Arhiva Turističke zajednice grada Malog Lošinja
Losinj is a unique island which boasts its preserved natural surroundings in which the purity of the sea and air, mild climate, plant life, aromatic smells, with relaxation and rest have a beneficial effect, making us healthier and happier. The favorable climatic conditions of the island of Losinj had already been recognized at the end of the 19th century by renowned Viennese medical experts, which were again confirmed by Doctor Conrad Clar and Professor Ambroz Haracic after long research. Thus, Veli Losinj and Mali Losinj were pronounced as health resorts and convalescent places according to the high law of the Austrian government in Vienna in 1892. Precisely because of that reason, today the island has become famous throughout the world as a health resort. These are the premises which form the basis of Losinj tourism.
2600 Hours of Sun
Did you know that people feel very good on Losinj owing to the dominant pleasant climate throughout the year, feelings of freshness or warmth? One can never feel “very hot”, and feeling “very cold” is somewhat rare. During summer months, with a pleasant warm feeling, it is possible to stay out in the open throughout the day, and the sea is just right for swimming from mid-June to the end of September. Recent research confirms some of the benefits of Losinj’s mildly warm climate noticed long ago. Narrow temperature differences from the average, the lowest (7.7 °C) in February, to the highest (24.5°C) in July have a favorable effect on us all. Daily temperature oscillations are also moderate, which contributes to the pleasant feeling and contributes to stress reduction.
The sun in Losinj shines for more than 2600 hours per year, which on average amounts to 7 hours a day. So, you can get back from Losinj, one of the sunniest areas in Croatia, bathed both in the sea and in the sun. This is particularly important in the fall-winter period, when continental areas are covered in fog and clouds, and the weekend on Losinj can certainly “recharge your batteries”.
Aromatherapy in the Open
The results of the measurements, made by the Public Health Institute in 2007 - 2008, show that the area of Losinj has the air quality of the 1st category. Draw deep breaths and enjoy the natural aromatherapy in the open, while the essential oils of the pine and sea aerosol will clear your lungs. Scientists have discovered 262 species of benthic algae in the sea around Losinj. The majority of these algae can have a beneficial influence on human health with their valuable ingredients and various ways of application. Algae and sea salt - is there anything more beneficial for our skin? You are always in luck to continually find “one’s cove or rock” on Losinj, even in high season, to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Entire Island as a Botanical Garden
There are about 1100 species of plants identified on the island of Losinj, 230 species of which are considered as medicinal plants. There are many species, mostly exotic plants, which were brought by Losinj masters and seamen from their voyages and planted in the gardens of their houses. The park forests of Čikat and Pod Javori, hiding all the richness of Losinj vegetation, are renowned and protected. In May, when most of the plants bloom, the sight is heavenly, and the entire island bursts into flowers.
The Fragrant Experience on Five Islands
Losinj offers inexhaustible possibilities for a perfect holiday with 220 km of promenades for an active holiday on the 5 islands of the Losinj archipelago, as well as numerous sports activities. Here, professional sportsmen find refuge during cold winter days, and recreationists and amateurs throughout the year. Sports activities are versatile: diving and spear-fishing, sailing, surfing, skiing, sports fishing, water-polo, tennis, basketball, football, beach volleyball, bowling, boccie and fitness workouts. Bikes, mopeds and boats are available for rent, all in favor of a healthy and active holiday!
Since 2000, the Losinj School of Natural Medicinal Factors is regularly held in the Convalescent Home Veli Losinj every first weekend of September. So far, ten such gatherings have been held, unique to Europe for their subject. Many such meetings and congresses are held in Losinj on the topic of health. Losinj wellness centers, besides their excellent service, pools with heated sea water, use island essential oils, which create perfect harmony with nature. Therefore, it is no wonder that Losinj is considered as the oasis of health in which many people come to get acquainted in an interesting and relaxing way with the benefits of the island, treating themselves to a healthy and active holiday. Welcome to Losinj, the island of vitality!