The small town of Cres and its harbour is the largest settlement on the island of Cres. Situated on the western coast of the island in a well-sheltered bay, Cres has a fish-processing plant and a small shipyard. It is also the main tourist centre of the island and is linked by bus services with other settlements in the islands of Cres and Lošinj.
The island of Cres can be reached from Brestova via the ferry to Porozina. Ferries operate regularly and frequently during the summer season, but there is often a long waiting because of the many tourists visiting the island.