Why Ilovik ?
Why Ilovik ?
The island of Ilovik, also known as the island of flowers, since the island was connected with flora and fauna from all parts of the island of Lošinj to a beautiful small place called Ilovik
Islands of Ilovik and Sv. Peter until the recent times were mentioned under a common name, first as Neumae Insulae (the Neum in Greek means "a sign") and from the 13th century as Sanctus Petrus de Nimbis or in the later Venetian version of San Pietro dei Nembi.
The longest inhabited island of Lošinj islands, with the same name fishing village, where today there are about 170 inhabitants. The first Croatian settlers came to the island at the end of the 18th century from Veliki Lošinj and since then the ILOVIK is being developed. The locals of Ilovika deal with vineyards and vineyards, which enables them to provide a large number of wells that supply this land with water, fishing, sheep and tourism.
The location of Ilovik is very beautiful, situated in a small bay, which is protected by the northern side of the uninhabited island of Sv. Peter on whom is the cemetery of the locals Ilovik. The coast is easily accessible from all sides, with many coves. The largest bay with a sandy beach is the Pariza on the south-eastern side of the island.
The oldest traces
The oldest traces of settlements originate from the Illyrian tribe of Liburna. The islands are rich in Roman finds. We come to the remains of the walls, the numismatic specimen, the sarcophagus, and there is a submarine archaeological site nearby.
The walls of the present cemetery are from the 11th century. At that time a Benedictine monastery was built, and probably before that was a Byzantine fortress.
The most famous island beach is the beach of Pariza - a sandy beach located on the southern part of the island of Ilovika. It is about 20 minutes from Ilovik. walk.
For those who have always dreamed of being on a kilometer-long sandy beach, this beach might not be kilometer long, but it offers that charm.
The place with its 170 inhabitants provides a peaceful environment, with no stress and no noise. Here, once you walk, you will want to stay here and stay. Stone houses, churches and other significant historical features of this place will leave nobody indifferent.