Cres is a famous tourist town in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county in Croatia.
It is situated in a large natural bay on the west side of the island Cres.
It is the biggest town on the island of Cres with about 2,500 inhabitants and it is also the administrative center of the whole island.
This area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and at the place of today's town in ancient times was an old fort Crepsa, after which the city of Cres got its name.
Because of its location in a protected bay, over the centuries marine, fisheries, trade, and shipbuilding were developing.
The locals have traditionally lived from olive growing, as evidenced by the numerous old olive groves throughout the island.
In the mid 19th century, first visitors and tourists from Opatija riviera came to Cres, therefore, the city has a long tradition in tourism.
Today, tourism is the dominant economic sector that is booming, and accommodation other than in a hotel and camping can be found in numerous and comfortable apartments, rooms and holiday homes within private family accommodation.
In the town of Cres, there are several beautiful beaches, mostly along the beautiful Lungo Mare - St.
Mikula and along the coast of St.
Tourist offering along the beach is a very rich and varied, with many restaurants
There is also a sports and recreation center in hotel Kimen and diving center Cres
The beaches are ideal for families with children because of their purity and size, and some of them hold the blue flag
For adventurers and lovers of active holidays, we recommend going to the smaller towns in the area: Lubenice, Beli, Valun or Orlec which offer beautiful untouched beaches
Some of these places are so untouched that you have a feeling that time had stopped
The whole island of Cres has a lot of bicycle trails and pedestrian paths, and because the island is relatively steep, trails will take you to the beautiful viewpoints which offer a breathtaking view of the entire Kvarner
If you're lucky you can see the protected griffon vulture or the entire family of dolphins that live here
The gastronomy of Cres is very rich and consist of lamb, sheep cheese, olive oil, venison, fresh fish and seafood
During the summer, on the main square are organized many cultural and gastronomic events, so you will certainly never be bored
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