Famous for its splendid nature, Losinj is a popular holiday destination of Croatia. The largest town of the island, Mali Losinj is also the main resort, and tourists also love spending time around its Cikat bay. Veli Losinj is for those looking for a quieter place for relaxation. There are numerous sightseeing spots on the island, as well as various fun activities, like dolphin watching tour and windsurfing, available. Great beaches with the clear blue sea are another feature of Losinj.
More about Losinj
One of the reasons Losinj is known is due it being home of various plants and the blue sea. The island is the proud owner of the “Silver Flower of Europe” award for its green areas, quality of life and care for tradition and history. The island alongside 30 other islands and reefs forms the Losinj archipelago.
To see and to do
Almost every part of the island has a rich cultural heritage. Churches, monasteries, and remains from the ancient times highlight exactly that. Some of the must-visit sightseeing spots are Kula, Museum of Apoxyomenos, Losinj historical underwater park and the town of Osor, considered an outdoor museum. Kula, or The Tower of English, is a museum-gallery space in the town of Veli Losinj. It shows the long-lasting maritime tradition of the island with its permanent exhibition. Museum of Apoxyomenos is a unique museum dedicated to only one art piece, the statue of Apoxyomenos. You can learn more about the story of a young athlete Apoxyomenos by visiting this museum. The Losinj historical underwater park is part of the diving centre in Mali Losinj, and its exhibition is 5 to 15 meters deep in the water. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an experienced diver to visit this museum as they have a professional guide for tourists. The town of Osor is a town-museum as its gardens and parks have reminds of ancient villas and the Renaissance monasteries. During the holiday season in summer the town host many events, among which Osor Musical Evenings is highly popular.
You will find offers for a number of different sports and fun activities. There is something for everything, from diving, windsurfing, and sailing, to parachute jumping, hunting, and climbing. With no doubt, tourist favourite activity is a dolphin watching tour. During this 3-hours tour besides getting a chance to see dolphins, you can also learn more about these amazing animals. In case that dolphins are not seen during your tour, you get the chance of one more free tour.
The beaches of island
The island of Losinj has quite a long coast and with that, many beaches. Most of the beaches are pebbly or rocking, with a few sandy ones hidden. Besides beaches, there are numerous bays with small caves or rocks offering great privacy and get-away from the crowd. Losinj proudly has quite a few beaches sporting the Blue Flag. The Adriatic Sea around the island is really amazing and the water is crystal clear almost everywhere. Bigger beaches, as well as town ones, have restaurants, cafes, and bars nearby, while others are surrounded by Mediterranean forests.