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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental on Cres, Kvarner Islands, Croatia your home away from home

Cres, pronounced "Tsres" is a lovely island just off the Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. Although it is the largest of the Croatian islands, it has an area of 405 km ² and just over 3000 residents. The Vrana Lake is the island's main freshwater supply and the high peak of Gorice is 650m above sea level. Cres has a rich and diverse wildlife including dolphins, the rare white-headed griffon vultures and more than 1100 plant species including endemic rare plants. With pretty beaches and scenic walks Cres makes a great away-from-it-all sunshine holiday base.

Things to Do on Cres, Croatia

Walking

The island has miles of trails and hiking paths which make this a great way to appreciate the wonderful wildlife on the island. Birds and plants are abundant in this unspoilt area which has dense forests of oak, beech and chestnut. From your holiday home on Cres enjoy the pleasant coastal walkway to the bay of Gavza.

Beaches

The island of Cres has a long fragmented coastline and the south coast has many bays and pebbled beaches, compared to the bare rock cliffs on the north and eastern coasts.

Boat Trips

There are plenty of ferries which connect the island with some of the other 36 islands including Losinj, Rijeka, Pula and Zadar. They all make a pleasant day trip from your Cres holiday home.

Places to Visit Around Cres, Kvarner Islands

Cres

The main town on Cres is the town of the same name. Its centre has plenty of shops selling local produce such as olive oil and wine. It is a pedestrainized town best explored on foot as it has many narrow streets. The pretty port has many boats bobbing in the clear waters.

Beli

Follow the road up from the Port of Porozina to the high point on the high hill of Sis before descending to the village of Beli. This is a fortified town which dates back to prehistoric times as early as 4000BC. It has a cluster of houses, a harbour and a pebble beach.

Lubenice

Opposite Valun on the plateau which runs along the centre of the island, the Romans named this place Hibernitis which means "Winterly" for its stormy winds. It has an unassailable fortress on top of the 378m high cliff sheltered by a protective wall with two doorways. It resembles the deck of a ship rather than a hilltop village.

Weather at Cres, Croatia

The island has a variance in temperatures with the northern coast slightly cooler and wetter than the south coast. The east coast is exposed to the "Bora", the cold north wind. Summer temperatures on the island reach an average 29°C (84°F) and fall to around 10°C (50° F) in the winter.

Travel to Cres, Kvarner Islands

The nearest airport to your Cres holiday rental is the Rijeka (RJK) airport on the island of Krk or use the mainland airport in Trieste (TRS). Cres is easy to reach by ferry from the island of Krk or the Istrian peninsula via the ferry company Brestova-Porozina.

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                                                                                                  An ideal apartment for a wonderful holiday

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Wonderful holiday based at Sena's extremely comfortable, relaxing and well equipped apartment. Barbara, who met us, could also not have been more helpful. Kitchen in particular was extremely well equipped and it felt like home from home - everything we needed was on hand. Sena responded quickly to any contact we made and phoned us on arrival to check all was well. The views are amazing. Quiet residential area enabled us to feel that we lived there.Small touches like tea bags and coffee , herbs, oil etc in kitchen very much appreciated. I wish we had stayed longer!!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                  Attractively renovated and central apartment

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  The owner, Rachela, was very helpful and replied promptly to our e-mails. She kindly arranged for us to pay by credit card through Home Away. The Home Away website is a little deceiving as the pictures shown are for two different properties, run by the same owner. Apt. Daniela has no outside roof deck. Rachela is aware that the write up and pictures are misleading and has pointed this out to Home Away. The apartment is quite small but is very well appointed. It is very tastefully decorated and furnished and had everything that we needed for a comfortable city stay. Rachela's charming father greeted us and explained how everything worked - his English is much better than he thinks! He lives next door and he took us to the enclosed private parking area, a short way up the hill. This involved use of a key and a phone call to him to de-activate a rising bollard but we got used to the system and it avoided searching for small change and a space in a public car park. The apartment is clean and the hot water system and cooking facilities are excellent. We used the sitting area as a second bedroom and the beds were comfortable. We did miss having an outside dining area but we were out most of the time and the proximity to the city's facilities was great. The attractive harbour area has free wi-fi hotspots. The apartment is central - walk straight across the main square, coming from the harbour direction,for about two hundred metres and the apartment is to the left up an alleyway. It initially took us quite a while to locate it! We had a hire car and enjoyed touring the island of Krk and it was easy to access the airport on the island for a direct two hour flight to London Stansted. There's not much to do at the airport so don't arrive too early. We would highly recommend this unusual and attractive apartment for a couple, or small group of friends. It is not suitable for the elderly, or for very small children, as the stairs are steep. Be prepared to battle with the front door key - the lock is tricky - and to be woken by the bells at the Cathedral! On the positive side, you will get a very warm greeting from Dr. Mohr.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2013
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013