A tour alongside the Kvarner Gulf – Part 2

The Croatian coast is dotted with countless islands. Each of them offers a unique range of leisure activities, and no matter how small they may be, there is always something to see. In the second part of our series on the Kvarner Bay, we want to take a closer look at some of the smaller and lesser-known destinations. Among them are some really well-hidden treasures where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the big tourist attractions. So today we’re going to take a look at the islands of Lošinj, Rab and Susak.

The island of Lošinj - The "Island of well-being"

Insel Lošinj mit dem Ort Veli Lošinj

South of Cres lies the island of Lošinj, a true paradise for nature lovers. You can get there by bridge or by one of the many boats from the mainland. When the weather is warm and sunny, you can enjoy the lush vegetation and take one of the many hiking trails that the 27-kilometer-long island has to offer. In spring and summer, you can see many flowers and pine trees that make Lošinj unique. A hike to the top of Televrina for a wonderful view of the island is a must!

 

But don’t underestimate the small towns and villages. Both Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj in the south of the island have a breathtaking maritime charm and are famous for their harbors. The small settlement of Artatore, on the other hand, should be visited for its beautiful beaches. And don’t underestimate the hospitality of the almost 8,000 inhabitants. Lošinj invites you to relax and take long walks to explore every nook and cranny.

The island of Rab - Medieval towns with a long history

The island of Rab is characterized by steep cliffs and breathtaking landscapes, which make it perfect for nature lovers. The view from the highest point, Kamenjak, is definitely something for hikers who want to see the island and the Kvarner Bay from above. There are also plenty of beaches in the many bays for those who want to relax and unwind. These are especially suitable for families with children.

 

The population of about 9500 is spread across medieval towns that are also steeped in history. Whether you stop in Rab, Palit, Bonjol or Barbat, you will learn about the island’s historical background, shipping and fishing

The island of Susak - A car-free island for relaxation

Susak is the smallest island in the Kvarner Bay and the furthest from the mainland. But those who dare to venture so far out into the Adriatic Sea will experience true paradise. Not only are there beautiful beaches of fine sand to relax on, but the inhabitants have also developed a unique culture. The nearly 150 inhabitants speak in their own dialect and wear traditional costumes you won’t see anywhere else.

A tour of the island takes less than a day, making Susak the perfect day trip. There is a beautiful lighthouse and an ancient church to see.

And now it's your turn!

Which of the islands would you most like to visit? Or maybe you’ve already been there? Be sure to share your experiences in the comments!