Destination: Murter (island of Murter)
The islet of Prisnjak is only some 300 m from the western coast of the island of Murter. In 1886, a lighthouse was built on the islet in order to make it easier for seamen to navigate in the Murter archipelago.
Prisnjak, lined with stone walls and pine woods, is the most beautiful islet in the Murter archipelago. There is one large apartment and a spacious stone terrace in the lighthouse. It is surrounded by pine trees and is ideal for an active holiday.
Concrete steps make it easy both for children and adults to enter the water. On the other side of the islet, there are several beaches that are not suitable for small children. The surrounding waters are very shallow and warm during the summer, meaning that the average water temperature is higher than in most other places in Dalmatia. Therefore, swimming on Prisnjak is possible even in October.
Transfer from Murter is organized by Mr. Velyko Donjiwich and the return transfer costs 60 EURO. Transfer to Prisnjak, unlike to other lighthouses, can be organized during the whole day. It takes some 15 minutes and you will pass by several picturesque islets and cliffs.
Provision should be bought prior to leaving for the island of Prišnjak.
As with every lighthouse, Prisnjak also has a story of its own. In the 1950s, the lighthouse keeper's pregnant wife went into premature labor. The husband quickly put her into his row-boat and headed for the town of Murter. Nevertheless, he did not make it in time and the child was born in the row-boat. The child was named "Jadran" (Adriatic), while the place of birth in his birth certificate is Prisnjak - Murter.
A large pine tree in front of the building offers plenty of shade on hot summer days. Next to the tree is a barbecue grill where recently caught fish can be prepared. Staying on Prisnjak is interesting not only in summer, but also in spring and autumn. Spring is perfect for sports fishing, summer is the time to enjoy the warm waters and starry nights, while autumn is famous for fabulous sunsets. There are many islets in the vicinity, while Kornati National Park is only 6 NM away.