The Island of Cres


The island of Cres is located in the wide Bay of Kvarner and is the biggest Adriatic island.

The coastline of the island is indented and abounds with many bays and pebble beaches in the west and south while the northern and eastern parts are crowned with steep and savage cliffs. Cres is the biggest Adriatic island with several climate and vegetation zones boasting itself with a rare natural phenomenon – a freshwater lake in the very middle of the island (Vrana Lake) serving as a resource of potable water. Moreover, along with Krk and Lošinj, today Cres is considered to have one of the richest flora the largest number of which is made up of relic and endemic plants. The richness of flora is accompanied by the richness of fauna: both plant and animal wealth poses a real challenge to nature lovers. On the very island of Cres there is one of the last habitats of a very rare bird – the Eurasian griffon. Interestingly enough, there are no poisonous snakes on the island. Today Cres is the most sparsely populated island in both the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea: its inhabitants breed sheep, grow olives, process medicinal herbs, keep bees, grow fish and are recently engaged in tourism.

The island of Cres was populated already in the early Stone Age. Continuity of life on the island is portrayed in a remarkably rich cultural and historic heritage: from the Liburnian hill-forts, remnants of Ancient cities, early Catholic churches scattered around the island, convents, and remains of city heritage from Venetian period up to the monuments of today. Although various influences have extended all over the island, the typical island way of life has managed to preserve its indigenousness and autonomy. This is particularly pictured in preservation of language i.e. the so called Chakavian dialect that is still spoken nowadays and in language, habit and dance idiosyncrasies as well as folk costumes preserved in every town and village on the island. It is worth mentioning that every village has its own patron saint is celebrated in a particularly festal way: apart from liturgy of the mass, traditional festivities are also being arranged.

Useful information:

POLICE: 192

FIREMEN: 193

AMBULANCE: 194

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 112

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE: 987

RESCUE AT SEA: 9155

GENERAL INFORMATION: 981

TRAFFIC AND ROAD CONDITIONS: 060 520 520, +385 1 4640 800

DOCTOR’S:

Turion 26, Cres, +385 51 571 247, 572 214

Martinščica 92, Martinščica, +385 51 574 127

DENTIST: +385 51 572 216, 572 217

PHARMACY: Trg Frane Petrića 4, Cres, +385 51 571 243

TOURIST INFORMATION: +385 51 571 535

FERRY:

Jadrolinija Rijeka +385 51 211 444, 666 100

Merag – Valbiska +385 51 863 170

Porozina – Brestova +385 51 840 620

CATAMARAN:

U.T.O. Kapetan Luka +385 21 872 994, fax: +385 21 872 877, www.krilo.hr

Ta “TURIST BIRO CRES” +385 51 571 133

BUS STATION +385 51 572 050

BANKS:

ERSTE 062/376 650

PBZ +385 51 573 309

PBZ MARTINŠĆICA +385 51 574 107

POST OFFICE:

CRES +385 51 525 888

MARTINŠĆICA +385 51 574 135

PETROL STATIONS:

INA GRAD +385 51 571 250

INA ACI MARINA +385 51 571 334

PORT OF CRES AUTHORITY +385 51 571 111

PORT AUTHORITY +385 51 571 114

REPAIR CENTER FOR SHIPS:

“OMEGAMAR” +385 51 571 380

BRODOGRADILIŠTE CRES +385 51 571 324

TAXI +385 98 947 5592, 098 396 428, 095 921 6123

INTERNET:

TA “CROATIA” +385 51 573 053

CITY LIBRARY +385 51 571 054

GAS CYLINDERS FOR CAMPING SITE:

INA ACI MARINA +385 51 571 334

A/C “Slatina” +385 51 574 127

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