SPRING is already in the air, while relaxing or walking or cycling or moving through bushes and trees you can smell aromatic plants.
You have not decided where to spend your holidays in April and May? Then this is the best opportunity for you ! Without any stress, alone or with family or friends, our island is always the right choice. Walks, clean air, spring sun, smell of the sea and pine trees, the bravest can swim in the sea, and in the end you will surely be attracted by our lamb from Cres or grilled calamari or risotto of wild asparagus.... the choice is on you
SPRING suggestion - Asparagus is a very healthy plant and can be fully utilized: tea is made from the roots, risotto is prepared from the stalk, cooked asparagus as a side dish with lamb or fried with eggs as an appetizer, asparagus soup and various other specialties. It is healthy to pick asparagus because they grow under trees, you move, bend over, breathe clean air and the smell of the sea and pine trees.
SUMMER is just around the corner, so enjoy beach, swimming, diving, acquapark, concerts in the square, ice cream, cocktails, excursions with the boat.... Our islands offer a lot of beaches, rocks, little islands and islets where to enjoy in sea and sun. Here is the sea pleasant from late spring to late autumn.
You can enjoy the island specialties and the food of our ancestors. We recommend several island cookbooks with recipes rich in healthy food and aromatic herbs: octopus salad, sheep cheese and ham-prosciutto, polenta and fried sardines, sea bass in salt, brodetto and polenta, shrimp and asparagus risotto, lamb with potatoes and rosemary, lamb goulash ….
You have various sports on the island: tennis, beach volleyball, surfing, football, skydiving, water skiing, diving, water polo, swimming, fishing, children's playgrounds, bicycles, hiking, walking, hotel pool, wellness, aquapark Čikat , sailing, rowing ...
AUTUMN suggestion - If you want to feel how people really live on the island, come and pick olives. Olives have long been a source of food in the Mediterranean.
Are you a fan of trekking ? Do you like to walk, promenade, wander or get lost in the nature, among the stone walls and bushes, enjoy sunrises and sunsets? You are in the right place - all-day walking excursion on Osoršćica, our mount of 588 m, with lunch at the very top and a view of the entire Adriatic. For less hard tours, we recommend the nearby mount Monte Baston and St. Ivan with a beautiful view on the mainland, Velebit and Ilovik. You can visit Lubenice in the evening and enjoy, according to one study, one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
You don’t like to walk much; you are more a fan of history, culture and art ? We have a few gems for you: Osor, a town more than 4.000 years old, rich of history and culture, the Apoxyomenos Museum whit the bronze statue of a Greek athlete over 2.000 years old, over a hundred churches in Cres and many other cultural attractions.
WINTER suggestion - Do you feel cold? We don’t feel cold because in Mali Lošinj the sun shines even in winter.
The island of Cres and Lošinj have a rich history , unfortunately, not so much exploited. Osor, Cres, Lubenice, Veli Lošinj, Mali Lošinj, Nerezine, each place with its secrets and sights are awaiting you from the time of Liburnians, Greeks, Romans, Middle Age and modern time. From prehistory to the present days it was a life on the island. Prehistoric sites Jami na sredi and Vela jama are a proof of this. Walk through cities over 4.000 years old, enter the church where you’ll find paintings of famous Italian painter Vivarini, visit the museum in Cres, Mali Lošinj, Veli Lošinj and Osor.
We have a very rich cultural and historical heritage on our island. Osor, Cres and Lubenice – towns of great importance in the time of Ancient Greeks, Liburnians and Romans Veli Lošinj – the church of Saint Anthony the Great with paintings of Vivarini and organ of Callido, Venetian tower, the church of Saint Mary, the church of Saint John … Mali Lošinj – the Museum in Frizzy Palace with permanent exhibition Mihičić-Piperata, the baroque church, Napoleon fortress, first astronomical observatory, Nautical school, shipyard, park-fortress Čikat … Nerezine – the Franciscan church and monastery, the Museum of miniatures in the church of Saint Magdalena,
We organize Croatian course and you can learn and spent time in the nature. You bought a house in Croatia? You moved to the island of Lošinj or Cres? You are coming to Lošinj as a tourist? Do you need Croatian for work? Or are you just curious to learn something new? This is the right place for you. Our Croatian language courses are not common. We organize courses just for you and according to your needs. We provide accommodation in apartments near the school, in the city center. Come and learn with us! Aside from learning, we will help you better apply what you have already learned through the usual daily situations in the store, on the street, in a cafe, in a bank, in a museum, etc. Just trust us! We speak English, Italian, German, French and Spanish. We offer the course during all the year. The practical part of the classes takes place around the city in contact with people of the Croatian-speaking area. We have been cooperating for many years with the translation teams of the EU Commission and Parliament, which are improving their knowledge of the Croatian language.
Vacation as you wish - You didn’t recognize yourself in our recommendations? The apartments are waiting for you, arrange your days as you wish and be the master of your time. Sleep all day in the silence of a stone house, sunbathe on a beach, read in the shade of citrus fruits, walk under pine trees, breathe the healing air, go fishing, dive even in winter, visit museums, galleries, watch a movie at the cinema or a play in the theater, enjoy the gastronomic specialties of the island cuisine or watch your favorite series in a cozy apartment.