The island of Losinj has been inhabited since 1280, when twelve Croatian families moved to the southern part of the island of Losinj. Over time, Lošinj acquired a reputation as an island with a favorable climate. This was noticed by Austrian and Croatian doctors at the end of the 19th century.
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Thanks to the meteorological observations of Ambroz Kharacic on Mali Lošinj and Melchiad Budinich on Veli Lošinj, as well as the professional medical opinion of Dr. Konrad Klar, Professor Leopold von Schroetter, Dr. Josip Von and Dr. Z. Brunner, Mali Lošinj in 1892 received the title of Austro-Hungarian health resort.
The island of Lošinj is rich in climatic and marine healing factors of nature.
They are used in natural forms of treatment such as: air therapy (taking air baths), heliotherapy (sunbathing), thalassotherapy (sea therapy). Marine factors include: maritime climate, air quality, seawater, algae, vegetation, sun exposure, sand and sea mud. They are used in natural forms of treatment such as climatotherapy, aerotherapy, hydrotherapy, algotherapy, aromatherapy, kinesitherapy, heliotherapy (sunbathing), psammotherapy (sand baths) and peloidotherapy (mud therapy). After Mali Lošinj and Veli Lošinj are declared health resorts, they become places where health and medical tourism develops on the island of Lošinj.
Today Mali Lošinj is developing into a health tourism center, while Veli Lošinj is becoming a health tourism center. Wellness tourism is a tourism and wellness activity designed for healthy people. With its help, good habits are developed, as well as, under supervision, the healing factors of nature and/or the procedures of physical and rehabilitation medicine are used in order to maintain and develop health and/or improve the quality of life.
The user is a tourist, a guest staying at a hotel, camp and/or in the private sector, who is resting, and devotes part of the day to the above services and procedures. In addition to the healthy, the category of service users includes persons with mild chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, with mild diseases of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system and skin.
Through various programs, health tourism provides users with beneficial health effects. Health tourism is an offshoot of health and tourism activities, the users of which are patients. He promotes a healthy lifestyle and habits, and also, under the supervision of a specialist, uses the healing properties of nature, and/or the procedures of physical and rehabilitation medicine in the prevention, treatment, long-term treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of various diseases and conditions.
Leisure and tourism in Croatia
Croatia's impressive history can be explored by exploring the country's many attractions. Most of the architectural works are hidden in the very center of many cities. Continental lands and coastal areas are very different, so don't overlook any of them. The most famous city - Dubrovnik - the best example of coastal architecture. But, of course, it is not the only city to visit. Also important for tourists is the city of Zagreb - the capital of Croatia and the largest settlement with over 1 million inhabitants. This is a fairly modern city, with all the new trends, which at the same time does not break the connection with the past.
In the east of Slavonia, the local capital is located - the city of Osijek. Scattered throughout the area are vineyards and cellars where Croatian wines are kept. And the best thing is that the local hosts will gladly treat you to a glass of wine.
Seafaring is a great way to see coastal islands and small archipelago networks. Most charters sail from the port of Split or the surrounding northern and southern regions. It is better, of course, to reserve a yacht with the help of a travel agency in your home country, but many Croatian companies will provide a choice of fully equipped boats or private boats.
Reservation of a charter flight takes place in two stages: first of all, 50% of the cost of renting a vessel is paid to confirm the reservation. And the remaining 50% must be paid a month before the planned trip. Be sure to review the contract before depositing any amount. Especially study the section, which says about the cancellation of the vessel reservation, as it is quite possible that you will not be refunded a penny from the amount already paid.
Upon arrival at the marina where your yacht is waiting for you, register and do not forget to buy everything you need before sailing to the high seas. Don't neglect grocery stores. The weather can be unpredictable, and being out on the high seas without food or water is not a good option.
Some companies like Jam Yacht Supply will provide you with all the products you want. Visit the company's website and place an order using the online catalog. Your purchase will be delivered directly to the boat on the day of departure from the port.
