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Beli (Italian: Caisole) is a village in Cres island.


Beli is one of the oldest settlements on Cres which used to play a prominent role in the past. A settlement organised like an acropolis [1], Beli is situated on a 130m high hill above the north-eastern coast of the island, on the site of a prehistoric hill-fort. Today it is a closely-built village with narrow stone-clad streets.

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From the main road of Cres island there is a 7 km long narrow curvy road leading to Beli, sometimes as narrow as one path. If driving, be prepared for slow traffic and careful maneuvers on the serpentines.

Excursion boats arrive at the port of Beli.

Get around[edit]

The port of Beli, the beach and the camping is located at the bottom of the hill of Beli. It can be reached with a few minutes drive (good brakes are essential for this road!) or 10-15 minutes walk.

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The village has a wonderful setting on the top of the hill. Narrow streets, small houses give it a real Mediterranean feel.

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Eko Centar Caput Insulae [2] works the integral protection of Eurasian Griffon Vultures [3], organizes exhibitions and organizes eco-tourism programmes. They offer seven hiking routes around Beli.

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There are two restaurants in Beli

  • Restaurant Tramontana is located on top of the hill, in the Pansion.

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The buffet at the beach offers drinks, sandwiches and ice-cream until late.

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Many rooms and apartments are available for rent: more in the village on the hill-top and a few also next to the beach.

Camping Brajdi[edit]

One-star but cozy camping, small in size so ideal for families.Located right next to the beach. Very basic shop, and a buffet nearby.



Beli has a Post Office opening Mon-Fri 9-12am. Stamps, phonecards etc.

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