If there is one thing to learn about Croatian islands, it’s that they are all different. Pag, for example, is all cheese and chalk, while Hvar is lavender and langoustines. Cres is the biggest Croatian island. 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. 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 is also famous for its self-sufficient water supply: a huge freshwater lake Vrana has enough water to comfortably supply both islands, Cres and Losinj with potable water of excellent quality. Immediate access to the lake is not allowed. Island Cres is connected with a short narrow bridge to the smaller but much more populated island Losinj. On the way along these two islands, the scenery keeps changing dramatically, from steep shores and high peaks to low plains and lagoons. Vegetation is incredibly diverse: from scarce rocky pastures, scattered olive and fig trees, to dense shrubs, coastal forests and finally rich pine forests.
Cres is relatively uninhabited, there are two seasons in Croatia: the quiet time and August. During the latter, any beach near a road is certain to be popular. With a canoe or kayak, places like Koromaćno near Belej are a good bet: a short paddle will soon reveal an empty beach. Watch out for the wind, though: the bura and the jugo are just two of the vicious local furies sent to torture mariners. Sea temperatures >>
Vidovici – A village with an extraordinary view of the Istrian Peninsula and numerous islands including Zeča, Lošinj and Unije forming part of the archipelago.
Plaža Kovačine – video 25min with bike ride along Cres Beach, summer 2016
8 min video – offroad bike ride from Sv. Salvador to Cres Town
11min video – bike ride around the Streets of Cres Town4 trips on Losinj you absolutely shouldn’t miss out if you’re into active holidays5* aerial video of Cres & Lubenice. Bild listed Sveti Ivan beach as 15th in the top 40 of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Cikat pine forest on Losinj. Camping, Aquapark, Lidl, ..