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What to experience and visit in Mali Lošinj

Welcome to Lošinj – The Island of Vitality

Mali Lošinj is the largest island town in the Kvarner Bay, the beginnings of which date back to the 12th century when it gradually became a harbour.

At the end of the 19th century, researchers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire discovered the medicinal effects of the island’s climate. As a result, Lošinj Island was transformed into the fashionable health resort of the Vienna aristocracy and business elite.

With its ideal climate, the clean air, fragrant pine forests, the vicinity of the sea and the 250 years of medical tourism it is the perfect getaway for people with respiratory diseases and thanks to its 2800 sunny hours per year it is also home of happy and healthy people.

Although small, it offers a variety of experiences and adventures by barefoot, bike, motorcycle or boat. Here are our suggestions for the ultimate insider’s experiences of the life on the island.

The Apoxyomenos Museum

A must for all visitors as it is a home of the bronz statue representing an athlete – Apoxyomenos. Believed to have been created in the 2nd or 1st century BC by a talented Greek craftsman, it was thrown in the sea during a storm while travelling to its new owner’s villa in Italy or Croatia. It was discovered in 1999 by a Belgian tourist diver and later carefully reconstructed and placed in a museum. It is the most preserved one of the eight discovered Apoxyomenos in the world.

Island hopping

Mali Lošinj is a great starting point for some island hopping. There are 36 islands in the Lošinj archipelago, but only 7 of them are inhabited. Discover the most beautiful pebblestone beaches and underwater world with a boat trip around the islands.

Swim with the dolphins

The Lošinj archipelago is also home of the dolphins, so why not experience something unforgettable and have a swim with them? Talking about an unforgettable experience.

Historic villas of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy in the Čikat Bay

At the end of the 19th century, Čikat was recognized as a healing resort due to its specific microclimate. Prominent guests started to build their beautiful villas on the waterfront, making this place a prestigious holiday destination. Pink Villa Karolina belonged to Emperor Franz Josef and is now a favourite photography point due to its staircase leading to the sea.

Fragrant Island Garden

The Fragrant Island Garden is a place where you can relax and enjoy the scent of over 250 Mediterranean herbs from the islands of Lošinj and Cres. Find a bench, sit back and take notes for your home garden.

Explore the Lošinj archipelago by kayak

Another way to explore the Lošinj archipelago is by kayak. Take a day tour around Mali Lošinj or a circumnavigation around the archipelago if you’re more on the adventure side. Either way it is a unique way to discover this beautiful gem.

Theme viewpoint Providenca

For the ultimate panorama of the islands and the incredible pine forests, visit the theme viewpoint Providenca. Enjoy a drink at the nearby bar while watching the sun dissapear into the sea. Be warned – it will take your breath away. 

Footpath of Vitality to Veli Lošinj

The Footpath of Vitality is a 3 km long promenade along the coast. It’s an easy and slow walk, suitable for people of all ages and a perfect way to finish your day.

Fritzi Palace – Museum of Lošinj

Travel in time while admiring the art works of Croatian and European artists.

2800 sunny hours per year

Photo by Joshua Cirjak

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Fragrances & Flavours on the Mediterranean

Visit the Lošinj’s Fragrant Garden, taste liqueurs & local cheese, prosciutto & game salami.

The offer is valid for stays from April 28th to June 21st and from August, 26th to October 1st 2023
Minimum stay: 3 nights

Room starting from 132 € per night

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Fragrances & Flavours on the Mediterranean

Visit the Lošinj’s Fragrant Garden, taste liqueurs & local cheese, prosciutto & game salami.

The offer is valid for stays from April 28th to June 21st and from August, 26th to October 1st 2023
Minimum stay: 3 nights

Room starting from 132 € per night

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