Located in the Kvarner Bay, the island of Cres is, along with the neighboring island of Krk, the largest, and after the island of Hvar, the longest Croatian island. It is 66 km long and 12 km wide at its widest part. The coast of the island of Cres is indented, rich in many bays and pebble beaches and beautiful untouched nature. Today, Cres is one of the richest islands in the flora (as many as 1,300 species of plants). Apart from the beautiful nature, Cres also boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Cres is an extremely quiet destination and here you will enjoy a peaceful vacation in a beautiful Mediterranean environment. Although its interior is covered with forest, the coast hides some of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic.
We point out the most famous beach Sv. Ivan in Lubenice, a small town on a steep cliff with a fantastic view, and at its foot it hides this real pearl. It is known in Croatia but also in the world. The German magazine Bild ranked it 15th, among the 40 most beautiful beaches in the world. Some consider it the most beautiful on the Adriatic, and the people of Cres unanimously declare it the most beautiful on the island. There is also Slatina in Martinšćica the holder of the Blue Flag, and it is located in the camp, which is one of the best in the country.
Cres is also one of the last habitats of a very rare bird - the griffon vulture in Beli. A special attraction of Cres is Vrana Lake, which is a unique karst phenomenon and the most important natural reservoir of drinking water on our islands - water from this lake supplies the entire archipelago - Cres, Losinj and smaller islands such as Ilovik, Susak and Unije. The level of Vrana Lake on Cres is below the level of the surrounding sea, and its bottom is below sea level at a depth of 74 meters.
Along with the inevitable city of Cres, whose center you can watch through our webcam and visit the narrowest house in the world (only 2 meters wide) and the Cres tower - part of the defensive walls built in the 16th century, you can also enjoy a beautiful panoramic view to Martinšćica. Let us mention the fishing village of Valun, known for the discovery of the Valun plate, and the town of Osor, which is located at the junction of Cres and Lošinj, which were once connected until the canal was dug, is also mentioned in Homer's Odyssey. During the summer traffic jam, check the traffic situation in the ferry port Merag.
If you want to enjoy the untouched nature, meet at least two faces of one and the same island, be sure to visit the island of Cres.