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Mali Lošinj

Mali Lošinj

Croatia // Kvarner // Kvarner islands (Lošinj)

Position

The Island of Lošinj is part of the Cres-Losijn island group, which constitutes the western segment of the Kvarner islands inside the Kvarner Bay. The Kvarner Bay together with that of Trieste forms the most inland point of the Mediterranean Sea.

Lošinj is the 11th largest island in the Adriatic Sea, 33 km long, with the width varying from 4,75 km in the north and middle of the island, to 0,25 km near the town of Mali Lošinj. The total coastline of the island is 112,7 km. The whole coastline abounds in attractive bays and coves, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Lošinj’s highest hill is the wooded hill of Osoršćica (588 m), which is some 10 kilometres long and stretches along the northern part of the island.

History

In ancient times the islands of Cres and Lošinj used to be one. The islands were later separated by an artificial canal at Osor to satisfy the needs of sea trade on the so-called Amber Route. Historical changes have hit these islands like sea waves. Millennia have passed like a storm. The presence of small and big nations that have conquered this area has left permanent traces of their material culture, brought with them or created on this soil. The oldest island settlements (Lubenice, Osor, Beli) have more than 4,000 years of history. The Roman town of Osor was the seat of the bishopric in the 9th century.
Lošinj, which had been almost uninhabited until the middle of the 13th century, developed into a leading regional maritime power by the 19th century. The town of Mali Lošinj became the second most important port in the Adriatic, immediately after Trieste..
 
 

Indulgence and fun

Lošinj's cuisine is full of Adriatic flavors and fragrances, and dishes are prepared in a traditional way!

Sports and recreation

Lošinj offers many outdoor activities:

Climbing wall - nearby Vitality hotel Punta

Private boat excursions, kayak tours, diving and snorkeling, cycling and walking tours. You can create your own adventure!

Explore Lošinj’s trails and nature. Join an adrenaline-filled adventure and enjoy a ride down steep rocky slopes.

If you want to have good fun and get away from the city stress, the Great Escape Lošinj is a perfect solution for you.

Island Jeep Adventure - excursions on 4 Wheel Drive, will let you discover the hidden parts of the islands of Cres and Lošinj that you didn’t even know existed.

If you wish to learn the way to take wing and experience freefall or flight, try your hand at doing a parachute jump.

Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate tennis can be played in Lošinj almost during the whole year.