The village of Vrana is located along the main road, halfway between the towns of Cres and Osorje. Nearby lies the freshwater Lake Vrana, which is an extremely important source of drinking water that supplies the entire island.
Vrana is an old settlement, which is evident from the age of the church of St. Mary from the 15th century. It is obvious that the place already had an important traffic position in the past. There used to be a post office here, where horses were exchanged for mail carriages. In addition, there was also an inn, where they probably offered the possibility of staying the night. There is a cemetery next to the parish church, and there used to be a school in the settlement, which gathered students from Vrana and nearby settlements, such as Hraste, Stanica, Grmova and others. About 20 inhabitants live in the village today. Hrasta is a small settlement that was created from a former shepherd's barn. It is located a little further south of the village of Vrana. Under the road is the abandoned church of Saint Peter from the 14th century. It is possible to buy delicious homemade sage honey in Hrasta. The village of Grmov is said to have been designed by former freshwater fish fishermen in the Lake Vrana.
The village is located along the old road around Lake Vrana, which comes from its western side. Lake Vrana is protected and access to the lake shore is prohibited without a permit. Its water is of top quality and belongs to the list of the cleanest waters in Europe.