Why to visit Veli Lošinj?

Why to visit Veli Lošinj?

Veli Lošinj, inhabited place since the end of the 14th century, originally inhabited by 12 Croatian families in the area of today’s church of St.Nicholas.


Location – Spa tourism

Known for the air, the health tourism that was first mentioned in old books, and after research by the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, health benefits were found in the purification of airways and asma, and the Austro-Hungarian monarchy came to Losinj to be treated



As the monarch was treated, the tourism began to develop a little, the villagers of the Monarchy were slowly approaching, and gradually more and more people were interested in visiting this unexplored paradise. In order to accommodate an increasing number of people, some of the villas that have been made have become lodgings and accommodation hotels.


Veli Losinj Tower

The detached circular tower in the center of Veli Lošinj was built in the 15th century, in the first decades of Venetian rule over the eastern Adriatic coast. Deep walls, small openings and relatively low (17 m), for centuries resisted gunshot fire from enemy ships and shielded the population of Lošinj from pirate robbers. Formerly a dominant building in the city harbor, at the beginning of the 19th century, loses military power and gains symbolic significance, and appears on the coat of arms of the newly founded Velojlovsk municipality. After nearly two centuries of decay, it has been thoroughly restored and in 2001 it opened the Museum-gallery space of the Tower, part of the Lošinj Museum, which through its permanent post tells about the famous history of velor marinas and tourism.

Downhill race

World Cup – Downhill Lošinj is considered a unique race since competitors will be pedaling through the urban area as the first case in the world cup. Also, the Red Bull Media House and 19 television companies that will redeem the right transfer, live streaming will enable transfer to 99 countries, and the live broadcast is expected to be watched by more than a million viewers.

Extreme cycling competition or downhill from the spring training of Slovenian cyclists will take place in the organization of the Losinj Atletic Club and Trbovlje Mountain Bike Club, with the full support of Mali Losinj, Lošinj Hotels & Villas and Mali Lošinj Tourist Board.

The cycling weekends, breathtaking island life routes with unique views, interesting forest roadblocks and a professional organization of mountain bike races will attract many contestants as well as viewers from all over the world.


Dolphin center, Veli Lošinj

When you are wondering how and where, the answer is here. Lošinj dolphins, dolphins of our archipelago are under the protection of the Blue World Institute, which opened the Lošinj Marine Education Center (LMEC) in Veli Lošinj in 2003 – the first center of this purpose on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea. Since its opening, the Center has become a tourist attraction and the main education center for the sea in the region. Although it has an area of only 160 m2 that has been thoroughly reconstructed before opening, the building dates back to 1826, and there are many unsolved problems related to the age of the building. The lack of space has become a significant limiting factor given that the number of employees, volunteers and students, or activities that are being implemented over the years, is growing. LMEC is the central point for presenting the work of the Blue World Institute, and has become a tourist attraction and educational core in the region. At the center, there are permanent and occasional exhibitions as well as interactive multimedia presentations. Workshops and lectures are held regularly for visitors of diverse themes and directed to all ages. The Blue World Institute is continually striving to improve and update the program with the latest scientific knowledge and content.


The place with its 800-tens of inhabitants provides a peaceful environment, with no stress or noise. Here, once you walk, you will stay here and stay there. Stone houses, churches and other significant historical features of this building will not leave anyone indifferent.

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