While staying on the nearby island of Krk, just off the mainland, we decided to explore the less obvious island of Cres. We rose early, rented a moped (which is the cheapest and quickest way of getting around) and caught the morning ferry across. Within the one day we spent there we stumbled upon historic sea side towns, quaint fishing villages, farmers selling produce roadside and deserted tranquil beaches. The most memorable part was sunset. We were somehow at a very high point on the main high road and we watched as the sun withdrew its light from the entire island. Ditch the guide book, avoid the tourists and explore with your eyes, rent a moped and go where the wind takes you on this glorious, happy truly Croatian island.
Daily ferries from Valbiska port on Krk island. Follow signs for towns on the coast and see where you end up.
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