Cres 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 clear skies.

Although 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. 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.

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Wind3.6 m/s
Cloudiness4 %
Temperature (min/max)23/26 °C
Pressure1017 hpa
Humidity36 %
Last update: 19 Sep 2020 @ 17:43

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