Betina

Betina is a village on the north coast of the island of Murter was built on the slopes of Cape Artić. The name comes from the Celtic word "bet" which means - mouth and describes the appearance of naturally formed harbor of Betina which, like the mouth, protecting ships from drafts.


Betina is the oldest seat of skilled shipbuilders (Shipbuilders in wood). It is one of the last places in Europe where wooden ships are being made. Widely known product of Betina shipbuilding is gajeta dating back to 1740.

Besides being famous shipbuilders, people of Betina  were known as Shellfishers. Shells were caught using Brganje (equipment for the extraction of shells from the sea).


 

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