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Cres Island

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Address: Omisalj, Croatia
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Cres is great; Lubenice is the highlight.

We stayed on Cres for two nights and had a wonderful time exploring the island, swimming, and enjoying the old town. But the highlight was a drive we took to Lubenice. It's tricky... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed on Cres for two nights and had a wonderful time exploring the island, swimming, and enjoying the old town. But the highlight was a drive we took to Lubenice. It's tricky getting there. The road is a little treacherous and it takes quite some time to arrive at the town after leaving the main road. But it's well... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Cres is just wonderful. A great combination of old and new. Something for everyone, whether you like visiting the old historic parts or eating and drinking in the many superb restaurants and bars.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I loved Cres, it's such a beautiful island. Very narrow streets (if you can call them streets) with restaurants hidden away waiting to be discovered, the beautiful harbour lined with caffe bars, fresh fruit & veg sellers & small shops, ideal for a relaxed breakfast or meal just watching life going on around you. The scenery is also stunning.

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Paeroa, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent a few days on Cres and decided to stay in Cres itself. I think this was a good choice as it was less upmarket than Mali Losinj, and the other places would have been too small. It had plenty of places to eat and stay and the swimming was close to town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went for a week on the island of Cres expecting the usual seaside town instead we found a beautiful mediterranean island perfect for the whole family and friends. Great little restaurants (we ate fresh fish every nights), great big blue sea (swimming with fish, blue lagoon, extremely clean), fishing villages with lovely history and marinas and on top of... More 

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A lovely little town with a very picturesque harbour and lots of places to eat and drink.The best way to see this is by gooing on the Fish Picnic on the Klinica pirate boat.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is probably my favorite place in Croatia and I go to Croatia an average two times per year. The island's proximity to Italy destined it to have changed hands frequently over the centuries, leaving marks of both Italian and Slavic culture. Forget the overwhelming white stone buildings of Dalmatia, Cres is vibrant with colors and life. Cres town as... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After two days in Zagreb, we left for the island Krk, located in norhern part of Adriatic Sea, near the city of Rijeka. We travelled by the car, and in real manner, felt all the advantages of the super highway, that connected us with the island. What was before, one trip, three hours long, now or rather two years already,... More 

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Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Okay first of all as someone else already said, Omišalj is a small town on the Island Krk. Cres is a completely different island. Deffo one of the top 5 islands in Croatia. If you're a fan of bicycling, be sure to bring your bike along. I found the most amazing roads I've ever seen in my life. The whole... More 

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Buje, Istarska, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

One of the most beautiful islands in Croatia for sure. When you travel from one side to the other it does not look so atractive because on the main street you can't see the sea side. Go in the villages and away from the main road and everithing changes. The are planty of beaches that are difficult to find, on... More 

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Address: Omisalj, Croatia
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Primorje-Gorski Kotar County  >  Kvarner Bay Islands  >  Krk Island  >  Omisalj

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