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One of the largest but least developed of Croatia’s islands, the relatively untouched gem of Cres is a rugged wilderness containing the famously-produced Cres olive oil, 80 breeding pairs of the rare griffon vultures and 3,000 full-time human residents. The island has two distinct landscapes, verdant in the north, the Tramuntana, and barren to the south. The north contains the two settlements of Beli – home to the Caput Insulae Eco Centre, which works to protect rare resident birds – and Cres town, with its café-lined harbour.
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