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Cres

Grad Cres kao destinacija - Hotel Kimen Cres
The town of Cres, the biggest town on the island of Cres, is located on the bottom of a well-sheltered bay on the west part of the island. Ancient structures and the ancient fortress of Crepsa bear witness to a long and rich history of the island. The fortified old town centre, shaped in the form of a rectangle punctuated by 5 towers and several gates, was built during Venetian rule and, apart from several later additions, has for the most part retained its appearance to this day. For that reason, a walk through the town centre will take you back to the Mediterranean as it once was and in the footsteps of our ancestors – the people that created a culture that still fascinates us.

Join us on the excursion and explore the town of Cres!

Napoleonic Path excursion

Thousands of cobbles have been laid down on the ground to build the Napoleonic Path – a road built at the beginning of the 19th century during the short-lived French rule. Walk in the steps of our ancestors and join us on an excursion where you will discover the diversity of the island.

We will walk from Kimen Hotel to Pišće – a unique swamp area that will remind you once again of just how diverse the landscape on this island is. We will make a short stop here to learn about the significance of water on the island. We will go down the Napoleonic Path to the village of Krčina, after which we will head to Loznati – a small village of just 37 inhabitants, but known far and wide for its excellent lamb.

From Loznati we continue on towards Antonski – a village that was formerly covered in vineyards, after which we go back to the town of Cres.

Trail length:

approx. 12 km

Trail difficulty:

demanding

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Excursion to Sveti Blaž

Many consider the beach of Sveti Blaž the most beautiful beach on the island of Cres. We want to know what you think! Join us on the excursion and enjoy the relaxing steady movement of the island’s flora and fauna en route to this special location.

From Kimen Hotel we head along the ancient Roman road to Sveti Salvadur and turn towards the beach of Sveti Blaž, where you will get the chance to truly soak up the beauty and magnificence of this location.

We return along the newly-marked road to the Marian shrine of Sveti Salvadur and then head back to Kimen Hotel.

Trail length:

approx. 12 km

Rail difficulty:

moderately demanding

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Lubenice

Grad Cres kao destinacija - Hotel Kimen Cres

Located on a cliff-top 378 metres above sea level, Lubenice is a small village that held great geostrategic importance in the Middle Ages. What can delight you more than charming winding alleys, scattered churches and remnants of a medieval fortifying wall and gates? Just the spectacular view of the sea from high up.

Join us on the excursion and explore the village of Lubenice!

Excursion to Martinšćica – Lubenice

How to experience the authentic culture of the island of Cres and at the same time enjoy the wonders of wild nature found in this area, all combined into one excursion? Join us on the path to visit Lubenice, passing on our way through Martinšćica.

First, our bus will take us to Martinšćica – a village centred around the church of Sveti Martin with the 16th-century Franciscan monastery and the Sforza castle dating back to the 17th century. We continue on foot to Vidovići – a small village sitting at an altitude of 280 m. The Cres locals claim that from this location it is possible to see as far as Istria, or even Italy, on days after bora winds.

We continue on our way to Lubenice, where our transfer back awaits us.

Trail length:

approx. 10 km

Trail difficulty:

very demanding

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Valun

Valun kao destinacija - Hotel Kimen Cres

As a village situated between two pebble beaches, Valun was built and inhabited by generations of fishermen and labourers of the island of Cres. This authentic village tells the century-old tale of life by the sea. It is especially interesting to note that, in the church of St. Mark, the Valun Tablet was discovered – one of the oldest Glagolitic monuments, dating back to as early as the 11th century.

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Excursion to Valun

Do you want to explore an authentic Cres village, built by fishermen and labourers? Join us on an excursion to Valun – a small, picturesque fishing village located between two pebble beaches, and also the location of an important monument as proof of the rich culture of our ancestors.

From Kimen Hotel we follow the water to the asphalt road leading to Valun. We will first visit the cemetery, which is also the site where the Valun Tablet was discovered – one of the oldest Glagolitic monuments in Croatia, dating back to the 11th century. You will get the chance to hear all about the culture of this area and the ancient Slavic traditions of feasting at the cemetery.

After that, we arrive to Valun, where you will learn about its rich history. The return journey is possible by van or by boat.

Trail length:

approx. 17 km

Trail difficulty:

very demanding

Note:

Return by boat includes lunch and is available at the price of HRK 120 per person.

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Beli

Beli kao destinacija - Hotel Kimen Cres

What does a 4000-year-old island settlement look like? The village of Beli is full of structures that bear witness to its rich history and the earliest traces of culture that defined this area – from the remains of ancient houses and thick dry-stone walls to the parish established in 1018. The village of Beli is also the haven for the magnificent griffon vultures, and you can also visit the permanent exhibit dedicated to the biodiversity of the Cres and Lošinj islands.

Join us on the excursion and explore the village of Beli!

Excursion to Tramuntana

You can explore the east part of the island of Cres, also known as Tramuntana, with the help of expert guides. This excursion will take you on a journey down the paths of our ancestors and to the most beautiful locations of this part of Cres.

Our first stop from Kimen Hotel is the picturesque village of Beli. From there, we go down one part of the trail to visit the abandoned village of Frantin, where a school once stood. Our next stop is the village of Crkveni, after which we head to Konec, aptly named the “end”, as it stands on the very end of the island. Thanks to its location, the village offers a stunning view which will let you see the island in a truly special way. From Konec we head to the village of Ivanje, after which the trail leads us to the town remnants. The remains of these ancient, authentic Cres houses will best illustrate the culture of the island. Our next destination is the abandoned village of Žanjevići – another chapter in the history of our ancestors.

We continue along the trail until we reach remnants from an even earlier age and finally head back to Beli.

Trail length:

approx. 20 km

Trail difficulty:

very demanding

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Martinšćica

Destinacija Martinšćica - Hotel Kimen, Cres

Ecological heritage of the island of Cres permeates all corners of the village Martinšćica. Explore the beautiful, wild beaches surrounded by untouched nature scattered across Martinšćica, framed by the hilly background with its remains of ancient structures and remnants of the Romanesque church of St. Christopher.

Join us on the excursion and explore the village of Martinšćica!

Excursion to Martinšćica – Lubenice

How to experience the authentic culture of the island of Cres and at the same time enjoy the wonders of wild nature found in this area, all combined into one excursion? Join us on the path to visit Lubenice, passing on our way through Martinšćica.

First, our bus will take us to Martinšćica – a village centred around the church of Sveti Martin with the 16th-century Franciscan monastery and the Sforza castle dating back to the 17th century. We continue on foot to Vidovići – a small village sitting at an altitude of 280 m. The Cres locals claim that from this location it is possible to see as far as Istria, or even Italy, on days after bora winds.

We continue on our way to Lubenice, where our transfer back awaits us.

Trail length:

approx. 10 km

Trail difficulty:

very demanding

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Reviews

About us – from our guests’ perspective

A peaceful stay while exploring beautiful Cres island!

The hotel is beautiful and situated just off the beach. A very easy walk to the main part of town, and a great”home base” to explore more of the island. The gardens outside made our room feel private and peaceful. Breakfast was outstanding. We loved our stay!

Lynn
 United States

Exceptional

 A very nice and modern hotel close to the see. Very helpful and friendly personnel, they saw nothing as a problem. Very good English speaking. I can strongly recommend this hotel!

Håkan
Sweden

Perfect stay for a short holliday on the Island Cres

The staff was very kind and helpfull, Specialy Robert from the reception was very kind and give us a lot of tips to reach the prived beaches ! Also the breakfast was good, and the staff was helpfull, you get served at the buffet and after you get served at your table.

Said
Sweden

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