The smile of a dolphin in Mali Lošinj

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According to legends, Jason swam with his team to the shores of Lošinj in search of the golden fleece. The island delighted their contemporaries and still delights them today, especially for water sports enthusiasts. And dolphins.

Whether in winter or hot summer, the Croatian island of Lošinj cannot complain about the lack of interest from tourists from various places in Europe. Its heart is Mali Lošinj - despite its name, the largest city on the island. It is well connected with other towns on Lošinj, as well as with the neighboring island of Cres. It is located in Augusta Bay, and thanks to its location it is an ideal starting point for tourists who want to explore all the attractive points of the area.

Both islands, Lošinj and Cres, are connected like an umbilical cord by an 11-meter-long canal.

Dolphin smile

Since the inhabitants of Mali Lošinj are engaged in fishing, the resort will satisfy every fish lover in terms of cuisine. The aroma of fried, grilled or smoked fish comes from virtually every corner. In addition, the menu includes dishes with asparagus, and the restaurant's specialty is also truffles.

The city is famous not only for the bells, fillets and carcasses served on a plate. Many species of fish live in the surrounding waters, and lucky ones can also spot dolphins swimming happily around.

Mali Lošinj is proud to be the largest sports fishing center in the Adriatic Sea. Water sports enthusiasts come here from various countries, and local rental companies offer all kinds of equipment - including surfing, windsurfing and diving. Fans of sailing, motorboat rides and water skiing will also not be disappointed.


For those who prefer to explore land, there are plenty of options. The friendly climate and beautiful landscapes tempt both hiking and burning calories on a two-wheeler. The resort also has sports fields and tennis courts.

A walk around Mali Lošinj

Apart from temples - the church of St. Martin and the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mala Gospa) with the relics of St. Romulus - noteworthy is The Piperata Collection of Old Masters , a museum with works by the most famous Italian artists from the 16th century to the 20th century.

For people looking for a traditional beach holiday, the most important thing is that Mali Lošinj is the largest resort on the island. The coastline in this part of Lošinj is rugged and divided into a number of smaller and larger bays. The local flora is not afraid of water - many trees give the impression that they want to leave the island and set out to discover something new. The vegetation covers the waterfront up to the roots, which in many places are immersed in the warm water.


Campsite near Mali Lošinj

Where can you stay while on the island? A great option - especially for families with children - is the year-round Camping Čikat , located in a cove of the same name of extraordinary beauty. As far as the eye can see, there are wonderful gardens and Art Nouveau villas. The facility is surrounded by a pine forest, and guests also have easy access to walking paths, thanks to which they can visit the most beautiful parts of the coast. It is approximately 2 km from the center of Mali Lošinj. A standard pitch with access to electricity costs from HRK 6.50 to 11 per day, and the cost of accommodation for an adult is HRK 7-10.80 per day.

Little ones will have a great time in the Pepé family amusement park , while older children will have a lot of fun thanks to the wide range of fun and sports games that the campsite offers. From July 2015, guests can enjoy one more attraction - the water park . During the high season (July 1 - September 15), the entrance ticket for people over 7 years old costs HRK 100, and for children aged 3-7 years HRK 70. From September 16, prices drop to HRK 70 and HRK 40, respectively. Children up to 3 years old can bathe for free.

Aquapark, beautiful beaches, dolphins, lush greenery and lots of sun. What more could you want on a holiday by the sea?

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A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)

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