Passing through the island of Murter, you will see that each of its stones is part of a long history that tells the story of an island of hundreds of islands. The whole history of Murter is inextricably connected to the sea and the surrounding islands. The first island was inhabited by Illyrians in the prehistoric time, then the skilled Liburnian sailors found a safe harbour here, and later the Romans built their villas on the island coast, right by the sea. The island was also found by sailors looking for a safe harbour, and it served as a hideout during attacks by the Turks. Traces are still seen today in archaeological remains scattered all over the island. Over time, the island became a permanent residence for a large number of people. Although connected to the mainland by a bridge, the island population has always looked to the sea and the surrounding islands, the endless open sea and the far Kornati Islands. As a result, sailors, labourers, fishermen and shipbuilders all live here. Tradition and heritage are created in parallel coexistence with the sea and the islands, which is visible to this day through the material and immaterial heritage of the island. You will see the ships sailing on the holiday of St. Nicholas to the protected Murter harbour where there is a church dedicated to this patron of sailors. You will see the inhabitants of Betina who celebrate the launching of ships into the sea by dancing the traditional kanata in folk costumes. There are indeed many customs associated with the sea, the reason for that being that in this area the sea has always represented life. Drystone walls, churches, chapels, and museum will whisper a part of the history of the island of islands. Do not miss the numerous folk customs, the regattas at Latin Sail, or traditional festivities that reveal a lot more – the soul of the island and its inhabitants.