Croatia became the first country in Europe to turn the country's natural resources into a source of permanent income. According to some assumptions, about 15% of the total number of tourists visiting the country are nudists. There are up to 20 official nudist beaches on the coasts, not to mention the so-called "free" beaches. They are considered to be unofficial beaches for nudists. They are marked with “FKK” plates. The most popular nudist resorts are Pula, Hvar and the island of Rab.
Medical tourism is growing and becoming more and more popular in Croatia. A large number of dental operations were carried out by tourists who came to the country for this purpose. Croatian dentists have been trained for 5 years in cities such as Zagreb and Rijeka. And their internship is held in accordance with all the standards of the EU countries.
One of the most unusual types of recreation that can be offered to you in Croatia is living at the lighthouse. Most of them are found on deserted coasts or even on the high seas. This way you can completely "cut off" yourself from the world around you. Sometimes the best way to relax is to feel like Robinson Crusoe.
There are 11 such lighthouses in Croatia: Savudrija, Sv. Ivan, Rt Zub, Porer, Veli Rat, Prisnjak, Sv. Petar, Plocica, Susac, Struga and Palagruza.
Diversity is amazing! This statement perfectly reveals the essence of the tourist offer of the Kvarner region, located in the northern part of the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Back in the 19th century, this small piece of European land with its clean sea, salty air, favorable climate and picturesque landscapes managed to charm the aristocracy of Vienna and Budapest. Kvarner (Croatia) has become an excellent opportunity for the nobility to take a break from everyday life, enjoy tranquility, and also get rid of physical and psychological stress.
The breathtaking landscapes of the north-west of Croatia, in close proximity to Italy and Slovenia, the archipelago striking with a scattering of islands, with one of the most beautiful European port cities - Rijeka, stretching a chain of resorts of the Riviera - this is what the Kvarner region is.
Remember these places of interest and be sure to include them in your travel plans. Kvarner is also a synonym for the Croatian seaside, one of the most attractive tourist destinations for Europeans in Croatia - Primorye-Gorski Kotar. The region includes such recreation areas as the Riviera Opatija, the city of Rijeka and the surrounding towns (the so-called Rijeka ring) - Crikvenica, Novi Vinodolski. This also includes the islands of Kvarner: Krk (Valbiska-Merag), Rab, Cres and Lošinj. And the Gorski Kotar mountain range itself is an area known to many as the "green heart of Croatia".
Numerous resorts of Kvarner are located between the two largest mountain ranges - Uchka and Velebit, they also cover littoral and islands. Here you can enjoy the perfect harmony of the scents of the sea, islands, forests and mountains. And this is within a small area! This combination of mild climate, fresh air, active self-seeding of flowers turns Kvarner into a real healing garden - a place where unique aromatherapy is carried out in the open air.
Over the decades, the resorts of this wonderful place have gradually raised the level of medical care, and now they can guarantee modern and qualified medical services: highly professional service with the use of advanced technologies in clinics.
Besides the fact that Kvarner has already gained an excellent reputation in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of people suffering from respiratory and heart diseases, its health resorts also provide services and opportunities for those who wish to prevent or cure other ailments, as well as for those who just wants to improve their health.
In addition to large medical complexes such as the thalassotherapy centers in Opatija and Crikvenica, the treatment center in Veli Lošinj, and the Central Clinical Hospital (CDC) in Rijeka, there are also small private medical centers in Kvarner that deserve no less attention. institutions that provide patients with packages of medical and travel services. Such institutions include: the Terme Selce clinic in Crikvenica, popular among world-class athletes (especially in recent decades), medical centers for aesthetic surgery, as well as clinics that offer dental and orthopedic treatment that is important for modern people.
However, our body, exhausted by life in a metropolis, will be grateful to you for a more attentive attitude towards it: for example, if you not only give it sun and sea baths, but also heal a little, breathe new energy and strength. Treatment in Croatia is considered one of the best in the world, there are many health resorts and treatment tours are regularly organized. You just have to choose!
Croatia, like Hungary, is famous for its numerous thermal springs, the virtues and magical properties of which were appreciated by the ancient Romans. Already at that time, many centuries ago, all over Croatia, treatment was carried out in the famous thermal spas and rehabilitation centers.
