Cres Island is the largest island of the 1,200 islands in the Croatian archipelago.
Cres Island is situated in north western Croatia, to the east of the Istrian Peninsula, one hours drive from the borders of Italy and Slovenia. The nearest airports with international connections are situated in Trieste (Italy), Pula and Zagreb (Croatia).
The island experiences an idyllic mediterranean climate. During the summer months sea temperatures reach 25 degrees making Cres Island ideal for water sports and sunbathing.
The Adriatic Sea is considered to be one of the cleanest seas in the world. The seas calm nature makes it ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing, boating and fishing.
During other seasons Cres Island offers a pleasant escape from harsher northern hemisphere climates and allows outdoor activities such as sightseeing, cycling, fishing and hunting. There are many kilometres of walking tracks and promenades for visitors.
Agro-tourism opportunities exist all year round. Agricultural activities provide an exciting experience for visitors living in urban areas. Tourist involvement assists local inhabitants in maintaining traditional agricultural activities and methods that have been used by local inhabitants for centuries.
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. More information can be found on www.jadrolinija.hr
A bus service exists from Zagreb, Rijeka and Mali Losinj.