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View of Beli village on hilltop

Beli is a village in Cres island.


Beli is one of the oldest settlements on Cres. Organised like an acropolis, 130 m high hill above the northeastern coast of the island, on the site of a prehistoric hill-fort, is a closely-built village with narrow stone-clad streets, and used to play a prominent role in the past.

Get in[edit]

From the main road of Cres island there is a 7 km long narrow curvy road leading to Beli, sometimes as narrow as one path. If driving, be prepared for slow traffic and careful maneuvers on the serpentines.

Excursion boats arrive at the port of Beli.

Get around[edit]

The port of Beli, the beach and the camping is located at the bottom of the hill of Beli. It can be reached with a few minutes drive (good brakes are essential for this road!) or 10–15 minutes walk.

Port and Beach view from the road


The village has a wonderful setting on the top of the hill. Narrow streets, small houses give it a real Mediterranean feel.


Water sports. Beli has a small beach in the bay, facing east. One can swim, jump from the rocks, snorkel, rent a kayak or SUP. Water shoes recommended.

Zipline, over the bay.

Hiking. There are several hiking routes starting from Beli, some passing by rock sculptures and some labyrinths.



There are four restaurants in Beli, and all of them at cash only.

  • Restaurant Tramontana on top of the hill, in the Pansion.
  • Ostarija Beli at the entrance of the old village center, where the road to the beach and camping starts on the left.
  • Chill & Drink Lanterna on the right side going down to the beach.
  • Pod Beli, the bar at the beach also offers food.


The bar Pod Beli at the beach offers drinks, food sandwiches and ice-cream until late. And a wonderful sea view.


Many rooms and apartments are available for rent: more in the village on the hill-top and a few also next to the beach.

  • Pansion Tramontana. It has a restaurant.
  • Camping Brajdi (right next to the beach). One-star but cozy camping, small in size. Quite pricey yet the toilets aren’t very clean. Very basic shop, and a buffet nearby.



Beli has a post office opening M-F 09:00-12:00. Stamps, phonecards etc.

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