Island Losinj - Photo 1
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The island of Losinj is part of the group of islands Cres-Losinj and makes part of the western range of Kvarner islands in the Kvarner Bay. The islands of this group perform the function of a natural bridge between Istria and Dalmatia. The entire coast of the archipelago is full of attractive coves, ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The highest mountain of Losinj is Osorscica (588 m).
You can get to Losinj daily with tourist boats, modern ferries, hydrofoils and sport planes. Losinj's sport airport is qualified for international traffic and receive aircrafts up to 40 seats.
Ferry connections are from Valbinska (Krk), Brestova (Istria) and Zadar. The fastboat which links Italy – Losinj, is running during the summer months (Cesenatico-Rimini-Pesaro-Mali Losinj).
Bus line Rijeka-Mali Losinj runs several times a day, the line Zagreb-Mali Losinj twice a day, while there is a direct line from Ljubljana in the summer.
Losinj is a desirable tourist destination where you can easily find your interest. The beginnings of tourism in Losinj are related to the health tourism because of excellent climate and vegetation. It was first discovered by the aristocracy of Austrian-Ungarian state. Their numerous villas and summer homes which are now restored adorn the island of Losinj. They have been followed by a sequence of newly built hotels which are continually enriched with new contents. You will have opportunity to meet friendly hosts, their customs and traditions in private accommodation of the island. Losinj offers campsites by the sea, located throughout the island.
Enjoy in a traditional cuisine based on wild, aromatic herbs and olive oil, and the taste of young lamb and Kvarner shrimps, homemade brandy and local wines from Susak.
Lovers of active holidays can enjoy in possibility to use trails, which are 220 km long, and stretch even on 5 islands. The underwater world offers plenty of caves and cliffs, and you'll find grat pleasure in sailing, windsurfing, skiing and sport fishing.
Have a look at night life with live music, taverns, night clubs, listen to the jazz festival and the good folk songs, get to like the Losinj folk dances and costumes of folk groups.