Losinj is marooned in the Adriatic Sea and combines stunning coastal scenery with centuries of history and culture. Explore picturesque towns built around jewel-toned bays and bask on some of the most idyllic beaches in Croatia. The lush interior is a patchwork of rolling hills and pine forests.
Things to do in Losinj Island
Mali Lošinj is the largest settlement on the island and built around a postcard-perfect harbour. The town feels like a Mediterranean daydream and will charm you with its flower-filled streets and whitewashed houses. Stroll down to the waterfront to admire a stretch of brightly-painted sea captains’ houses from the 19th century. The nearby port town of Veli Lošinj is smaller but equally as beautiful. It’s centred around a pretty harbour lined with pastel-coloured houses.
Fringed by pine trees and pebble sand, Krivica Beach will dazzle you with its turquoise water. The 30-minute walk down to the bay keeps the beach surprisingly uncrowded. Valdarke Beach is easy to access from Mali Lošinj and features pebble sand and water so clear you’ll see fish swimming past.
Ferries depart from Mali Lošinj and take you to Susak, a car-free island just off the coast. Wander around the tiny villages dotted with traditional stone houses and relax on sandy beaches surrounded by rugged limestone cliffs. Watch for dolphins splashing in the water as you cruise to and from Susak. Learn more about local marine life at the engaging Sea Turtle Rescue Centre. Staff are passionate about rehabilitating injured sea turtles caught in fishing nets or tangled in plastic.
Getting around Losinj Island
Losinj is easy to get around by bus or in a rental car. Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. In the busy season, shuttle busses run between the Mali Lošinj town centre and the Sunčana Uvala and Čikat hotel districts. High-speed catamaran ferries run between Mali Lošinj and the port city of Rijeka on the Croatian mainland.