Island of Losinj
Island of Losinj is an island at the very west of Kvarner Gulf. It is one of the smaller island in the archipelago, divided from larger, Cres, by a small passage, connected by bridge. Losinj cover area of about 75 km2, 30 km in length, where about 8 thousands people permanently lives. Before Roman times, island of Cres and Lošinj where one island , when Osor channel has been dug , so two separate islands emerged. The north-western part of Losinj is steep and rocky, eastern coast is much more flat than the western and exposed to the bura wind.The island has a mild climate and evergreen vegetation.
Losinj has numerous bays with small villages built in them. Most popular among the bays is Cikat bay, that has nice beach, campsite and several villas and hotels. Island of Losinj used to be important centre of shipbuilding and sea faring, but in late 19th century become tourist destination due to it's location ( close to Central Europe and Vienna) and mild climate. The central place of the island is Mali Losinj, which is allegedly the larges town at the Croatian Islands. Lungomare, the seashore walk paths, largely covered with pine trees, passing through bays connects Mali Losinj and Veli Lošinj, another place on the Island.The Lošinj archipelago includes the island of Lošinj, as well as group of smaller islands, Unije, Ilovik and Susak, and also number of small and uninhabited islands where, in the summer, one can enjoy sunny solitude.
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Losinj - arrival and departure:
Ferries to Losinj : Ferry connections to island of Losinj are from Mali Losinj to island of Cres - ferry Brestova - Porozina, Rijeka - Porozina, Merag - Valbiska and Ferry Pula - Mali Losinj - Zadar. From Italy, there is a ferry from Venice to Mali Losinj. There is also an airport on the island of Losinj. Airport Mali Losinj offers services of Air Taxi and Panorama Flights service - find all info and price at airports home page : www.airportmalilosinj.hr
More info about Losinj:
Spearfishing New Year Cup at Mali Losinj : Every year Mali Losinj, the largest place on the island of Losinj, (the Croatian Island located in Kvarner Gulf) organises a New Year’s Cup in spearfishing (underwater fishing). The event includes two competitions, the Winter Cup of Cities and the European Cup of Nations, and this year it will be hold from 28th to 30th of December. The Winter Cup has been held 47 times and the European Cup 37 times, pooling spearfishermen ...read more
Lošinj Dolphin Reserve adds to the charm of Island of Losinj. This is the first dolphin reserve of this kind in the Mediterranean, and offers various day trips to visit places where dolphins can be seen, as this is the area where bottlenose dolphins ( about 120 of them) are living. Blue World, the marine research and conservation organisation, that has it's head office in Veli Losinj, runs Adriatic Dolphin Project . This organisation has it's own museum / gallery of marine life and dolphins " Losinj Marine Education Centre", which is visited by schools and students. At the moment, they rn sea turtle satelite tracking programme - Sea turtle Calypso
To find more info and links about Island of Losinj, check our Island of Losinj Travel Directory where we listed the best links about Veli and Mali Losinj as well as surrounding islands and area. Also, check official Kvarner and Losinj tourism authorities websites : www.kvarner.hr and www.tz-malilosinj.hr