TOWN OF CRES
The town of Cres exposed for millions of years to winds and waves, to building and demolition, is getting increasingly beautiful, pliable, dear, attractive, sought-after day by day. It offers a memorable experience: meeting with nature- fitting in the nature in the same manner man used to do in primordial times, before he found himself in the jaws of civilization which inevitably caused his gradual isolation and estrangement.
This scenery of humanity and
moderation rouses faith in a world which can be different from the
one we are living in - a world of good living and satisfaction in a
clean environment not threatened by ecological disaster.
The town of Cres is the ornament of the island of Cres and its biggest settlement. It is situated on the northeastern part of a deep and well protected bay full of vast, sunbathed beaches. The town was patiently built in centuries by farm laborers and sailors.
The rapid development of yachting confirms that the old saying "Navigare necesse est" is getting increasingly important. It symbolizes the need man has always had for the element which is the source of life, for that primordial strength which frightens every experienced sailor but at the same time attracts him, regenerating his heart and soul. Entering the Cres acquatorium you feel to be facing fascinating beauties still to be discovered. The long coast precipitating towards the sea, wrapped in thick Mediterranean vegetation resembles a homogeneous and impenetrable mantle, interrupted here and then by the dazzling whiteness of the beaches.
The glittering of the sea discloses deep bays in which the people wishing to seclude themselves and live in harmony with the natural rules of the universe may cast anchor. On the other hand, those looking for greater comfort and new acquaintances will certainly find all this in the Cres and Lošinj marinas.
The most important cultural and historical monuments in Cres are: