Veli Lošinj

Veli Lošinj is situated in a narrow bay on the southeast side of Lošinj island, at the foot of St. John's hill. Tall houses in the first row overlooking the harbour and numerous luxurious villas with beautiful gardens  are the main characteristics of this pretty town. It has a population of 1000 inhabitants and is the second largest town on the island. 
It is interesting to note that in the past Veli Lošinj (Velo selo – “large village”) was bigger than Mali Lošinj (Malo selo – “little village”), but throughout history Mali Lošinj developed more rapidly and today the situation is reversed. The names, however, have remained. 

In the narrow streets of Veli Lošinj, a look through old doorways reveals sumptuous villas that belonged to former captains, ship owners and the rich upper class. There are 80 different types of plants growing in the villa gardens, while in Veli Lošinj park, in front of the present-day sanatorium and former residence of the Archduke, Karl Stephan, there are more than 200 botanical species. 

Just beside Veli Lošinj is a small fishing port Rovenska which captures attention with its magnificent beach, fishing village ambient, tradition of the people who dedicated their lives to the sea and direct contact with nature

USEFUL INFORMATION:

Doctor/Infirmary: none
Pharmacy: none
Post Office:
city centre, T: +385 (0)51 236 036
Bank: none
ATM:
Erste and PBZ Bank
Exchange Office: at the tourist agencies
Tourist Agencies:
Val, Turist, Palma
Port Authority: none
Bike rental:
Val and Turist Tourist Agencies, Punta Hotel
Motorbike rental: Turist Tourist Agencies
Grocery Store:
Jadranka d.o.o.
Market:
• stall next to the grocery store, open June to September
• 6 restaurants, 5 cafe bars, 3 patisseries, 2 beach bars
Internet:
in cafe bars and city centre
Library and Reading Room:
OMT 40, T: +385 (0)51 236 602
Wellness Centre "Punta": T: +385 (0)51 662 020
Tennis Centre "Punta", T: +385 (0)51 662 025
Parish Church of Sv. Antun Opat

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