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 settlements on Lošinj include Nerezine, Sveti Jakov, Ćunski, Artatore, 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.
Ćunski is situated 8 km from Mali Lošinj. It developed on a hill, which was the site of one of many prehistoric hill forts on the island of Lošinj. Cultivating the fertile fields nearby, many settlers eked out a livelihood and so it grew and developed to its present-day borders. Cultivating fields of wheat and vegetables as well as vineyards, the nearby hills were planted with olive trees, which, from year to year, yielded the precious olive oil. Apart from agriculture and fishing, in recent years tourism has started to develop and so in conjunction with the presentation and promotion of local authentic sites is the oil mill – TORAĆ – a place combining the past with the present. As part of its rich inheritance, the wish is to present and exhibit to tourists the reconstruction of TORAĆ – the only remaining old mill for olives (so-called «TORAĆ» in the local dialect) was built in 1897.
Ćunski at one time boasted a population of 600 inhabitants but to-day the number is 150. There is a spiritual retreat centre here called Betanija where the faithful from all over the world congregate. This is also the birthplace of the bishop of Krk, Valter Župan. On the road below Ćunski is the starting point for the tourist trail on the ascent to the hill called Osoršćic.
Ćunski is connected daily by bus with Mali and Veli Lošinj as well as with Cres, Osor and Nerezine. On the main road below Ćunski a paved side road leads to a sports airfield. There is the possibility of private accommodation – in apartments and private rooms.
Location: Adriatic Sea
Coordinates: 44°35′N 14°24′E
Area: 74.36 km2 (28.71 sq mi)
Length: 33 km (20.5 mi)
Width: 25–4.75 km (0.16–2.95 mi)
Coastline: 112.7 km (70.03 mi)
Highest elevation: 588 m (1,929 ft)
Highest point: Televrin
Largest settlement: Mali Lošinj (pop. 8,116)
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ARRIVAL BY BUS:
Croatia has a quality and well developed national network of bus lines and schedules, reaching all the way to the smallest towns on the coast. Bus line Rijeka – Mali Lošinj operates on daily basis, few times a day, line Zagreb – Mali Lošinj two times a day, and in summer season there is a direct line from Ljubljana as well.
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Buses from Zagreb to Lošinj (Monday – Saturday) in 9:00h and 14:15h (they’re stopping in Ćunski, but just in case make sure to let know driver that you’re stopping in Ćunski). For first bus you will need 6 hours and 15 minutes to arrive to destination, for second bus in 14:15 you will need 5 hours and 48 minutes to arrive.
Buses from Rijeka to Lošinj (Monday – Saturday) in 06:15h, 12:15h and 17:00h. For each bus you will need around 3 hours and 10 minutes to arrive to destination.
ARRIVAL BY BOAT:
Ferry tickets on Cres and Krk must be bought on the spot and may not be booked in advance.
Losinj Island Ferries – http://www.croatiaferries.com/losinj-island-ferries.htm
Tickets for ferries from Lošinj to Zadar are sold at the Jadrolinija agency located on Riva lošinjskih kapetana 20.
- Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – Susak – Unije – Cres – Rijeka (1.1. – 2.6. & 3.10. – 31.12.)
- Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – Susak – Unije – Cres – Rijeka (3.6 – 2.10.)
- Cesenati – Pesaro – Lošinj – Rab- Novalja
- Pula – Unije – Susak – Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – Silba – Zadar
Tickets for the ship to Unije and Susak are sold at the Jadrolinija agency located on Riva lošinjskih kapetana 20.
Tickets for the ship to Ilovik are sold on the ship.
- UNIJE – SUSAK – MALI LOŠINJ 1.1.2016. – 2.6.2016. & 3.10. – 31.12.2016.
- UNIJE – SUSAK – MALI LOŠINJ 3.6. – 2.10.2016.
- ILOVIK – MRTVAŠKA – ILOVIK
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ARRIVAL BY CAR:
Road traffic connections between central Europe and destinations on the Croatian seaside are improving and being invested in. In the summer months traffic at the border crossings is more intense, which might cause shorter standstills. For entering and driving through Croatia, it is required to posses green insurance card and a valid driving license. Pay toll is paid at highways and three lane two-way roads, as well as at some bridges and tunnels.
From Trieste (Italy)
- Pasjak border crossing – Opatija – Brestova ferry harbour – Porozina (mainland – island of Cres)
From Ljubljana (Slovenia)
- Rupa border crossing – Rijeka – island of Krk (bridge) – Valbiska ferry harbour – Merag (island of Krk – island of Cres)
- Rupa border crossing – Rijeka – Opatija – Brestova ferry harbour – Porozina (mainland – island of Cres)
For travelling to Croatia by car through Slovenia toll stickers (vignette) are required. More information is available at http://www.hak.hr/
From Zagreb (Croatia)
- Rijeka – island of Krk (bridge) – Valbiska ferry harbour – Merag (island of Krk – island of Cres)
There are two drawbridges on the island, which are lifted twice a day for passage of vessels:
- OSOR: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- PRIVLAKA: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Mali Lošinj – Zagreb: 255 km
- Mali Lošinj – Ljubljana: 225 km
- Mali Lošinj – Trieste: 185 km
- Mali Lošinj – Wien: 610 km
- Mali Lošinj – München: 630 km