Today, treatment in Croatia is an experience accumulated over thousands of years in combination with the most modern developments in medicine.
Mineral springs, thermal waters, sodium chloride hypertherms - the natural conditions of Croatia make it possible to treat a wide variety of diseases. The first on this list are diseases of the musculoskeletal system and gynecological diseases (including infertility). However, in Croatia it is also possible to undergo treatment for rheumatic conditions and cardiovascular diseases.
There are more than 20 thermal springs in Croatia. The uniqueness is also the only one in Europe field of medicinal oil - naftalan, which ranks second in the world after Azerbaijan. Treatment in Croatia can be done mainly in the north and east of the country - it is there that the main mud and balneological resorts, known in Croatia as Toplice, are located.
The most famous and popular resorts of Croatia today appeared at the turn. Then they were designed for people of the noble and wealthy, today, treatment in Croatia is available to almost everyone.
Ivanich GradFeature: it is here that there is a field of medicinal oil naftalan and sodium chloride hot mineral springs. Treatment: in the clinic "Naftalan" located in this city, they treat skin diseases (scleroderma, psoriasis, neurodermatitis, etc.), diseases of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, central and peripheral nervous system. Location: 27 km from the capital of Croatia Zagreb (20 minutes by bus or car).
Feature: located at an altitude of 160 m above sea level, here they use radon thermal (up to 33 ° C) sulfide hydrocarbonate waters, therapeutic mud. Known since ancient times as a "fetid resort" due to the specific smell of sulphide waters. Treatment: here you can undergo rehabilitation after injuries and operations and health programs, cure diseases of the peripheral nervous system, gynecological and andrological diseases. Location: the balneotherapy resort is located 50 km northeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb (in 30 minutes by car you can reach important cultural and historical sights).
Daruvarske Toplice Feature: it is a balneo-mud and climatic resort in Croatia, the healing factors of which are: low-radon thermal (up to +47 ° C) hydrocarbonate calcium-magnesium waters 9 mineral springs, as well as volcanic mud containing silicon compounds, iron and aluminum. Treatment: gynecological diseases (infertility of inflammatory genesis, rehabilitation after surgical treatment of gynecological diseases), diseases of the musculoskeletal system, health programs. Location: located 134 km southeast of Zagreb.
Warm sea and pristine beaches, tall pines and healing waters - the resorts of Croatia are deservedly popular with tourists! The swimming season begins in mid-April, and the flow of tourists does not dwindle until September. In this colorful country, no one will be bored: a lot of entertainment for young people, a treasure trove of attractions for curious travelers, mineral springs for those who want to improve their health and the opportunity to completely merge with nature for nudists. as if Croatia is divided into three resort zones: the Istrian peninsula, Central Dalmatia and South Dalmatia. The beaches in Croatia are municipal, so the entrance to them is free. A sunbed will cost about 30 kuna per day (about 300 rubles), an umbrella - 20 kuna (200 rubles). There are hotels that provide beach equipment for free. Please note that smoking in public places is strictly prohibited in the country, this also applies to beaches. If you are caught with a cigarette on a sunbed, a fine is inevitable. And in no case should you get corals - for this you face arrest.
The Istrian Peninsula has a hilly landscape and typical Mediterranean vegetation. The abundance of pine trees makes the air healing, so doctors often recommend that those suffering from respiratory diseases go to this resort. Most of the beaches are artificial concrete platforms or pebbles. It may seem inconvenient to some, but a pleasant coolness reigns here even on the hottest noon. Sand and diving opportunities can be found in Medulin. Campsites and hotels rent boats and equipment for diving and windsurfing. Also, sports fans are attracted by the island of Krk with its volleyball and football pitches, as well as the largest yacht port in Croatia.
