Cres Island, Croatia

Cres is an Adriatic island in Croatia. It is one of the northern islands in the Kvarner Gulf and can be reached via ferry from the island Krk or from the Istrian peninsula. There are many towns on the Island that are all connected by a single road that runs down the middle of the island, on one side is the ferry from the main land (around the city of Pula) and on the other side is the bridge to Mali Lošinj, which was once connected, but are now separated by a water way.

The Cres town centre is filled with shops where tourists can buy Cres' specialties, home made olive oil and wine. The town is not made for cars, it is a walking city, and can be related to many Italian cities due to its narrow streets. Cres also has a marina nearby, which has recently been awarded the blue flag status, with many boats in it.

Things to See & Do

* Cres town centre
* Swimming & water sports
* Vrana Lake
* Ornithological station

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Kuna (HRK)
Language – Croatian
Land Area – 405.78 km²
Population – 4,500 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 385

Port Location – The port of Cres is located at the city centre.

Travel Links – By motor vehicle Cres Island can be regularly accessed by car ferries from Brestova on the Istrian Peninsula or from Valbiska on Krk Island (Otok Krk). During summer months a car ferry operates between Zadar and Mali Losinj

By passenger boat the above services operate along with regular services from Rijeka. During summer months a passenger service operates between Venice and Mali Losinj.

A bus service exists from Zagreb, Rijeka and Mali Losinj.

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