With an area of 75 km², Lošinj is a medium-sized Adriatic island. On the northern side of its elongated silhouette, it lifts up Osoršćica, a beautiful “miniature mountain” with Televrin (589 m) as its highest peak. The central and southern parts are much lower and very well indented, with many deep coves surrounded by the greenery of pines.
A group of islets extend to the south of the island of Lošinj, the largest of which is Ilovik. Together, with the nearby St. Petar, it encloses a 2 km long canal, protected from all winds, and known since ancient times as a safe harbourage in these otherwise turbulent waters.
Southwest from Lošinj, isolated at sea, is an unusual island called Susak, made of fine sand and covered with high reeds that once fenced many, now non-existent vineyards. Susak is known to be in a world of its own, like nowhere else on earth.
To the west of Lošinj you'll find Unije, the largest among the Lošinj islets which was named after Polje (“Field,” Lat. Nia), a sizeable fertile plateau close to the village. Unije is a paradise for all true nature lovers because of its diverse landscapes, from idyllic to rugged, expanding over a tiny area.
Cres is the largest island on the Adriatic by surface, but it is poorly populated. Its northern and southern parts are covered with oak forests, while the rocky pastures of the central plateau can see the famous Cres sheep grazing. The town of Cres is surrounded by the most extensive and beautiful olive groves of the archipelago.