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Island of Losinj
Lošinj Island is situated in the northern region of the Adriatic Sea, and is considered to be one of Croatia’s most idyllic island destinations. Losinj is well known for its lush green hills and vegetation, stunning bays and natural harbour. It was once a popular holiday spot for royal families. The main resort on the island is Mali Losinj, which attracts the tourist crowds with its beautiful Cikat Bay, gorgeous beach, and excellent windsurfing conditions and watersports activities. Tranquil and scenic Lošinj has something to offer everyone, whether you’re a history lover, a culture vulture or a foodie.
Encircled with scented centuries-old pine forests and endemic plant species, the landscape of Lošinj is a breathtaking sight to behold. The Lošinj and Cres archipelago comprises of 36 islands, islets and rocks, only seven of which are inhabited. From the major vantage points dotted all over the island you can enjoy stunning vistas of the tamed wilderness, and panoramic views of Mali Lošinj. From the peak of St Ivan Mountain, you can admire the dramatic panorama of Veli Lošinj. The island also has beautiful pebble and coarse sandy beaches that are naturally wild and well maintained.
Learn all about Lošinj’s history and heritage on a visit to the Lošinj Museum. The sprawling museum comprises of three buildings that are located on two islands. Two of the buildings are situated in Lošinj, and the third is on the neighbouring island of Cres. Admire the permanent exhibitions on display and the collection of art treasures. Explore the charming village of Veli Lošinj, which was once an important port and fishing centre. Admire its indented coastline and the landscape that is covered with fragrant herbs. Get a taste of the island at one of the local restaurants that offer spectacular views on the summer terrace, and delicious classic Croatian cuisine.
Losinj At A Glance
How to get there: Fly to Rijeka Airport on the island of Krk, take a catamaran to Mali Losinj. Fly to Zadar Airport and take the catamaran travelling from Pula to Zadar via Mali Losinj.
Population of Losinj: 8,1165
What to See in Losinj: Losinj Marine Education Centre, Church of St Martin, Krivica Beach, Church of St Anthony
Towns or islands to visit near Losinj: Cres, Krka, Pag, Pula, Zadar
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Things to do in Losinj
Enjoy Premier Quality ‘Me’ Time
Lošinj is well known for its stunning bays, breathtaking views and rich history. The island is also a popular retreat resort that boasts some of the most exclusive and luxurious spas and wellness centres in Eastern Europe. Enjoy quality downtime, and treat yourself to a relaxing and pampering facial treatment or a detoxifying body massage. You’ll find an upscale wellness zone located in many of the lavish hotels that are dotted along the picturesque seafront.
Explore The Delights Of Mali Lošinj
Lošinj’s largest town Mali Lošinj, was once a prime destination for merchants doing business in the Mediterranean. The town boasts a beautiful and expansive natural harbour, and a promenade that is lined with chic pavement cafes. Dotted along the pretty seafront are many 19th century houses that were once home to sea captains. Visit the Museum of Lošinj, located in the 19th century Fritzi Palace, to learn all about the charming town’s history and heritage.
Enjoy Water-based Activities In Lošinj
The island of Lošinj is the perfect location in which to have fun on the water. The most popular beach, Veli Zal, boasts Blue Flag status and a coastline that is shaded by a dense forest of fragrant pine trees. The sun bleached, white pebble beach features an excellent selection of watersports activities, as well as facilities, a café, and a small bowling centre. Relax and sunbathe, or dive into the inviting crystalline turquoise waters.
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