The reason I've selected Losinj island isn't only because it's a known summer destination but much more. Losinj is a historic health resort and an ideal place for people who have issues with their respiratory system.
Since 1892 when two respected doctors Dr. Conrad Clar and Prof. Ambroz Haracic have confirmed the favorable climate benefits of this island. This island has a century-long tradition in treatment of respiratory diseases, children asthma, allergies and skin as well as for physical therapy.
Since 1892 the entire island is recognized for its healing climate making Losinj a destination that provides a healthy holiday, natural recovery, quality treatment and rehabilitation with a rich cultural scene.
It is common that when talking about this island, it's used the name Mali Losinj. Mali Losinj is undeniably the most important attraction of the island but two main villages Mali (small) and Veli (big) Losinj are extremely popular spots for a holiday combining beach, culture and various sport activities.
This island makes part of Kornati bay islands or more precisely Cres-Losinj island group including Cres (409 square km), Losinj (75 ) and smaller islands of Unije (17 ), Ilovik (6 ), Susak (4 ), Vele Srakane (1 ) and a series of smaller uninhabited islands.
Losinj is 33 km long, with the width varying from 4,75 km in the north and middle of the island, to 0,25 km near the town of Mali Losinj. The total coastline of the island is 113 km. The whole coastline abounds in attractive bays and coves, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Losinj and Cres once were just one island. Probably in the Roman period it was escalated a narrow channel separating two islands. This passage called Osor channel is linked by small metal bridge. Something similar, you can see on Murter island.
This bridge opens twice a day at 09 AM and at 05 PM for 15 minutes to let pass only small boats at maximum speed of 5 knots. The peculiarity of of this bridge is that it's fixed on the Losinj side and opens only the Cres island side.
This island has excellent connections with the mainland. You can reach the island by car, by fast catamaran from Rijeka and recently by seaplanes.
If you prefer to use sea connections you can reach Losinj from:
Mali Losinj is the main port of entry to the island. The main center for hotels on Losinj Island is Cikat Bay in Mali Losinj which offers an range of holiday style hotels on Cikat peninsula plus the excellent and classy Hotel Apoksiomen on the port.
If you stay on the port you're only a few minutes walk from the beaches of Cikat bay. There is also a good selection of private accommodation. Veli Losinj also has a few hotels and some private accommodation. Also consider Nerezine, a town and port on the north-eastern coast of Losinj Island, which offers the four-star Hotel Manora.