Cres Town attractions

Square in Cres Town

Trg Frane Petrića

Right by the harbour, the main town square was the scene of public announcements, financial transactions and festivals under Venetian rule. It’s now the site of a morning fruit-and-vegetable market. Look for the gra…
Church in Cres Town

St Mary of the Snow Church

Just inside the main harbour gate, this church is notable for its Renaissance portal with a relief of the Virgin and Child. A glassed-in foyer allows you to peer inside, but the church is only open during Mass. If y…
Arts Centre in Cres Town


This local collective promotes the island’s cultural tradition of wool weaving and felting. Using the discarded wool of indigenous Cres sheep, the craftspeople make wonderful slippers, hats, handbags and clothes. If…
Museum in Cres Town

Cres Museum

Housed in the Arsan Renaissance palace just off the harbour front, this local museum is worth the modest entry fee for its 16th-century Venetian architecture and its displays on various aspects of local life.