What to see near the port of Mali Lošinj
Those arriving by ferry or hydrofoil in Mali Lošinj can start their visit immediately. In fact, just near the port, there is Palazzo Fritzy, since 2007 the site of a museum that hosts two permanent exhibitions: a collection with works by Italian painters from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century (Giuseppe Piperata Collection); and another with the works of the Croatian artist Andro Vid Mihičić.
Not far from the Fritzy Gallery there is the Museum with the statue of the Athlete of Lošinj (Apoxyómenos). It is a bronze statue, probably from the Hellenistic period, found by chance in the mid-90s during an underwater dive.
The churches are also very beautiful. The most famous are the Duomo, the Church of San Nicola, the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cemetery Church of San Martino and the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin. The latter is located along the coast, near the bay of Čikat, about a kilometer from the old town, and hosts numerous votive offerings of the Mali Lošinj sailors.
In addition to the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin, Čikat Bay is also famous for its Underwater Historical Park. It is a submerged park - which can therefore only be visited by licensed divers - in which 11 different historical objects found in the depths of the island are exhibited. Among the works present, of course, there is also a bronze copy of the Athlete from Lošinj that we talked about earlier.
Lastly, but only for exhibition reasons, the beaches. Mali Lošinj boasts numerous bays and pebble beaches. Among the many we point out the beaches of the Aurora and Vespera hotels and the Čikat beach, in the bay of the same name, the latter particularly suitable for families with children (another family beach is, instead, in Veli Lošinj, in the Rovensca bay).