TOUCH

Let yourself go! Dive into our world and feel the sun gently caress you, feel the rock trembling while the wave salutes it, see how pine trees catch the wind as it hides in their tops

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BREATHE IN

Let yourself go! See what it’s like to be pampered by nature that has given Lošinj 1018 plant species – 939 are autochthonous and 230 are herbs

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TASTE IT

Let yourself go! Have a gastro delight that will introduce you to the Lošinj cuisine, aromatic specialties and the Lošinj Cuisine Festival in spring. Take a journey through flavors you have not had the chance to try

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LOŠINJ – YOUR ISLAND OASIS

Where the stars look beautiful like nowhere else, where you breathe with your full lungs, where waves of Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia intertwine, and where the last North Adriatic school of dolphins swim happily – that’s where the Lošinj Archipelago is located. This is a magical place that will seduce you with all its attributes - scents, tastes, sounds and preserved natural beauties.

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FEEL IT – THE ISLAND OF VITALITY

Lošinj has a health tourism tradition of over 125 years. Thanks to its mild Mediterranean climate, pinewoods and air, this is an ideal place to recreate your body and spirit. Learn to live with us, in harmony with nature

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Apoxyomenos


APOXYOMENOS (2nd – 1st century B.C.)

The antique bronze statue of an athlete, 192 cm tall, taken from the sea bed between the islet of Vele Orjule and the island of Lošinj on 27 April 1999, is the only large bronze found to date on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It is assumed that it was deposited in the sea at the beginning of the 1st century when it was thrown overboard during bad weather because of the danger of the ship overturning or as a sacrifice to the gods for safe passage through the Osor channel to a prosperous destination/port of call on the north Adriatic.

The statue represents an athlete, a young sportsman, at the moment of cleaning oil, dust and sweat from his body with a scraping tool after a competition. During restoration, which lasted 7 years, analysing the material and style of workmanship, the statue was dated from the 2nd – 1st century B.C. while the prototype on which it was made is considerably older, from the middle of the 4th century B.C.

From eight well-known variations of the Apoxyomenos prototype (the most famous being the bronze statue from Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, discovered in 1896 in Ephesus), the Lošinj statue is the most perfect and best-preserved. The statue’s sculptor is unknown but the classical beauty and high quality of workmanship testify to a consummate craftsman.

The original statue is kept in the Museum of Apoxyomenos in the center of Mali Lošinj (former Kvarner Palace), which is its new home and a permanent address.

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Town of Mali Lošinj Tourism Office
Priko 42, HR – 51550 MALI LOŠINJ, Croatia
Tel: +385 51 231 884, Tel: +385 51 231 547, Fax: +385 51 233 373
E-mail: losinj@visitlosinj.hr