Osor is a compact settlement located on the southwestern part of the island of Cres. In the past, the main transit traffic between the Dalmatian coast and the Northern Adriatic took place on this part, thanks to a dug canal that allowed navigation from one sea to another.
Even today, a special tourist attraction is the drawbridge, which is the only one connecting the islands of Cres and Losinj. The settlement was inhabited already in prehistoric times and is around 4,000 years old. Osor is surrounded by partially preserved city walls, next to which lie the ruins of a Benedictine monastery and the remains of a former cemetery. Most attractions are located on the main square with the town hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, the loggia and the bishop's palace. Most of the buildings date from the 15th and 16th centuries. There is also a tourist office here, where all the necessary information is available. Classical music concerts are held in the cathedral during the summer months, which are known as Osor music evenings. The city beach is located near the parking lot not far from the old city center.
It lies under the picturesque city walls and the promenade that leads around Osor. Osor's beach is small and well-kept. The most beautiful beaches in the vicinity of Osor are located near the village of Punta Kriza, which is about ten kilometers from Osor.