Tisno is the newest town on the island of Murter. It developed in the place where the island almost reaches land and was therefore named after this narrow strait. The town of Tisno was mentioned in 1474 for the first time, but it was mostly settled during the Cyprus and Cretan wars – the wars between Venetians and the Ottoman Empire. During French reign (1806-1813) Tisno was the largest town on the island and therefore the center of the county. In the early 18th century, after there was no danger of Turkish attacks any more, a bridge was built across the strait and the town started to spread on land as well.
The centre of the old part is located on the island, south-east from the bascule bridge. Behind the last row of houses and the church of St. Andrew there is a stony beach, overlooked by woods, and a nice promenade almost 1,000 metres long. The new part of the town was built on land, in the region called Gomilica. Unlike most other Dalmatian towns and villages, Tisno is very rich in green vegetation, it has got unusually spacious squares and a long promenade, perfect for a refreshing summer stroll. Lately, the onshore part of Tisno has started to develop rapidly, especially its south-western part and the region around the Artić bay. Many summer houses, suites, restaurants and small family hotels were built here.
Tisno is also known for its big feast of Our Lady of Caravaggio (Gospe od Karavaja), which takes place on May 26th. This is when the local congregation gathers here.
The bridge is up:
every day 09:00 – 09:30 and 17:00 – 17:30
off season (01.10.-01.05.):
monday, wednesday, friday 09:00 – 09:30
Jazine are a pebbly rocky beach that offers a wide selection of content.
Sports fans can enjoy playing volleyball in the sandy court, mini golf, table tennis, and many other sports. The beach contains outdoor showers, public toilets, and there is a possibility of renting deck-chairs and beach umbrellas.
The sea is shallow and warm which is ideal for those who want to play picigin. There is a fast food and a cafe on the beach Jazine where you can freshen up during the great heat of summer. There is a shop with food and drinks at the beginning of the beach a little further there is a booth with pancakes. Behind the beach there is the pine tree forest in which you can hide from the sun.
For those arriving by car a parking space will be charged.
Beach "Iza Andrije"
Iza Andrije beach is located on the island of Murter on the edge of Tisno. It was named after the church of St. Andrew, behind which it is located. It was pronounced the most popular nudist beaches in Croatia. The beach is rocky with blocks of concrete where you can sunbathe and enjoy your vacation.
In the background of the beach there is a pine tree forest. The tree tops reach the sea in some areas. Under the trees you can enjoy the shade during the great heat of summer. There is no content on the beach Iza Andrije and if you plan to stay there all day bring along some food and drinks and some sports props to fulfill your time with sports.
You cannot reach this beach by car. You have to walk along an adapted promenade through the pine tree forest.