In its northern part, the island of Lošinj is connected with Cres by a small drawbridge. Lošinj is a part of the Cres-Lošinj Archipelago and measures 31 km in length making it the second largest island in the archipelago. The island features a very jagged coastline – the third most jagged coastline in Croatia. With its numerous bays and crystal clear seas, it is a true little paradise for navigators and tourists with their own boats.

A seafaring tradition and micro-climate oasis

Lošinj used to have a maritime tradition which is now celebrated by the annual ”Lošinj Sails Around the World” festival. Numerous seafarers arrived from their journeys and brought with them various plants to Lošinj, so now the island features over 1400 plant species and is known as an ‘’aromatic island and an island of vitality “. The entire island is actually a micro-climatic oasis and the towns of Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj were pronounced climate resorts for their beneficial Mediterranean climate that helps treat respiratory and allergic conditions. Click the link to find out more about research on spriometry (Croatian only).

A rich heritage and a natural dolphin reserve

One of the most important cultural events for the island of Lošinj occurred in 1999 when a Belgian tourist found a statue of the ancient athlete Apoxiomen dating back to the 1st or 2nd century B.C. while diving near the islet of Orjule. In 2016 a dedicated museum for this statue was opened (read more on this link

Bottle-nosed dolphins live in the waters around Lošinj and you can come across them while visiting one of the nearby islands or sailing in your boat. This is why the area around the island of Lošinj has been pronounced a dolphin reserve (read more on this link 

Rich religious heritage, a jazz festival and the popular Osor Musical Evenings make Lošinj a wonderful little music box just waiting to be opened.

Visitors can arrive by road, boat or airplane. Lošinj has a small international airport for sport airplanes and is an excellent destination for those who want to escape from a tiresome daily routine and enjoy the best of Adriatic camping.
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