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Tourism in Lošinj
The island of Lošinj is surrounded by beautiful beaches and clear blue sea. Sailing around Lošinj, you can see a certain species of dolphin which lives in Lošinj´s aquatory.
While in Mali Lošinj, You can stay in following hotels: hotel Apoksiomen and hotel Aurora.
History and culture of Lošinj
In ancient times the Cres and Lošinj archipelago was known as the Apsyrtides. The name is derived from that of the mythical hero Apsyrtus. Churches, monasteries, Renaissance buildings, basilicas and remnants from the ancient times can be found all over the island. The discovery of the famous sculpture by Lizipos, a well-known sculptor from the 4th century BC, presenting Apoxyomenos, a Greek athlete, which was found in 1991 in the Lošinj underwater, also testifies to the rich cultural life of the island.
Mali Lošinj - Is the largest town and is the main harbour on the island. Positioned in the August Bay, the biggest closed bay of the island, today it is the biggest island town in the Adriatic.
Veli Lošinj - Is situated in a small narrow sheltered bay on the southeast side of Lošinj island at the foot of St. John´s hill. Following the narrow streets of Veli Lošinj we enter a bye-gone era of sumptuous villas, which belonged to former captains. There are 80 different types of plants scattered around the villa gardens.