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Cres by night


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photographer Darko Gajac.

CRES is the administrative and governing capital and the only settlement on the island with the status of a city. The main island road passes next to it, and it is well connected with the mainland by permament ferry lines in Porozine on Velika vrata and Merag on Srednja vrata. On the thousand year old time-line of this ancient city, situated at the end of the Cres bay in which one can sail between capes Kovacine and Krizice, many events are written down. The prehistoric location of the settlement was, probably, on the St. Bartul elevation. The antique writer Claudio Ptolomeus mentions Cres under the name Crepsa, and Plinius the Elder under the name Crexi. The first Cres Statute was printed in 1332. A significant turn in the city development dynamic happens when in mid 15th century Cres (instead of Osor) became the capital of the venetian goverment for the west Kvarner islands.


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