The island of Lošinj is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, in the Kvarner Gulf. It is almost due south of the city of Rijeka and part of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county. The island of Losinj, together with Cres is a very attractive destination for tourists from all over the Europe. Both islands are connected to the mainland with a bridge. The island of Losinj occupies only 31 km lengthwise and only 4 km per width. The 45th Latitude is exactly on the islands of Cres and Losinj and divides them into two climate zones. Losinj has a subtropic climate and vegetation with maritime pines, palms, oleanders and citrus trees. Losinj is a part of Cres - Losinj archipelago which includes Cres and Losinj, and the smaller islands of Unije, Ilovik, Susak, Vele Srakane, Male Srakane and a large number of uninhabited small islands. Those two islands, Cres and Losinj are connected by a small bridge in the town of Osor. The settlements on Lošinj include Nerezine, Sveti Jakov, Ćunski, Artaturi, Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj. A regional road runs the length of the island; ferry connections (via the island of Cres) include Brestova - Porozina, Merag - Valbiska, Mali Lošinj - Zadar, Mali Lošinj - Pula. There is also an airport on the island of Lošinj.One of the more popular of the Croatian islands, Losinj is famous for its lush green vegetation. The main resort is the town of Mali Losinj, whose harbour is said to be the most beautiful in the entire Adriatic. The tourist area is centred around Cikat bay, which is well known for its beach and good windsurfing. The town of Veli Losinj is quieter and there is easy access to it from Mali Losinj.

The Losinj's Apoxyomenos: (the "Scraper") is a bronze statue that dates back to the 1st or 2nd century BC. This type of figure was first developed by the Greek sculptor Lysippos of the 4th century BC. It was discovered underwater in the Lošinj archipelago near the uninhabited island of Vele Orjule. The Lošinj Channel was a frequent navigational route leading to the northern part of the Adriatic, to Istria and Italy. It is believed to be from a Roman shipwreck although there are no other apparent remnants. Apoxyomenos is one of the Greek conventions in representing an athlete, caught in the familiar act of scraping sweat and dust from his body with the small curved instrument that the Greeks called a strigil. The statue now resides temporarily in the Archeological Museum in Zagreb while the Lošinj museum where it is to be permanently housed from 2009 undergoes renovation.