Cres, Croatia - holiday information

Cres, Croatia – visitor information

The town of Cres during the summer months provides everything you need for an enjoyable holiday, from diverse entertainment to various excursions. It is located on the west side of the island, in the gulf, and is therefore protected from the wind. It is also called a historic town with a Venetian charm, and many cultural monuments stand as proof of its diversity. The old town is surrounded by walls with five towers, which are also the symbol of the city. Some of the more interesting landmarks of the town are: the Benedictine monastery from the fifteenth century, the Church of St. Isidore from the twelfth-century, church of St. Mary, and several churches that belong to the Renaissance and Gothic era. More detailed information about the historical importance of the city, see here.  The town of Cres also offers many tourist boats trips and  organizes festivals almost on a daily basis in the streets and squares. For the younger generations fun is guaranteed in the town’s disco club. For fine dining we recommend several restaurants (Ulika, Marina, Luna rossa) where you can taste the authentic dishes of the city. The city also offers sports activities, sailing, tennis or basketball and has its own soccer club. You can find accommodation in private houses, apartments, hotels or nearby camps.

Cres – basic information

Cres – population: 2959

Distance from bigger centres

Cres - Makarska. 438km, Cres- Split: 383km, Cres - Pula: 94km, Cres - Rijeka: 75km, Cres - Zadar: 268km, Cres - Šibenik: 326km, Cres - Dubrovnik: 613km, Cres - Zagreb: 207km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, camps


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Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, massage services, sauna

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, musical evenings in the town, cinema

Additional offer

organised trips to nearby destinations, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Cres – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, sports facilities near the beaches, nudistic beaches, rich gastronomic offer, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)