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Sailing Academy Lošinj is located on the Island of Lošinj, in a north part of Adriatic sea. We are moored in Marina Lošinj, positioned in the Augusta Bay, the largest closed bay of the Lošinj islands. 

Mali Lošinj

Mali Lošinj is the largest settlement on the island, located on the southern side of the Bay of Lošinj, which, thanks to this position, has become a very important maritime and commercial centre, and today, also an important tourist destination. 

It is positioned in the Augusta Bay, the largest closed bay of the Lošinj islands. With 8116 inhabitants, Mali Lošinj is today the largest island town in the Adriatic. Mali Lošinj dates back to the 12th century, the time when twelve Croatian families settled in the eastern bay of St. Martin. The first Croatian settlers were cattle breeders and farmers who later turned to fishing, seafaring and shipbuilding, thus moving the settlement closer to  the sea. The golden age of Mali Lošinj was the end of the 19th century when, thanks to sea and seafaring, the “small village” turned into a maritime town. 

Island of Lošinj

Lošinj is the 11th largest Adriatic island by area, 33 km (21 mi) long, with the width varying from 4.75 km (2.95 mi) in the north and middle of the island, to 0.25 km (0.16 mi) near the town of Mali Lošinj. It’s known for its striking bays and rich vegetation. The main town, Mali Lošinj, is in a large natural harbor. Around 2600 sunshine hours a year make the island a popular tourist destination. The island has a mild climate and evergreen vegetation. 

Island Cres

Cres is the largest Croatian island and stretches from cape Jablanica in the north to cape Suha in the south. This island of lush vegetation, diverse flora and fauna was once connected to the nearby island of Lošinj, but a channel was dug between the two islands in Roman times to shorten the journey by boat. Today, Lošinj and Cres are connected again by a bridge over this channel. The island of Cres has been inhabited since the Neolithic and the oldest known inhabitants of the island were the Liburnians. One of the oldest settlements on Cres is the fairy-tale village Lubenice located on a 378 m high cliff above the sea.

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