance that your agreement won’t be fulfilled, Croats love to say «tomorrow». However, it is very profitable for them and tomorrow never comes here. Remember that a sense of duty is not inherent to Croats. It is just their peculiarity. It is easier for Croats to promise something than to do things and refuse.
Murter Island first appeared on the pages of history in the 14th century. It was firstly mentioned in the written sources at those times. However, scientists are convinced that people lived … Open
One more interesting Croatian peculiarity is that locals don’t like to tell tourists that they break rules or don’t follow some traditions or customs. If you have accidentally visited a reserved territory or private land, nobody will hint at the need for getting permission to enter here. Croats are very scrupulous in matters of their private land. If you have accidentally come to someone’s private land, the owner of this place will be rude with you. That’s why you can be caught unawares when an angry local will find you at his territory.
However, local inhabitants treat foreigners with European courtesy. Tourists bring a lot of money to the country and Croats understand it. Despite the fact that the customer is always right, locals don’t accept disrespect and rudeness. Courtesy is just a part of the service but it doesn’t mean that Croats love tourists. Locals have a unique ability: they work in a relaxed manner but reach a perfect result. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Murter is an ideal place for those who love to admire virgin nature. There are unique lakes near the town of Jezera, which can be seen only in autumn and winter due to heavy rains. The lakes … Open
For example, a taxi driver can talk on the phone while driving, but he will take you to the right place without any accidents. A hairdresser can discuss philosophical questions with her friend and watch series during the working process, but you will get a perfect hair cut. A shop assistant can talk with her friend in the workplace but he will sell the most suitable clothes. Nobody knows how Croats can be so contradictive people but we should get used to it.
Murter Local inhabitants are patriots and they love their homeland, they follow customs and traditions. During a wedding, relatives of the groom take off the bride’s veil and clothe her in an apron and a scarf. Family is the basis of the social structure in Croatia. Family ties are very important for locals and weekends are considered to be family time. A typical evening in a local Croatian village is filled with traditional songs and ballads about Croatian famous characters. There are various cultural events in Jezera. You can visit poetry and folklore evenings or the Fisherman’s Fest which are held in summer here. Local dances and songs of the artists are famous outside Croatia.
Murter beaches are the busiest and overcrowded places for recreation. Slanica is considered to be the main beach. You can easily get there from the center of the capital on foot. This beach … Open
However, some of the inhabitants still have traditional costumes. They wear costumes on different holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Independence Day. The most popular religious holiday here is held on the 26th of May. Pilgrims come to the church of Lady of Caravaggio in Tisno. The Day of Tisno is celebrated on the 11th of November. However, Murter is not a Medieval island. Local women are quite emancipated in Croatia. Despite the fact that there are many women who left the career for the family, some of them are successful in their job. Most of the women dominate in their families, but men can hardly accept that. Local men, by the way, like to flirt with girls and women. They are even not embarrassed by the presence of their girlfriend. However, they will just pay a couple of compliments, nothing serious.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Murter
♥   Katedrala sv. Jakova, Šibenik, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacionalno svetište sv. Nikole Tavelića, Šibenik, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Stošije (Anastazije), Zadar, 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Crkva sv. Antun, Knin, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Lovre, Trogir, 58.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrala sv. Anselma, Nin, 61 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Murter
♥   Castle 'Vrana Castle' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'St. Nicholas Fortress' , 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Knin Fortress' , 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kamerlengo Castle' , 58.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Croatia

Croatian folk music is very beautiful and unique. It contains elements of cultures of different nationalities, including Serbs, Gypsies, and Italians. Music originates from Slavic folklore; its foundations were laid back in the 7th century. One of the most famous national musical instruments is a tambour, which is a kind of a mandolin. Songs about love and hard rural life are sung with such an accompaniment. A tambour or gypsy violins accompany kolo, which is a local dance. It looks spectacular when dancers wear bright national costumes of red and white colors. Despite the fact that traditional clothes were no longer worn since the 19th century, Croatians like to dress up in beautiful costumes on holidays to pay tribute to their history. Croatia is a quiet country. The rhythm of life is pretty calm. The locals, even in large cities, do not rush anywhere. The Croats are very hospitable. However, if tourists accidentally wander into the private property or touch upon a national question, Croats may behave aggressively and even bump a stranger. Croats like to go countryside with their family. As a rule, large companies gather there. The rest is accompanied by a noise and fun. Another distinguishing feature of the Croats is the Corzo event. Every evening, locals go for a walk along the main streets of the cities. People demonstrate their beautiful outfits and assess the appearance of other people. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Murter

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Murter. Learn the best periods to visit Murter to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Murter.
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