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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.




Eko Centar Caput Insulae works the integral protection of Eurasian Griffon Vultures, organizes exhibitions and organizes eco-tourism programmes. They offer seven hiking routes around Beli.

Zipline, over the bay.



There are two restaurants in Beli

  • 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.


The buffet at the beach offers drinks, sandwiches and ice-cream until late.


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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