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Losinj is in eclectic mix of jagged peaks and hillsides to the north and natural coves and pristine landscapes on the southern part of the island. Connecting these two is a narrow isthmus and a natural bay where the main city of Mali Losinj is situated. Once a magnificent port, ruled by Venetians and Italians before becoming part of modern Croatia, the city welcomes seafarers and landlubbers alike with its beautiful harbour-front. The cityscape is populated by pastel-coloured buildings, parasol-covered restaurants and small fishing boats bobbing gently in the water. From the triangular square at the centre of the city, you can venture into the labyrinthine streets that weave the city together in a red-roofed mosaic. Visit the Losinjski Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of the island and see the beautiful Church of the Nativity of the Virgin as well as its interesting graveyard. Stroll along the sea until you come to the building housing the antique Apoksiomen bronze statue that was recovered from the sea. Nearby you’ll also find tour boats from which you can explore the coastline and the Adriatic Sea further. Dolphins are known to frequent the waters and if you’re lucky, you might spot a flock of them frolicking in the sea. If you instead prefer to explore the island on land, then head to the nearby nature park of Cikat. A blend of pine forest and stunning beaches, just minutes away from the city, it will feel like a haven away from the relative urban bustle. Renting a bike will allow you easy access to the woodland and if you’re seeking places to relax by the water, there are beaches of every variety along the coast of Losinj. Soak up the sun by Cikat Bay, go windsurfing or water-skiing in the blue sea or simply just go for a long hike by the sea, before heading back to the city for dinner and a glass of sweet Croatian wine.
Each region in Spain is fiercely proud of its local identity and culture and regardless of where you find yourself in this vast and fascinating country, you’ll quickly discover that one of the cornerstones in every regional self-image is the local food. We’ve collected (and sampled) the five following dishes, yet these are just a few examples of the great variety of dishes you’ll find in Spain.
Spending an extended weekend in Iceland means making sure you pack in all the things worth seeing and doing here. Don't fret, though, we've kindly compiled a useful list that you are free to follow to make sure you get the full experience of this wonderful Viking island.
Whether you are staying on the mainland, or even on one of the many islands themselves, you can easily travel to and between some of the more remote islands that will give you a glimpse of a more serene part of the Mediterranean, away from the tourists and the developed seafronts.