Mali Losinj is a postcard-perfect town built around a natural harbour and surrounded by lush pine forests. The town is brimming with Mediterranean charm, from its flower-filled streets and brightly painted townhouses to the breezy seafront promenade.
Things to do in Mali Lošinj
Getting lost in the cobbled streets of the Old Town is one of the best ways to enjoy Mali Losinj. Stop for lunch at an al fresco café and walk down to the waterfront to admire a string of sea captains’ houses painted in bright colours.
Mali Losinj is fringed by beautiful pebble beaches where you can bask in the sunshine and swim in the crystalline Adriatic Sea. Sunčana Uvala is fringed by a lush pine forest and is one of the most popular beaches. Relax on the pebble sand or rent a sun lounger and beach umbrella for the day. The tiny bay of Valdarke Beach features a rocky shoreline and jewel-toned water.
The Museum of Losinj occupies the handsome Fritzy Palace and showcases masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. In the modern galleries, you can admire sculptures by contemporary greats like Ivan Meštrović and Antun Augustinčić.
Board a ferry and spend the day exploring Susak, a car-free island off the coast of Mali Losinj. Walk around the charming villages dotted with centuries-old stone houses and top up your tan on the white-sand beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. Look out for dolphins and sea turtles as you travel back to Mali Losinj.
Getting around Mali Lošinj
Mali Losinj is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. In high season, shuttle buses run between the town centre and the beach resort districts of Sunčana Uvala and Čikat. High-speed catamaran ferries run between Mali Losinj and the Rijeka on the Croatian mainland in around four hours.