island Cres

The island of Cres is the second largest island in Croatia. It covers a surface of 405,78 square meters; it is 66km long and 12km wide at its widest point. It is located on the northern part of the Kvarner bay and stretches in the north-south direction. Over the course of history, the island of Cres was connected to the island of Losinj, but the islands were separated by a canal later on. The highest peak of the island is Gorice (645m) and the most famous natural phenomenon Lake Vransko.

Lake Vransko is a freshwater lake, as well as the most valuable source of drinking water for the entire archipelago. The surface of the lake is above sea level and its bottom (74m deep) is located below sea level. It is the biggest crypto-depression in Croatia. Favorable Mediterranean climate has contributed to the development of flora and fauna. The island holds 1300 plant species, many of which are endemic. The island of Cres is also one of the last habitats of the only vulture in Croatia – White-headed eagle. The population is mainly engaged in tourism, agriculture, fishing and beekeeping.

 The town of Cres is located on the northern part of the island. You can see numerous sites in the town, such as the three town gates, St. Izidor’s church from the 12th century, town loggia with the pole of shame, Franciscan monastery, female Benedictine monastery, the Patris family palace, as well as numerous other cultural edifices. Sports and recreation lovers can practice tennis, sailing, windsurfing and countless other sport activities. The true pearls of the island of Cres are its beaches which can be reached by following ancient paths or by a boat. You can reach the island of Cres with regular ferry lines.

During season, you can come to the island from Pula, Zadar and Rijeka, as well as from Venice and Ancona twice a week.

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* prices for June 2024 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

  • Martinscica - island Cres,
  • Persons: 2-8
  • Guests rating: 5.0
Apartment - Cres - island Cres Apartment Anton From 107 €
  • Cres - island Cres,
  • Persons: 4-5
  • Guests rating: 4.6
  • Most recent reservation 3 days ago
House - Osor Villa Antigua From 642 €
  • Osor,
  • Persons: 4-7
  • Most recent reservation 1 days ago
Apartment - Cres - island Cres Apartment Oliva From 90 €
  • Cres - island Cres,
  • Persons: 2-3
  • Most recent reservation 6 days ago

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