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Festival of Apoxyomenos and Antique

27.04.2017. - 22.05.2017. / Mali Lošinj

The festival promotes many experiences and products inspired by the Apoxyomenos and the Antiquity, such as Apoxyomenos ancient cuisine, sailing the ancient maritime routes, diving on archaeological sites, Apoxyomenos natural cosmetics, souvenirs and products based on the ancient period (Apoxyomenos teas, ancient cookware, ancient jewellery, etc.), cultural tours, health in the ancient times, and other. During the festival the Museum of Apoxyomenos offers many surprises for its visitors.


APOXYOMENOS (2nd – 1st century B.C.)

The antique bronze statue of an athlete, 192 cm tall, taken from the sea bed between the islet of Vele Orjule and the island of Lošinj on 27 April 1999, is the only large bronze found to date on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. It is assumed that it was deposited in the sea at the beginning of the 1st century when it was thrown overboard during bad weather because of the danger of the ship overturning or as a sacrifice to the gods for safe passage through the Osor channel to a prosperous destination/port of call on the north Adriatic.


Organized by

Town of Mali Lošinj Tourist Board

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