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Croatian in Cres Town

Konoba Bukaleta

Cres lamb gets the top billing at this down-to-earth village restaurant, which has been run by the same family for well over three decades. Try it breaded, grilled or roasted on the spit, or tuck into homemade gnocc…
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…
Croatian in Cres Town

Gostionica Belona

This excellent local tavern plates up Cres seafood, lamb dishes, grilled meat and salads. The roadside terrace isn't in the prettiest location, so try instead for a seat indoors. It has excellent service, a good Cro…
Seafood in Cres Town


This well-established place spills onto the harbourside promenade and is the local choice for fish and seafood: scampi, squid and prawns.
Church in Cres Town

St Mary of the Snow Church

Just inside the main harbour gate, this church's facade is notable for the 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 Ma…
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.