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Mali Losinj

Mali Losinj has a lot to offer to the number of tourists coming each year. There is a number of pebbly beaches and bays, all with crystal clear Adriatic Sea. The town is the largest town on Losinj island and its museums are one of the popular touristic attractions. During summer the sea-captains’ houses from the 19th century become accommodation. Mali Losinj is home to Losinj historical underwater park, as well as the Museum of Aproxyomenos. Sea Turtle Rescue Centre is also situated in this city. You can also take up some of the water sports such as windsurfing or catamaran sailing.

What to do while in Mali Losinj

There are two museums in Mali Losinj, The Museum of Apoxyomenos and Losinj historical underwater park. The Museum of Apoxyomenos is a unique museum in the region as it is dedicated only to one exhibit, the bronze statue of The Apoxyomenos. The Apoxyomenos was a young athlete of perfect physical proportions and the statue was discovered by one of the tourists in 1997. In the Museum you can see the statue and learn the original story of the Apoxyomenos. The historical underwater park is part of the Diver Losinj diving centre in Čikat Bay. In the park, you can see 11 different exponents placed between 5 and 15 meters deep in the water. Some of the exponents are replicas of ancient amphoras and replicas of cannons from the 16th century. You do not need to be an experienced diver as you will be accompanied by a diving instructor. Another place worth visiting in Mali Losinj is the Garden of fine scents. This garden is home of more than 250 island’s medicinal herbs and you can learn more about them with a professional guide. Also, from the Garden, you can have a wonderful view of Losinj’s bays. Worth visiting is also the church of St. Martin from 1450, as well as the parish church of the Nativity of the Virgin. When it comes to activities you do not have to worry. Since the island has a history related to naval and shipbuilding tradition, there are a lot of activities related to sailing. You can take on sailing experience program or try catamaran sailing. Diving is another activity tourist love to do while at Losinj.

Beaches of Mali Losinj

There is a number of beaches, you can explore a new one each day of your vacation. Considered as the prettiest beach is Veli Žal in the bay of Sunčana Uvala. The beach has been awarded the Blue flag for the clean sea. A day spent on this beach won’t be boring as you can try many water sports. This pebbly beach has a part that is paved where you can enjoy sunbathing. The bay of Čikat has one long sandy beach, as well as one pebbly one. Both of them are surrounded by pine forests. At the campsite at Čikat bay, there is the aquapark with pools and waterways filled with seawater. The aquapark has one large swimming pool, recreational pools with hydromassage facilities and with water attractions. There is also a pool with an open slide and over 100 meters long enclosed slide. Some other beaches worth mentioning are Silver Bay, Valdarke and Cape Madonna.

Highlights

  • While enjoying Čikat bay, you can visit the chapel of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Annunziata) built in 1858.
  • Be sure to try prosciutto, salted pilchards and mollusc salt, some of the best food offered on the island.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • While enjoying Čikat bay, you can visit the chapel of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Annunziata) built in 1858.
  • Be sure to try prosciutto, salted pilchards and mollusc salt, some of the best food offered on the island.