Although the majority of the great swimming and relatively easily accessible beaches are on the western coast of island Cres, there are a few true gems on the much steeper eastern side as well. One such beach is Mali bok, under the village of Orlec. This is a stunning spot for swimming, snorkelling and diving, but it gets very deep very quickly and might appear a bit scary, as the coast on this side is very steep. The access to the beach is partly by car on a sealed narrow road from Orlec, then a not too long steep walk down to the beach. If you are lucky, you might even spot a griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), the biggest bird in Europe, which only finds its home in a very few remaining places in Europe, including island Cres, truly the eco island paradise of Adriatic.