Cres (; , , , Greek: Χέρσος, Chersos) is an Adriatic island in Croatia. It is one of the northern islands in the Kvarner Gulf and can be reached via ferry from Rijeka, the island Krk or from the Istrian peninsula (line Brestova- Porozina).
With an area of 405.78 km, Cres is the same size as the neighbouring island of Krk, although Krk has for many years been thought the largest of the islands. Cres has a population of 3,079 (2011).
Cres and the neighbouring island of Lošinj once used to be one island, but were divided by a channel and connected with a bridge at the town of Osor. Cres's only fresh water source is the Lake Vrana.
Cres is a Croatian town found on the Island of Cres which can be found directly off the Istrian Peninsula and in the Kvarner Gulf. The town is inhabited by 2,959 people (2001), and located at .
In Greek mythology, Cres or Kres (Κρής, gen. Κρητός) was a possible eponym of the island Crete. Stephanus of Byzantium distinguishes between two figures of this name: one was a son of Zeus and the nymph Idaea, and the other a Cretan autochthon. According to Cinaethon of Sparta, Cres was the father of Talos.
The autochthonous Cres is mentioned by Diodorus Siculus as the king of a whole earth-born nation, the Eteocretans ("true Cretans"), and the inventor of a number of items that were crucial for the development of the human civilization. According to a tradition recorded by Stephanus, it was during Cres' reign that Tectaphus, son of Dorus, migrated to Crete from Thessaly, followed by Dorian and Achaean tribes, as well as by those of the Pelasgians that had not migrated to Tyrrhenia.
Several authors identified Cres as one of the Curetes, possibly their king, and therefore a caretaker of the young Zeus who was hidden by him in a cave on Crete.
init. (context in street addresses English) crescent
Usage examples of "cres".
Phyllida Cres swell's voice was quiet and quite unworried by Mrs Greg son's tantrums.
Mrs Cres swell agreed placidly, her still pretty head bent over some embroidery, and presently Phyllida went to bed.
Miss Cres swell, you can safely leave us to arrange everything just as it should be.
Sister Cres swell, and I expect you can arrange to add your days off to that.
They were sure that Miss Cres swell would understand and she could follow in her own good time, taking whichever route she preferred.
When he had finished Mrs Cres well said again: "Thank you, Pieter--just to say that isn't enough, but I don't know what else.
It wasn't until the meal was over and Mrs Cres swell and marched everyone into the kitchen to help with the washing up, bestowing a speaking glance at her husband as she did so, that Doctor Cres swell, left with his guest, observed: "I gather there is something I should know.
Doctor Cres swell led the way into the hall and across it to the large, airy sitting room.
She went away and returned almost at once with a tea tray which she set on a small table by Mrs Cres swell's chair and while the two ladies drank their fill, the doctor gave Willy a glass of lemonade, pouring a whisky for himself.
They strolled round while the doctor and Mrs Cres swell exchanged Latin names and methods of propagation in an assured manner which left Phyllida and Willy quite at sea.
The gardens were lovely, but the display in the houses took even Mrs Cres swell's breads.
Mis Cres swell, studying him while he exchanged a bantering conversation with Willy, concluded that he looked thoughtful, but not in a worried way.
She launched into a rambling chat about a letter she had had from Doctor Cres swell, and Phyllida, listening with half an ear, wondered why Willy looked so glum.
Mrs Cres swell, don't worry, I'll be back with Willy and Phyllida very shortly.
Mrs Cres swell watched the pair of them walking briskly across the lawn, to disappear presently behind the shrubs at the far end.