Transparent crystal sea water, clear sky and beautifull nature are the reasons why many tourists visit the island Losinj. The city of Veli Losinj is situated in a small bay at the southeast side of the island of Losinj, at the foot of the St. Ivan's Hill. With a population of nearly 1,000, it is the third largest town on the Cres and Losinj archipelago. It features tall houses, numerous luxurious villas and the tower in the center of the town.
It is interesting to note that the former Veli Losinj or Velo Selo, as it used to be called, was once larger than Mali Losinj, which then outgrew it in size because of the geographic position and development of navigation and seamanship. The names of these two towns today do not reflect their true size.
In the heart of the town, there is a beautiful baroque Church of St. Anthony the Great with a high bell-tower. On the opposite side there is a tower with a crenellation. It was built in the 16th century to defend the harbour from invasions by sea. The tower is the motif of the Veli Losinj coat of arms. If you walk through the alleys of Veli Losinj, you will see luxurious villas of former captains and noblemen. In the Veli Losinj park, near the hospital, there are around 200 types of plants.
Thanks to its favourable climatic conditions Veli Lošinj has long been a well known health resort. Meditterranean vegetation, provide ideal conditions for a rest of the body and mind and attract a great number of tourists. The long tourist tradition and the hospitality of the local people make it possible for you to relax and enjoy your holiday in a romantic athmosphere. Don't miss the opportunity. Have a great holiday in the wonderful setting of Veli Lošinj.
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