In our search for a place that combines extraordinary landscapes and adventure together with gastronomy and history, we quickly focused on the island of Cres in Croatia, a welcome addition to the Croatia Photo Tour offer.
What makes Cres special is how nature played with the given ingredients— crystal clear Adriatic Sea, tall hills and mountains with occasional sharp drops, a freshwater island lake, enchanting forests, and the footprints of humans who have made their mark here for centuries. A landscape workshop relies almost entirely on what can be seen and found all around. And Cres gives any visitor numerous opportunities to explore and be amazed. Combine that with the local expertise of our team, who can point out the place to be at sunrise and sunset, guide you through the ancient gastronomy, and, of course, show you a good time.
Our local photographer experts have made sure to bring you to awesome locations, give you instructions when needed and deliver some extraordinary experiences to take home. These tours are our pleasure also, so expect to see a big smile on our faces for the entire week. Since this is a small group tour, it is also quite flexible in terms of locations and time. The whole point is to have fun, right?
Day 1 – Sunday
Departure from Zagreb by 9 a.m., pickup location by previous arrangement. 4h drive to Cres island, with stops. Hotel check-in, lunch in Cres town. Free time and exploration of surroundings. Dinner in Cres town.
Day 2 – Monday
Optional early morning photo session. Departure by 10 a.m., 30 min drive to Beli town. 2h walk and photo session. 20 min drive to Tramuntana forest and Filozići village, lunch in local restaurant, followed by a 2h walk and photo session. Dinner in Cres town.
Day 3 – Tuesday
Departure by 9 a.m., 30 min drive to Lubenice village. 3h walk and photo session, lunch at local restaurant. 45 min drive to Martinščica town, visit to essential oil distillery. Dinner in Loznati village. Optional night photo session.
Day 4 – Wednesday
Visit to Susak island, departure by 9 a.m., 40 min drive followed by a 20 min speed boat ride. 2h photo session, followed by lunch at local restaurant. Free time or additional photo session, return at 7 p.m. Dinner in Mali Lošinj town.
Day 5 – Thursday
Departure by 9 a.m., 30 min drive to Osor town. A 1h walk and photo session, followed by a 30 min walk to Tržić village. Lunch at a local restaurant, return to Cres town. Free time until dinner in Cres town. Optional night photo session.
Day 6 – Friday
Departure by 9 a.m., 2 h drive to Pula town. 2 h walk and visit to local sights. Lunch in local restaurant, followed by a 3h walk and photo session. Dinner in Cres town.
Day 7 – Saturday
Optional early morning photo session. Departure to Zagreb by 10 a.m. or according to guests’ travel arrangements.
Required experience and equipment
All levels of photography experience are welcome, the tour leader will adapt to your knowledge and needs. Bring comfortable shoes for walking and moderate trails. Your camera bag, tripod and any other equipment should not be too heavy or large. Avoid rolling photo bags, use smaller backpacks. Polarizing and ND filters, as well as macro lenses are recommended, but not necessary. Bring a bathing suit as well, a swim in the sea is always a good choice!
What better way is there to see Croatia than with a photographer whose job is to travel and explore. Igor Nobilo made photography his profession 18 years ago. Since then he has traveled extensively across Croatia and beyond on assignments and for fun. He has a passion for reportage and exploring the world around us. His expertise in photography enables him to provide a wide range of educational and practical lessons. He actively engages in photo workshops for aspiring photographers and has excellent English skills from his life in the United States. Check him out at www.igornobilo.info.
Petar Kurschner Jr. is an award-winning freelance/film production/location manager/researcher based in Croatia, with a degree from the SAE Institute in Munich, Germany. See his work on http://petarkurschner.weebly.com/.
His family originates from the island of Cres, making him a top notch local guide, able to lead you to the most amazing and off-beat places. He’ll also cook up a feast and help you relax afterwards with a tune from his guitar.