Lovran, with its laurel groves and tranquil atmosphere, is popular with retirees. Isadora Duncan, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm II, A.P. Chekhov and Vladimir Nabokov loved to spend time in Opatija. Health tourism is developed here due to the special microclimate. The excursion program in Istria is quite extensive. For example, you can easily go to neighboring Italy: from the city of Pula to Venice, it is only 3.5 hours of a scenic journey by sea. Istria is also appreciated by lovers of eco-tourism: they have many cycling routes and hiking trails at their disposal. Athletes will also have something to do: tennis players from all over Europe train on local courts. In Pula, you can contemplate the ancient ruins, and admire the fabulous architecture in Rovinj.
Croatian resorts in Central Dalmatia are ideal for families with children. It is dominated by small-pebble beaches with a convenient gently sloping entrance to the sea, and a lot of all kinds of entertainment awaits on the shore. Each hotel in Tucepi has animation programs, while in Split prices are quite high, but there is a lot of cultural treasures. The most attractive for tourists is Makarska Riviera, where the best beaches are located, awarded the prestigious international Blue Flag award. Even the most discerning travelers will like it here: picturesque cities with unique architecture, rows of bars and clubs, fishing, even a climbing camp on Mount Biokovo! This region includes the beautiful island of Brac with pine forests, vineyards and olive forests. There is an interesting excursion program: you can see the museum village of Shkrip with old houses, go to a cave with stone bas-reliefs and visit the Blaca monastery. The island is especially famous for the quarries where the white "Brac stone" is mined. They, for example, are faced with the White House in Washington. There are sandy and small-pebble beaches along the coast, but keep in mind that many of them are nudist. Young people will like it more in Sibenik, where they can hunt small game, go rowing or sail on a yacht. And fans of unusual sports are offered to shoot archery in shooting ranges or view the region from a helicopter.
The beaches of South Dalmatia are mostly rocky or rocky, the entrance to the water is not the most convenient, so many people do not recommend choosing this region for families with children. But lovers of antiquity will definitely like it here. The capital of South Dalmatia Dubrovnik, founded in the 7th century, according to UNESCO, is one of the three most beautiful cities of the Renaissance, along with Amsterdam and Venice. Cavtat is very picturesque with its sandy beaches (a rarity for Croatia) and thickets of pines and cypresses. In addition to riding on the waves on the "banana" and water skiing, you can dive in search of previous civilizations: on the site of Cavtat until the 4th century there was a unique city of Epidaurus, destroyed by an earthquake and sunk under water. Amy Croats prefer to relax in Mlini - a place with a real Mediterranean climate, clear sea and rich flora. There are few attractions here, so the emphasis is on contemplation, tranquility and leisurely lazy walks. The same quiet rest in Plata, one of the picturesque beaches of which is given to those for whom clothes are an unnecessary excess. Strov Kolocep was chosen by divers - red corals, a cave and many harmless sea inhabitants are hidden under the abyss of the local waters. Another feature of the island is that there is no road transport, only electric cars. The hotel is also the only one, and the local population of 200 people is evenly distributed in the two villages. The great traveler Marco Polo was born in Croatia on the island of Korcula - this is a reason for the national pride of Croats. History lovers will probably also remember "Moreshka" - a knightly dance of the 15th century, more reminiscent of a small performance. It was once popular throughout the Mediterranean, but today it has survived only in the town of Korcula, where it is staged weekly in the summer. Windsurfers will also like it here: the strong sea wind creates ideal conditions for practicing this sport. It is not possible that the island of Mljet was the prototype of Ogygia, which belonged to a nymph named Calypso. Those familiar with ancient literature will remember that she kept Odysseus on him for seven years. In any case, the description ideally coincides with the picturesque nature of Mljet: "Calypso lived in a grotto entwined with a vine, ripe bunches of grapes themselves asked for their mouth. Four springs with crystal clear water flowed near this grotto, dense forests grew around them, in which they sang songs wonderful birds ". Near the village of Saplunara, you will find two magnificent sandy beaches in a semi-enclosed bay. You can also sunbathe on the shores of two lakes, where the water is several degrees warmer than the sea. And be sure to go to the national park to get acquainted with the full inhabitants of the island - the mongooses. Mljet attracts professional divers, because many ships sank around it. But lovers of nightlife will be bored here: there are no discos and clubs on the island, as well as conditions for children's recreation.
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