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Island of Cres

Island of Cres, Croatia

Medieval harbor Mandrac, waterfront promenade, coffee shops-bars, restaurants and apartments in Cres. Source: jutarnji.hr

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Along with the Island of Krk, Island of Cres is the largest Adriatic island. It is located in Kvarner Bay. It is a mountainous island with the coastline that is almost 250km long. Its village of Osor is connected to the Island of Losinj by drawbridge. Cres is especially interesting for its freshwater lake Vransko jezero (Lake Vrana), the largest cryptodepression in Croatia and a natural geographical phenomenon. Lake Vrana provides Cres and Losinj with water, which is one of the purest waters in Europe. Another interesting thing about Cres are the griffon vultures. Village of Beli on Cres is one of
Island of Cres, Croatia

Small village of Osor is connected to the Island of Losinj by drawbridge. Source: croatiabooking.info

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the last habitats of such a rare bird species. Town of Cres is the administrative centre and the largest settlement on the island. It is located in a well protected bay on the west side of the island. South part of the island is the location of ACI marina with 458 wet and 120 dry berths. Some of the more significant cultural and historical buildings in the town of Cres include: three 16th century city gates, the round tower, the 16th century Church of St. Mary of Snow, loggia with the pillar of shame, Franciscan Monastery, 15th century Patris family palacey, which is currently a museum, etc. Village
Island of Cres, Croatia

Beautiful beach beneath the old village of Lubenice; it is difficult to access by land. Source: apartmentsadria.com

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of Lubenice, the pearl of rural architecture, was built on a 378 meter high cliff. Beneath Lubenice, there is a beautiful cove that one can only reach on foot or by boat. Village of Valun is the location of the famous 11th century Valun plate. This is one of the oldest Glagolitic monuments. On the Island of Cres, one can find accommodation in hotels (hotel Kimen near the town of Cres or Zlatni lav in Martinscica), camps (Kovacine near Cres, Slatina near Martinscica, Brajdi near Beli, Zdovice in Valun, Baldarin naturist camp near Punta Kriza), family accommodation, boarding houses, villas, rooms and apartments. In the summer, anyone can find entertainment that suits them in Cres: evenings with music on restaurant terraces, classical and pop music concerts, folk celebrations or parties in one of the night clubs.

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Other destinations of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County: Banjol/Rab | Barbat/Rab | Baska/Krk | Crikvenica | Dramalj | Fuzine | Icici | Island of Krk | Island of Losinj | Island of Rab | Jadranovo | Kampor/Rab | Klenovica | Kostrena | Lopar/Rab | Lovran | Malinska/Krk | Matulji | Medveja | Moscenicka Draga | Njivice/Krk | Novi Vinodolski | Opatija | Punat/Krk | Rijeka | Risnjak NP | Selce | Silo/Krk | Supetarska Draga/Rab