Kvarner newsletter / no 46

Island of Lošinj
Relaxation for the soul, palate and health…

Is there a more romantic holiday than enjoying a stay for two, choosing from numerous holiday packages specially designed for autumn, with free transport from Zagreb? In the next period, Lošinj will be offering all of that!

By booking accommodation with Lošinj Hotels & Villas in the period between the 7th of October 2011 and the 1st of April 2012, you can benefit from free bus transport on the route Zagreb - Mali Lošinj - Zagreb. This is a decision of the Lošinj Hotels & Villas company management, based on the great success of the same campaign in the last year. The company expects great interest for autumn holidays on the island of Lošinj, which offers some very attractive experiences.
A special attraction in November is called "Olive and free climbing". If you think that olives and climbing do not have anything in common, we recommend visiting Lošinj to see for yourself that it isn't quite so. The programme includes one day to "charge batteries" and one day to "discharge batteries". On the first day, you can learn more about the local tradition, tastes, aromas, and the general story about olives on the island of Lošinj. This includes sampling various local specialities prepared with olives, tasting olive oil, and take part in harvesting medicinal herbs and making herbarium. After you have "charged your batteries", it is time for the more active part of your holiday: free climbing. Expert instructors will guide tours on some of the 25 climbing routes of various difficulty levels.
If you are a romantic person rather than a climber, Lošinj offers two special experiences. The first is called "Romance on Lošinj" and includes a three-day stay in one of the company's hotels, romantic breakfast in bed, massages, and the use of the sauna and relax zone. The second is called "From the heart for two". It is a rather extensive weekend package that includes superb services in Mare Mare Suites, learning more about the island, its tradition and culture, entertainment programme, individual approach, and many other romantic benefits.
In addition, there is another very special experience: "Salute the captain“, offered by the Turist tourist agency from Veli Lošinj, and designed to inform visitors about the island's heritage related to the interesting life of Lošinj's seafarers, shipbuilders and shipowners, who made this island the centre of seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean area in the 19th century. The package includes guided tours of the town, education about Lošinj's captains, customs, and shipbuilding tradition, excursions to Veli Lošinj, Madonna promontory, and the small church of Annunziata where "Salute the captain" is staged, and sampling dishes according to the tradition and customs of Lošinj's captains.
If you are staying on the island during some of the upcoming events, such as the Lošinj Optimist Regatta (4th to 6th November), the celebration of the Day of the town of Mali Lošinj (11th November), or St. Andrew's Day celebration on the island of Unije (25th and 26th November), rest assured that your visit to Lošinj will be a truly memorable one.
Finally, we recommend visiting an interesting costume exhibition, which will be displayed in the Lošinj Museum – Gallery Fritzy from the 4th of November until the 10th of December.