Lake Vrana is located inside the island of Cres. Above the freshwater lake is the village of Vrana, which was once a post office. Lake Vrana is an extremely important source of drinking water that supplies the entire island.
This exceptionally clean lake is 1.5 kilometers wide and 5.5 kilometers long and rich in freshwater fish, such as pike, carp and tench. The deepest part of the lake is 61 meters below sea level. The lake contains more than two million cubic meters of fresh water. Lake Vrana is surrounded by hills, which are about 400 to 500 meters above sea level. The source of this natural lake is still unknown, there are several theories about the inflow of water to the island of Cres.
Since the lake is protected, access to the lakeshore without a permit is prohibited. There are many legends about the lake, which talk about its origin and about the creatures that live in it and in the nearby caves.