The island of Murter is located in the northwest part of the Šibenik archipelago, separated from the mainland by narrow sea canal at Tisno which is spanned by a 12 meter draw-bridge. Asphalted road (6 km long) connects Murter with Adriatic tourist road, and distance from the city of Šibenik is 29 km.
The limestone part of the island is covered by sparse vegetation. On the northwest, there are fertile quaternary layers (loess). The highest point is the peak of Raduč at 125 meters above sea level.
Located at the entrance to the Kornati Islands (Murter inhabitants own most of the land), Murter is an attractive spot for yachtsmen, and all lovers of quiet relaxation. The beginnings of tourism in Murter date back to the 1930's, when Czech Villa was built in Slanica cove.
The economy is based on agriculture, olive growing, fruit growing, gardening, cattle raising, fishing and tourism.
There are many sports courts in town (tennis, basketball, five-a-side football), water sports are also an option. During the summer, there are various sports events, preceded by the April regatta Murter - Kornati as an introduction to the season.