Town of Cres, island Cres

Town Cres is embraced by a deep bay on the northeast side of the eponymous island. The best way to explore the turbulent history of Cres is by visiting its Gothic and Renaissance sacral monuments: the Church of St. Isidore from the 12th century, the Church of St. Mary from the 15th century and the Franciscan monastery from the 14th century. The monastery museum displays a valuable ethnographic collection, numerous paintings and liturgical books. The houses of Cres are closely built next to each other, forming a harmonious unity that was once surrounded by high walls. In this idyllic ambience, you can find comfortable accommodation in family houses and apartments where hospitable hosts await you with open arms. The surrounding bays and beautiful pebble beaches with crystal clear sea are a paradise for tourists. The diligent hands of the locals have been cultivating the surrounding olive groves for centuries, so don't miss to taste the island’s premium olive oil, which goes particularly well with homemade sheep cheese and fresh fish prepared according to local recipes and ensures a true gastronomic pleasure. At the instigation of the island’s association Ruta and with the aim to preserve the original values of the island while respecting environmental standards, exhibitions, educational and creative workshops are held that include courses on felting wool or producing wool items. Don't miss the unique opportunity to learn all about these traditional crafts that best evoke the life on the island as it once was.

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