CRES, a town on the western coast of the island of Cres, in the northern part of a well protected bay. Northern and north-eastern sides of the bay of the same name gently descend toward the sea. At their foot are fertile fields with olive-groves. Chief occupations include farming, vegetable growing, viniculture, fishing and tourism. The geographical location, climatic conditions, ferry lines with the mainland and beautiful beaches foster development of tourism. Cres is located on the island road Mali Losinj - Porozina.
There are many opportunities for those who are keen on sports and recreational activities. Very interesting is the diving school with a long tradition, which offers programs on all levels, from beginners to professionals, but also tennis, miniature golf, table tennis and sea water sports (yachting, windsurfing). Renting of boats and yachts is also possible. Traditionally, Cres is the host of a famous regatta event - Cres Cup. Once a week there is there a cultural and entertaining program. Regular events include the Reception of Old Ships (2nd - 3rd of July), and the famous Lubenice Music Nights. In the vicinity of Cres is the village of Orlec (12 km), the natural habitat of white-headed vulture. A special attraction is watching of these rare birds in flight.