Intriguing historical records say that the former Veli Lošinj, or Velo Selo as it was called at that time, was larger than Mali Lošinj, but due to its location and recent maritime developments, the latter has surpassed it. Therefore, these two settlements bear names that are opposite to their real inhabited size. If you take the stroll along the narrow streets of Veli Lošinj, you will notice lavish villas of former captains and the gentry from the island of Veli Lošinj. In the park of the island of Veli Lošinj, located near the hospital, there are around 200 varieties of botanical plants.