Founded in year 1968. Situated near the famous beach Slanica with a magical view towards Kornati Islands.
Colentum Resort Murter was always the favourite destination for lovers of comfortable rest under the pine trees, just by the beautiful sandy beach or by the hotel swimming pool with sea water.
Located in the foyer of the Kornati archipelago on the coastal part of the Murter Sea and on the island Murter, the Colentum Resort Murter is known for its special atmosphere influented by the famous beach Slanica, its clear sea and sandy sea-bottom, situated in a pinewood.
The history of the hotel goes back to 30th years of the last century when the first building for a commercial tourism was built in the Bay Slanica.
The architecture of today’s resort, named after the nearby same-named ancient settlement, makes a perfect unity with the Dalmatian landscape around it. The hotel has the total of 78 rooms. Some of the terraces overlook the Kornati archipelago and a vast sea area.
The ancient Colentum
The Roman town of Colentum was situated close to where the modern settlement is today, its remains lie at the foot of the hill Gradina. Colentum probably experienced prosperity during the rule of Roman emperors Nero (37 – 68) and Vespasian (9 – 79) whose money was found during the first archaeological researches.
The city had the typical Roman architecture, multi-storey buildings, water tanks, thermae and cobbled narrow streets. Archaeologists have discovered luxuriant buildings, most likely villas, terraced down the Gradine hill, with facades facing the sea. It is believed that Colentum was devastated and plundered by pirates at the start of the 2nd century, or that it was destroyed in an earthquake. Although some of the ruins by the coast were rebuilt, Colentum never regained its old glory.
The site of the ancient Colentum is now an archaeological park with lookout points, promenades and a one-of-a-kind archaeological beach.