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Cres cuisine is both healthy and tasty, owing to the island’s mild Mediterranean climate, intact nature, habitat diversity and rich tradition.

The most popular specialty is Cres lamb. The meat has special quality, as it comes from free range sheep that are left on island pastures filled with aromatic herbs to graze undisturbed throughout the year.

Mediterranean fruit, locally harvested organic vegetables, aromatic herbs and locally produced olive oil will excite your taste buds and you will never forget the Cres lamb, fresh fish and seafood and all the fine food and wine you enjoyed here.

Another must is meat or fish prepared in the traditional manner – in a cast iron cooking pot with hot coals placed on the lid. Such delicious food must be matched with excellent local wine and pastries made with figs, grapes, citrus fruit etc.

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