WELCOME TO THE ISLAND CRES - A BEACH AND NATURE PARADISE OF CROATIA
are pleased you have chosen our website to find out about island Cres’
rich historical, cultural and natural heritage, as well as everything this
beautifully preserved island has to offer today to a demanding tourist.
main intention was to give extensive information about island Cres, hoping
you could find your shelter in its many coves, caves and beach lagunas,
tranquillity in its clean deep blue sea or entertainment among its friendly
Croatia is arguably Europe’s best kept secret, island Cres would definitely
make it among Croatia’s best kept secrets. If you are looking for that
last European unspoilt piece of paradise, then island Cres truly is Croatian
eco-tourism at its best. Island Cres hosts some of the most beautiful
beaches and lagunas in Croatia (Valun, Lubenice - Sv Ivan, Meli, Mali
Bok and many other small secluded beaches). We hope the information provided
on this website indeed reflects the real picture of this beautiful Croatian
island, and if this is what you are looking for, we will be very happy
to host you and help create your dream holiday.
is the biggest Croatian island, situated at the northern tip of Kvarner
gulf. Island Cres is long and narrow mountainous island stretching 66
km in length and only from 2 to 12 km in width. The coast is indented
with the total length of 248 km. This means plenty of coves, bays and
fine mainly pebbly beaches for you to explore on its western and southern
side, while northern and eastern shore is rather steep and rocky, with
some spectacular scenery, inhabited only by the biggest bird in Europe,
the endangered griffon vulture, which could be often seen gliding in the
scarcely populated, island Cres has been inhabited since later stone age.
This is why island Cres is reach in historical and cultural sites, including
ancient cities and buildings remains, early roman-catholic churches and
chapels, Glagolitic engravings in stone, Venetian heritage buildings and
recent monuments and sculptures.
interesting phenomenon about island Cres is the absence of poisonous snakes,
even though they are common in the Kvarner area.
January – St Isidor day (the patron saint of Cres city) : city
January – St Anton (Orlec, Beli)