Lubenice Beach

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Lubenice Beach

Top choice in Cres Island

One of Kvarner’s most remote and beautiful beaches, this secluded cove is accessed by following a steep path through the scrub. The 45-minute descent is a breeze, but coming back up is more of a challenge (you might want to take a taxi boat from Valun or Cres).

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1. Valun Beach


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2. St Mark's Church

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3. St Mary of the Snow Church

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4. Cres Museum

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5. Trg Frane Petrića

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7. Osor Archaeological Collection

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8. Church of the Assumption

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