The island of Ilovik is located on the Adriatic Sea, south of the island of Losinj. It is the southernmost island in the Losnij archipelago, and an ideal holiday destination for if you dream of renting villas in Croatia surrounded by wonderful nature. The island's capital is also called Ilovik, where you will find a post office, shops and restaurants. You can go to the little neighbour Sveti Petar by boat and experience the beautiful and peaceful island.
Self-catering holidays in Croatia with NOVASOL
At NOVASOL we know how important relaxation is. We offer holiday homes in the Kvarner Bay, ideal for family holidays. Private accommodation on the island gives you the opportunity to learn about the Croatian history and culture at close range. Due to the rich Mediterranean vegetation, Ilovik is often called the "flower island". The green fields and olive groves on the island will delight you.
History and monuments
The first mention of the island comes from the end of the 11th century, however, objects have been found during archaeological excavations that show Ilovik was inhabited much earlier. In the 11th century a Benedictine monastery was built, where a defensive tower was built in the 16th century to protect the island's inhabitants against pirates. The island still has remains of buildings from the Roman period which you can discover during your holiday in one of our villas or apartments to rent in Croatia. At the bottom of the sea near the island lies the wreck of a sunken ship, as well as artefacts from the Roman period. Ilovik was originally called Tovarnjak. The current name comes from the type of soil found on the island. Ilovik is the perfect destination for a holiday in Kvarner Bay.
Attractions on the island of Ilovik
The island of Ilovik is the perfect place to relax. You can enjoy all kinds of water sports, visit monuments and laze on the beach or by the pool of your holiday rentals in Croatia. Some of NOVASOL's holiday homes in Kvarner Bay on Ilovik have private pools, other houses are close to a beautiful beach. On the southeastern edge of the island there is a lovely sandy beach - Parzine. Your children will certainly be happy to play on the beach and splash in the water. The island has a frequent ferry service to the city of Rijeka and the island of Mali Losinj, making it easy to arrange day trips to these wonderful places. We encourage you to visit local restaurants serving traditional dishes so you can enjoy an authentic taste of the Croatian cuisine. So do not hesitate and book one of NOVASOL's holiday homes in Croatia for a sunny holiday today!