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Cres is an island in Croatia located in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the largest island in the Kvarner Gulf and the second largest in the Adriatic Sea after Krk. The island has a population of 3,092 and covers an area of 405 square kilometers.

Cres is located off the coast of Istria and is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island is known for its natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination in Croatia. The island is home to many small villages and towns, including Cres Town, Beli, Lubenice, Valun, and Osor.

The island has a long history, dating back to the Iron Age. In the 4th century BC, the island was part of the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages, the island was part of the Venetian Republic and then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the 20th century, the island was part of Yugoslavia and then Croatia.

The island has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The island is known for its olive groves and vineyards and is home to a variety of wildlife, including the endangered Mediterranean monk seal.

Cres is an important cultural center in Croatia, with many churches, museums, and monuments. The island is also home to many festivals and events, including the Cres Music Festival and the Cres Summer Festival. The island is also home to a number of beaches, making it a popular destination for beachgoers.

Cres is a beautiful island with a rich history and culture. It is a popular tourist destination in Croatia and offers something for everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in Cres

As a tourist in Cres, Croatia, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities on the island:

1. Explore the Old Town of Cres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover its ancient history.

2. Take a boat tour around the island and admire the stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.

3. Visit the Cres Town Museum and learn about the island's culture and heritage.

4. Relax on one of the many beaches around the island, such as Punta Križa and Valun.

5. Go hiking in the lush forests and hills of the island and admire the stunning views.

6. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Osoršćica Nature Park.

7. Visit the nearby islands of Lošinj and Unije, and explore their unique wildlife.

8. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy the fresh seafood dishes and local wines.

9. Visit the nearby town of Mali Lošinj, and explore its beautiful architecture and vibrant culture.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby city of Rijeka and explore its historic sites and attractions.

Experience Cres with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Cres. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Cres

The climate in Cres, Croatia is temperate, with mild winters and warm summers. In winter, temperatures range from an average low of 4°C to an average high of 11°C, while in summer, temperatures range from an average low of 18°C to an average high of 28°C. Spring is generally mild and sunny, while autumn brings cooler temperatures and more precipitation. Rainfall is relatively low throughout the year, with the highest amounts occurring in autumn and winter.

Cruise weather for Cres

Our weather forecast for Cres helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 24.4 °C
20.9 m/s
44.3 m/s
29.7 %
24.1 m
47.7 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 22.8 °C
7.6 m/s
18.4 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
48.9 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 32.5 °C
min: 23.8 °C
5.0 m/s
11.9 m/s
0.8 %
24.1 m
54.2 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 32.4 °C
min: 24.9 °C
6.8 m/s
19.1 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
55.1 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 23.2 °C
33.8 m/s
71.6 m/s
0.4 %
24.1 m
54.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 23.1 °C
28.1 m/s
40.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
52.8 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 23.6 °C
15.5 m/s
16.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
57.6 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 23.8 °C
13.0 m/s
10.4 m/s
22.7 %
24.1 m
59.9 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 22.2 °C
19.4 m/s
33.8 m/s
35.8 %
22.3 m
68.7 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 24.3 °C
21.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
2.6 %
24.1 m
61.0 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 24.5 °C
13.6 m/s
14.4 m/s
23.3 %
24.1 m
59.6 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 25.1 °C
15.8 m/s
14.8 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
66.2 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 24.6 °C
26.6 m/s
43.2 m/s
37.3 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 24.8 °C
25.1 m/s
41.6 m/s
63.4 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 8th 2024 Aug. 8th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 23.8 °C
15.5 m/s
20.5 m/s
53.4 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Cres

Would you like to travel to Cres on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Cres.

Scheduled ship calls in Cres, Croatia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 12th 2025 Thursday, 12th of Jun. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 2nd 2025 Wednesday, 2nd of Jul. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 31st 2025 Thursday, 31st of Jul. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 20th 2025 Wednesday, 20th of Aug. 2025 Star Flyer 12:00 am 12:00 am

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