Cros island is located east of Porquerolles
and takes one hour from Port St Pierre, Hyères.
It is 4 km long and 2.5 km wide and is not only the
smallest of the islands but the most mountainous and
wildest. The highest peak is 194 m .
In 1963 it became the first protected National
land and maritime park in Europe – (600
m circumference). The regulations are very strict because
the National Park preserves the ecosystem allowing
tourists to enjoy it in the best conditions.
The cliffs offer little access to the sea and there
are few beaches. There are 35 km of paths and botanical
tracks to help you discover the countryside, forest
and forts. No cars are allowed on the Island. Scuba-diving
and anchoring are prohibited preserving the underwater
wildlife and flora.
There is an underwater trail you can follow on the
Palud beach at the north and the island
is visited by divers from all around the world. You
can find information as soon as you arrive at the port
at the Maison du Parc National as well
as enjoy restaurants along the small port.