The municipality of Tisno lies partly on the mainland and partly on the island of Murter. The strait between them, after which the town is named, is only 38 meters wide and was crossed by a bridge in 1832. In 1991, a movable bridge was built, which today connects the mainland with the town of Tisno. The new town of Tisno is also located on the mainland and the district is called Gomilica. The people there still grow olives and wine and also trade in these products.

Although agriculture is still an important source of income today, tourism is becoming increasingly important for the people in this region. Zadar and Sibenik - Tisno is located between two important Croatian cities. Sibenik is 38 km away, while Zadar is 56 km away. Today, Tisno has around 1300 inhabitants, although this number is significantly higher in the high season.

What to do in Tisno

Our best recommendation is a trip to the Kornati National Park, which is located very close to the island of Murter. If you are more interested in historical sights, a visit to Sibenik, the oldest town on the Croatian Adriatic coast, is definitely worthwhile. Lovers of beautiful nature will be thrilled by the Krka National Park with its breathtaking waterfalls.

Every year in summer, the donkey race takes place in Tisno, which has been organized since 1963 and is now famous beyond the borders of the country. More and more spectators come and it has become a real tourist attraction. This event is also special because the authentic Dalmatian donkey is becoming increasingly rare and efforts are being made to save it from extinction with such events.

Shopping in Tisno

There are a few small stores in Tisno where you can buy all the things you need for everyday use, as well as a supermarket - Konzum. For larger purchases, it is worth traveling to Vodice or Sibenik, as the offer is significantly larger there.

Nightlife and events in Tisno

As in every small village in Dalmatia, the entertainment program in Tisno includes klapa, Dalmatian a capella-style singing. There are also dances and festivals for local occasions. There are several cafés on the beaches where you can relax with a drink or cocktail. The larger clubs, discos and a very lively nightlife can be found in Vodice and Primosten.

Some of the most popular festivals in Croatia take place in Tisno during the summer months. These include the Garden Festival, the Electric Festival, the Soundwave Festival, Suncebeat and the Stop Making Sense Festival. There are also plenty of other parties in the region around Tisno, especially during these festival periods.


La Spuz

The restaurant is located directly by the sea and can be reached by car or boat. You can reach the insider tip about 18 km away at the following address:

Restaurant La Spuz
modrave br.5
Betina, Šibensko-Kninska, Croatia

Prova (200 m entfernt)

The restaurant is located directly by the sea and can be reached by car or boat. You can reach the insider tip about 18 km away at the following address:

Restaurant Prova
Put Jazine 41, 
22240, Tisno, Kroatien


Pebble beach Jazine

The most famous beach in Tisno is probably the pebble beach Jazine at the campsite of the same name, which is just a few minutes' walk from Villa Pina. It is a sandy beach and the sea here is shallow and warm, making it the ideal place for families with small children. As the beach is located in the campsite area, visitors can also use the facilities there. There are courts for beach volleyball, mini golf, table tennis and other sports activities. There is a restaurant in Jazine Bay where you can enjoy refreshments on hot summer days. There are showers and toilets on the beach itself and sun loungers and parasols can be hired. There is a parking lot close to the beach, although this is subject to a charge.

For those who prefer to swim on more secluded beaches, we recommend a rocky beach located behind the church of Sv. Andrija. Here, dense pine trees provide natural shade throughout the day.