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Cres Island - Island of Cres - Otok Cres - Insel Cres

Cres Island is only one of the many natural looking tourist islands that help form an island chain known as the Dalmatian islands. The Dalmatian islands are situated in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia. Cres is the largest island in the chain, so it is able to accommodate more scenery, history, and other unique activities than its relative islands.

 

The terrain of the Island varies greatly while the west and south parts of the island have plenty of bays and pebbly beaches for typical water sports, the east and north parts of the island you will encounter rugged terrain which is characterized by steep cliffs and rugged and rough rocks. The visit, however, is worth it. Tourists who make this trek will enjoy ancient architecture, history and the preserved settlement of Beli. Beli is situated on a 130m high hill, and is built on the site of remains of a prehistoric hill fort. It is surrounded by a typically built village, complete with monuments including a stone head of King Abel. There are other churches, a cemetery, and ancient horse stables. It is evident that the ancient inhabitants used to be farmers and fisherman, although today their economy is now based mainly on tourism, camping and hiking in the countryside.

 

 

As the city of Beli is situated right on the edge of the beautiful forest of the Tramontane, there are quite a few activities you will want pursue in order to get some fresh air. Not just a forest, Tramontane features an organization called ECO CENTER, or “Capulet Insulae”. Operating in Beli, this is organization that works to preserve the natural versatility, and the original, cultural values of the island of Cres. They have established a permanent network of eco-educational paths that function as a single exhibition, “History and Art in Nature.”

 

The Island tours are important to take, the island of Cres dates back to the New Stone Age, continued life since the early times on the island has created an exceptionally rich, historical and cultural heritage. There are some preserved Liburnian ruins, early Catholic churches and monasteries can be found scattered around the island which are always worth visiting, the town remains dates back from the period of the Republic of Venice, and even monuments of the contemporary period.

 

Of course there is a beautiful fresh water lake, boating, fishing and all of the other beauty to enjoy when you visit the Cres Island.

 

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