Welcome to Malinska
Once the main port for the export of wood on the island, Malinska is now essentially a sprawl of colourful holiday apartments grouped around a little marina. Sheltered from the winds and averaging 260 sunny days per year, it became a popular holiday destination with the Viennese aristocracy back in the dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Now the tidy gardens and well-kept abodes speak to a large population of retirees. The surrounding Dubašnica area is scattered with little villages.
Although it's a little removed from the island's main sights, and there are more attractive towns elsewhere, the location is handy for the Cres–Rijeka buses and for its proximity to the ferry and airport.