The coastline of the island is indented and abounds with many bays and pebble beaches in the west and south while the northern and eastern parts are crowned with steep and savage cliffs. Cres is the biggest Adriatic island with several climate and vegetation zones boasting itself with a rare natural phenomenon – a freshwater lake in the very middle of the island (Vrana Lake) serving as a resource of potable water. Moreover, along with Krk and Lošinj, today Cres is considered to have one of the richest flora the largest number of which is made up of relic and endemic plants. The richness of flora is accompanied by the richness of fauna: both plant and animal wealth poses a real challenge to nature lovers. On the very island of Cres there is one of the last habitats of a very rare bird – the Eurasian griffon. Interestingly enough, there are no poisonous snakes on the island. Today Cres is the most sparsely populated island in both the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea: its inhabitants breed sheep, grow olives, process medicinal herbs, keep bees, grow fish and are recently engaged in tourism
Even though there are only two hotels on the island, both of them are quite cosy and beautifully located right on the beach.