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Cres

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Cres is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea.

Towns

  • Cres
  • Beli
  • Lubenice
  • Cres
  • Osor


Understand

The island of Cres is the biggest island by size in the Adriatic and is located in the northern part of the Gulf of Kvarner. Its southern part is connected to the island of Lošinj by a trestle bridge.

Cres is a hilly island, 66 km long and ranging in width from 2 to 12 km. The island's coastline , 248 km long, is indented; its western and southern part have a plenty of bays and pebbly beaches while the northern and eastern part are characterized with steep and rough rocks.

The fresh water lake of Vrana deserves attention as an unusual natural phenomenon. It is one of the deepest fresh water lakes in Eastern Europe, going down 76 meters at its deepest point (below sea-level!). Its fresh water supplies drinking water for the population of both Cres and Lošinj islands. Therefore it is very highly guarded and illegal to swim and fish in.

Talk

Croatian

Get in

Cres can be reached via ferry from the island Krk or from the Istrian peninsula ([[1]] line Brestova-Porozina).

For the sake of orientation, here are some rough distances for those who prefer coming by car:

Braislava - 520 km, Budapest - 530 km, Ljubljana - 165 km, Milano - 520 km, Munich - 560 km, Prague - 860 km, Vienna - 555 km, Zagreb - 185 km


Losinj island, which is connected with a bridge to Cres island at Osor town, has an airport.

Get around

The island is really hilly which means the roads are curvy and sometimes as narrow as one path. Be prepared for slow travel and careful maneuvers.

See

  • Lams, griffon vulture and several other types.
  • Beli


Do

  • Watersports.
  • Scuba diving.
  • Hiking - there are designated hiking routes starting from Eko-centar in Beli.
  • Cycling - Cres is renowned for the demanding ups-and-downs.

Eat

Seafood, lamb, olive oil.

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

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