LOŠINJ – YOUR ISLAND OASIS

Where the stars look beautiful like nowhere else, where you breathe with your full lungs, where waves of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia intertwine, and where the last North Adriatic school of dolphins swim happily – that’s where the Lošinj Archipelago is located. This is a magical place that will seduce you with all its attributes - scents, tastes, sounds and preserved natural beauties.

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LISTEN

Let yourself go! Let the song of the seagulls wake you, let the chirping of the birds put a smile on your face, let the crickets in the shade of pine trees put you to sleep, let the sounds of jazz make you dance, let the church bells calm you

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TOUCH

Let yourself go! Dive into our world and feel the sun gently caress you, feel the rock trembling while the wave salutes it, see how pine trees catch the wind as it hides in their tops

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FEEL IT – THE ISLAND OF VITALITY

Lošinj has a health tourism tradition of over 125 years. Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, pinewoods and air, this is an ideal place to recreate your body and spirit. Learn to live with us, in harmony with nature

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LISTEN

Let yourself go! Let the song of the seagulls wake you, let the chirping of the birds put a smile on your face, let the crickets in the shade of pine trees put you to sleep, let the sounds of jazz make you dance, let the church bells calm you

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Geography


The Island of Lošinj is part of the Cres-Lošinj island group, which constitutes the western segment of the Kvarner’s islands inside the Kvarner Bay. The Kvarner Bay together with that of Trieste forms the most inland point of the Mediterranean Sea. The Cres-Lošinj island group extends in a northwest-southeast direction for 99 kilometres with a total area of 513 km², which comprises 16% of the total area of the Adriatic islands.

The west part of the Kvarner islands consists of the following islands: Cres (409 km²), Lošinj (75 km²) and smaller islands of Unije (17 km²), Ilovik (6 km²), Susak (4 km²), Vele Srakane (1 km²), and a series of smaller uninhabited islands. The islands of this archipelago form the natural bridge between Istria and Dalmatia.

This archipelago lies in the middle of the northern hemisphere because a part of it goes through the 45th degree of the northern latitude. The biggest part of the archipelago is in the sub-tropical zone of the southern half of the northern hemisphere, which influences its climate and the way of life of its inhabitants.

Lošinj is the 11th biggest island on 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. On the island of Cres, which is generally higher than Lošinj, the highest hill is Sis (650 m). Cres has a freshwater lake - Vrana, which is a natural phenomenon. It is needless to say that so much drinking water on a karst island represents a real treasure. This enormous natural tank of fresh and healthy water contains more than 200 million m³ of water and supplies all the towns and villages on the islands with fresh drinking water.

Many, many years ago the island of Cres and Lošinj were one, only after the channel of Osor was excavated, probably during the Roman period, two islands emerged. Today a bridge connects the islands and in the geographically trafficable sense they form one unit.


Travel Planner

Our "Travel Planner" helps you organize your stay on Lošinj. Simply add destinations or points of interest and Travel Planner will arrange them and print a copy of your Travel Plan – now you are ready to set out for Lošinj!
01.04.2014 - 30.04.2014
8th Ambroz Haračić Days
04.04.2014 - 03.05.2014

10.04.2014 - 29.06.2014
Rujana Kren’s Exhibition
11.04.2014 - 01.09.2014

21.04.2014
Easter Concert of "Joseph Kašman" Wind Orchestra

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Contact
Town of Mali Lošinj Tourism Office
Riva lošinjskih kapetana 29, HR – 51550 MALI LOŠINJ, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 231 884, Tel: +385 51 231 547, Fax: +385 51 233 373
E-mail: losinj@visitlosinj.hr