What if you could put together various qualities a seaside resort should have to make for the ideal place to be during the days of summer, no matter what kind of holiday person you are? What if there was a place that bridged the differences, radiated a warm, welcoming and inviting atmosphere, and instantly put you in the no-stress mode?
How about visiting Tisno?
This small town is the perfect getaway for everyone looking for their next holiday destination, as it blends the many varieties of authentic coastal, somewhat romantic charm and the true spirit of a modern adventure hotspot. Talking about getting the best of both worlds!
And Tisno even geographically reflects its dual ambiental nature. It is located partly on Dalmatian mainland and partly on Murter Island. The two parts are separated by a small bay that the town was named after. Tisno actually means 'narrow', or 'tight', so it literally depicts the physical form of the bay itself.
Island Murter was inhabited in the Middle Ages.
In the second half of the 15th century, in an effort to defend Murter from the Turkish invasion, Venetian government decided to build towers, forts and walls at the point where the island was closer to the mainland. It is believed that today's settlement of Tisno served as a refuge from the continuous Turkish attacks.
There is a lot of historical and cultural heritage witnessing the rich and intense history of this place. The oldest church in Tisno is Church of the Holy Spirit. It was built in 1548 and renovated in the baroque style in 1640. The church has a beautiful bell tower. At the main altar, there is an early gothic statue of Virgin Mary with child, covered in silver and gold. It is very special and valuable due to being the only one of its kind in Europe, the reason why it is often displayed at exhibitions around the world.
St. Rocco's church was built around 1651 and St. Andrew's church was built in 1606. Both are important historical monuments. The shrine of Our Lady of Karavaj and archaeological site at the church of Saint Martin are also fascinating and worth seeing.
Furthermore, Tisno boasts interesting and attractive Italian-style architecture, which is best seen in the example of 11 villas or palaces dating back from the 18th century when wealthy families from Italy moved to Tisno.
We must not forget the Tisno Bridge, as the original old bridge was built at the beginning of the 18th century. In 1968 it was replaced with a mechanical bridge and reconstructed many times since then.
Today, Tisno is a modern and popular tourist destination with hotels, apartments, luxury rooms and camps. We should highlight the aspect of health tourism as well, because this town boasts a valuable resource of therapeutic mud at the Makirina cove.