Ustrine is a small place on the southern slopes of the island of Cres. The coast of the island was largely uninhabited in historic times, because the local population used to settle on the slopes of hills in order to have the best view of the sea where robbers and enemies could come. That is why, on the edge of the valley, 180 meters above sea, the Ustrine village was founded on the ruins of antique Roman villas. There is also the Romanesque church of Sv. Martin in the vicinity of the place, which was a parish church until 1887. The hamlets of Pizin and Gradiska are now inhabited only in the summer months, and they are the testament to the depopulation of this region. Ustrine has only 27 residents permanently inhabited in today, mainly engaged in tourism and renting private apartments. The nearest village is 4 miles away, but the sea seems so close due to the beautiful view of the rest of the Kvarner archipelago. The unique magic of the island of Cres in silence sparkling summer night will draw Ustrine in indelible maps of your heart.