"Lubenice village" Cres Things to Do Tip by picek

Cres Things to Do: 10 reviews and 21 photos

  Lubenice, a magic place
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  • Lubenice, a magic place - Cres
      Lubenice, a magic place
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  • typical local houses - Cres
      typical local houses
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  • in the village - Cres
      in the village
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      the detail
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      from other end of village
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On Cres there's no place like Lubenice, a small village placed on 380 m high rock from where your view ends towards meeting point of the sea and sky. Probably the most iconic place on the island, one can hardly compare it with any other type of settlement. It's ancient, built of stone, quite well preserved and atmospheric. It's amazing place for open space gallery and music events during summer, an inspiration for landscape photographers, architects, painters, poets.
They say it has been inhabited continually for 4000 years, yet it always remained within realms of small rural community, never broadly expanded, always in harmonic relation with local environment yet always in fight with harsh weather conditions. Beaten by strong winds, baked under hot summer sun. Few people still live here, there's church by the entrance to village that has been often strucked by lightnings and once can find a konoba or two for eating, but need to wait till noon to open. We didn't.
There's accomodation available in some of the houses but we slept outside on the rock below village. Few people spend overnight on the parking place that night. Next to thyme is certainly better than in a car and the views are amazing.

Walk 45 min to the sea and you'll get to amazing little beach, by words of some people one of the best ones in the Adriatic.

Address: Lubenice
Directions: Western Cres, pass village Valun, you'll see the signs

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 29, 2011
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