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Island of Cres

The Island of Cres is in the northern part of the Kvarner region. Losinj Island and Cres Island are separated by just a narrow canal, but they offer different attractions and atmospheres. Compared to Losinj Island, the 68 kilometer-long island of Cres has a much wider surface and high cliffs.

Cres Island is famous for several unexplained phenomenon, such as the extremely clean freshwater of the 5-sq.km lake Vran known for its unique hydrological and geological characteristics. The island of Cres is also the home of the white-headed vulture, which cannot be found anywhere else.

Beaches on island Cres, Croatia:

  • Valun - two beautiful pebbly beaches located near small fishing settlement Valun
  • Kamp Slatina - one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Cres is located near small village called Martinscica
  • Uvala Meli - long sandy and pebbly beach, located on the southern part of the Island of Cres. This beautiful, hidden beach is ideal for playing in the shoal which is covered with a fine sand.
  • Tiha - long pebbly beach which is covered with thick wood. The beach in the bay Tiha is especcialy suitable for families with small kid and those who want to enjoy in beauties of the nature.
  • Beach Sveti Ivan under the beautiful village of Lubenice. This beach has been listed as the 15th most beautiful in the world by 'Bild'.
  • Bay Koromacna - secluded swimming spot on the eastern side of the island Cres. There won't be much traffic or crowds in this wonderful bay.
  • Beach Mali bok - under the village of Orlec, on the western coast of island Cres.


Being a popular destination of nature lovers, Cres Island is friendly to tourists with accommodation on private homes, offering rooms and apartments for rent. Restaurants are found all around the island that boasts the traditional roasted lamb and exceptionally delicious seafood. Water activities on the island of Cres include deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and sailing throughout Kvarner bay.

Island of Cres - attractions:

  • Lake Vrana - a freshwater lake located on the beautiful island of Cres. The town of Cres has been supplied with drinking water from the lake since 1953. Lake is 1500 meters wide and about 7 km long.
  • Town Walls in Osor - once a big town, now it's only a small village. The village is very old, and you can breathe its history when you walk on the streets paved with stones.
  • The Griffon vulture - these huge birds are extinct in most European countries, but not on Cres and the neighbouring islands of Krk and Prvic.
  • Osor’s music nights - traditional cultural spectacle, held in July and August in Cathedral “Stolnica uznesenja Marijina”.
  • Glagolitic lapidary in Valun
  • A number of Renessaince palaces of noble families from Cres
  • Osor museum - collection of items from different eras - from ancient to middle age.
  • Museum in town Cres where you can find archaeological items from different eras in history, as well as collection of books.
  • St. Gaudentius Church in Osor
  • A Franciscan monastery in town of Cres
  • The church of St. Isidor from the 12th century, in town of Cres


A visit to the island of Cres allows you to witness its cultural and historical heritage, but provides the modern facilities of a tourist destination. From Italy, Cres Island can be reached by taking a ferry to Mali Losinj and driving up to Cres. From Rijeka, Cres Island is just a two-and-a-half bus ride away.

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Private accommodation - Island of Cres

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Price 45 – 127 €
Center 0m
Beach 150m
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To our dear guests we offer 3 apartments for rent. Apartments are well equipped and furnished. A parking space is guaranteed to the visitors for the duration of their stay. There are many famous attractions nearby, including: Mrgari (24,1 km), Caput Insulae Ecology Paths (17,6 km), Lubenice (10,2 km), Kosljun Franciscan Monastery (18 km), Stara Baska (21,6 km). Many travel agencies organize day trips to nearby towns: Rab (36 Km), Novalja (58 Km), Veli Losinj (50 Km), Mali Losinj (48 Km), Pag (77 Km). Some of the best beaches in Cres area: Baran (beach in town of Novi Vinodolski, 35,2 km from town of Cres), Portopizana ( town of Krk, 14,8 km from town of Cres), Skar (beach in town of Supetarska Draga, 31 km ). This accommodation is located 31 km from the Rijeka / Krk airport. Diving centers scuba center Neptun Silo (town of Silo, 29 km from Cres), scuba center Aquanaut Krnica (town of Krnica, 31 km from Cres), diving club Squatina Baska (town of Baska) offer attractive excursions that are within easy reach. For your safety, diving centres are strictly controlled by the Ministry for Maritime Affairs.
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Price 52 – 154 €
Center 0m
Beach 1,5km
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We offer superb service, comfortable accommodation units: Holiday apartment 1 : Apartment can accommodate up 6 guests, in 2 bedrooms. Apartment is air conditioned. Rental prices from 52EUR. Holiday apartment 2 : Fully furnished and equipped holiday apartment, 28 square meters, sleeps up to 3 people. Holiday apartment 3 : Apartment (36 square meters) can accommodate up 4 guests, in 2 bedrooms. Apartment is air conditioned. Kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances. Holiday apartment is fully furnished and equipped. There is a decent restaurant nearby, and a supermarket nearby. Restaurant is 10000 meters away, diving center is cca 28000 meters from the apartments, beach is 1500 meters from the apartments, disco club is cca 28000 meters from the accommodation unit. The international Rijeka / Krk airport (31km away) has direct connections with all major European cities. 3 reasons you should visit town of Cres this summer: possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, excellent cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for sailing around islands.
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Price 79 – 129 €
Center 0m
Beach 100m
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Holiday apartments in Valun with two bedrooms and a private terrace to relax in the evenings. Free parking place. Attractions in the vicinity: Cres Museum (8,2 km), Bishops Palace (23,6 km), Osor Sculptures (23,6 km), Kosljun Franciscan Monastery (24,4 km), Church of the Assumption (23,5 km). Holiday Apartments are in a good neighborhood, very quiet and safe position.

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