Ilovik and Sveti Petar's islands continue to the southern part of the island of Lošinj, from which the Ilovik Gate separates them.
The island of Ilovik has an area of 5.8 km2 and the only settlement of the same name. The coast is easily accessible from all sides, with many gentle bays. The largest bay with a sandy beach is Paržine on the island's southeast side.
Between the two islands stretches a channel 2.5 km long and about 300 m wide. Its waters are naturally protected from all winds, except to some extent from the south, and can provide a safe stay for yachts and smaller boats. Due to its position on the northern and central Adriatic border, it is very suitable for overnight stays because in just a few hours you can reach Istria, Krk, Rab, Pag, Kornati, and other central Dalmatian destinations.
There is a shop, post office, bakery, pastry shop, and several quality restaurants on the island.
Ilovik is connected to Lošinj daily by boat line via Mrtvaška bay and by fast line to Rijeka. During the summer, excursion boats depart from Mali and Veli Lošinj for Ilovik.
The islands are overgrown with Mediterranean vegetation. All over the place, you will find a variety of flowers, colorful oleanders, palm trees, and two-hundred-year-old eucalyptus trees, after which Ilovik is often called – Flower Island.