One of the larger islands with the population of only 3.000. It is in the Gulf of Kvarner and well connected with the mainland. It used to be connected to Lošinj but when the channel was dredged it was reconnected by a bridge.
The town of Cres is a pleasant place with many narrow streets well adapted to tourism and visitors. It has a marina and the whole bay is very suitable for various water activities.
Near the town is and interesting fresh water lake in places 76 m deep. There is a legend which claims that there is a castle at the bottom of the lake and sometimes the tower bells can be heard ringing.