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  Lo?inj from boat
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  • Lošinj from boat - Cres
      Lo?inj from boat
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  • Siamese cat at one of the windows - Cres
      Siamese cat at one of the windows
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  • local fauna on terrace with grapes - Cres
      local fauna on terrace with grapes
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  • take trip to Losinj - Cres

From Cres there's bridge over narrow canal to Lo?inj island by Osor. The largest town here is Mali Lo?inj, which is somewhat centre of action and a port from where you can take several catamarans to nearby islands (Unije, Susak, Srakane, Ilovik) and to continent (Rijeka, Zadar).
Condensed in a secluded gulf, it's town with typical Mediterranean structure: here are narrow streets, stairways, pocket squares, riva (promenade along the sea), main square. You can buy fresh fish here from the fish market or supply yourself with vegetables, you can sit down at cafes and plenty of restaurants, visit galleries or museum, try some excellent ice cream, take a boat with organized tours... lots of choice for everyone. You can get yourself lost in side streets or spend evening at occasionally opened subculture spots.
Historically Mali Lo?inj was for some time one of the most important port towns in Adriatic sea with notable seamen and boat constructors. Since late 19th century tourism began to thrive and it's now one of the main sources of income for the islands. You'll spot 'unusal' sight of menus written in German, English and Italian in August, many didn't even bother to write it in Croatian... which suggests who're targeted groups.
As a crown of town, the cathedral of St. Mary dominates the vedutta, but one of the most fascinating findings comes from the sea, where beautiful sculpture of Apoksiomen from Antiquity was discovered in the waters near Lo?inj, and it became admirable attraction related to the place, now on display in Zagreb's museum of archaeology.

Directions: Lo?inj island

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  • Updated Oct 14, 2011
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