Cres is the second largest Adriatic island in Croatia, it is also one of the northern islands in the Kvarner Gulf and can be reached by sea from the island of Krk or from the Istrian Peninsula.
The island is long and spindly in shape and the main resort in the area is Cres Town which reminds to many visitors of an Italian village due to its previous Venetian rule and because it hosts many buildings dating back since the 15th and the 16th centuries.
The terrain of the island of Cres is greatly varied, the western and the southern parts is dotted with numerous bays and pebbly beaches, a perfect haven for typical water sports while the eastern and the northern parts, the terrain is rugged and is characterized by many steep cliffs and rough rocks.
Cres is also a renowned yacht charter destination in the area and hosts the main port of Cres at Cres town and several man-made marinas around the island.
The ACI Marina Cres is located at Sveti Kuzma and can accommodate up to 473 yachts measuring up to 35m long.
There is also a smaller marina in Martinscica, Marina Martinscica with 60 berths for yachts having a maximum length of 30m.
You will also find some good marinas in the area nearby like Marina Punat and Marina Luka Rabac in Rabac.
Cres is often defined as one of the most beautiful island in the Kvarner Gulf and this has proved to be true as it is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
In Martinscica, you will find the famous camp of Slatina which hides one of the most beautiful and famous beaches on the island. It is dotted with numerous small white stones extending over 500m afar and that gently dive into the azure-blue sea.
Due to the quality of its waters and its many services, it has also been awarded the Blue Flag.