Mentioned for the first time in 1474, during the French rule (1806-1813) Tisno has become the largest island village and commune center.

Tisno is the youngest village on the island, located partly on the island of Murter, and partly on the land which is separated by the 38m wide sea strait. It is connected by a drawbridge that raises twice a day during the summer months (9AM and 5PM).

Tisno is a proper urban place with lovely stone houses, churches, historical and cultural sites, beache, pubs, pizzerias, restaurants and pastry shops.