Kvarner newsletter / no 5

Mali Lošinj
Fragrant experiences on five islands

The aim of the new brochure entitled “Fragrant experiences on five islands”, which will be issued in April by the Mali Lošinj Tourist Office, is to promote walking and bike trails on the islands of Cres, Lošinj, Susak, Unije and Ilovik

This April, the Mali Lošinj Tourist Office will issue a new brochure promoting walking and bike trails on the islands of Cres, Lošinj, Ilovik, Susak and Unije entitled “Fragrant experiences on five islands”.
The footpaths and walking trails on the island of Lošinj that were promoted up to now have been recognised as an appealing tourist attraction, especially outside the main season. The trails encompass 220 kilometres of well-maintained paths on the island of Cres and Lošinj, and also on the islands of Susak, Unije and Ilovik, and include various grades of difficulty: coastal promenades, easy and difficult walking trails.

As a result of the work by Professor Ambroz Haračić, botanist from Mali Lošinj who dedicated his life to the research of the climate and vegetation of his island, the towns of Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj were declared climatic health resorts in 1892. The pleasant, specific microclimate and the mild Mediterranean atmosphere with more than 2500 hours of sunshine yearly make Lošinj the ideal destination for nature lovers. Lošinj and its surrounding islands are home to ca. 1200 various plants, and 600 of them can be found on the island of Unije, which has an area of only 17 square kilometres.
Due to such its favourable climate, the island of Lošinj is the ideal venue for all guests interested in recreation or sports as part of activity holidays. The Jadranka Hotels Company prepared four programmes for guests who plan to spend their holidays in Mali Lošinj. These are: Following the paths of Gaudentius, Following the traces of Apoxyomenos – Discover the Culture of the Islands, The Four Islands, and The Path of Dolphins. Each of these programmes consists of a series of excursions that were designed to suit a wide range of people, from recreational hikers to professional climbers. The realisation of the first two programmes is scheduled for this April.