Cliff-nesting Griffon Vultures build their nests on the island’s stone cliffs towering above the sea. These huge birds with a wingspan of almost three metres reach a speed up to 120 kilometres per hour. In most European countries the species is already extinct, but not on Cres and the neighbouring islands of Krk and Prvić. Because of this there are ornithological reserves on all three islands.
Perhaps one of the best testimonies to how surprising nature can be is Lake Vrana – a freshwater lake located on the beautiful island of Cres. It is a wonder of nature Cres, Kvarner and Croatia take great pride in.