The Croatian name for the larger island was the first Tovarnjak (hence the Italian name Asinello), to be finally called Ilovik (by type of land)
Ilovik is the southernmost inhabited island of the Lošinj islands, with the same name as the fishing village, where today there are about 170 inhabitants. The first Croatian settlers came to the island at the end of the 18th century from Veliki Lošinj and since then the ILOVIK is being developed.
The location of Ilovik is very beautiful, situated in a small bay, which is protected by the northern side of the uninhabited island of Sv. Peter. The coast is easily accessible from all sides, with many coves. The largest bay with a sandy beach is the Pariza on the south-eastern side of the island.
Lošinj is an island in Kvarner. It is located 31 km in the northwest-southeast direction.
Significant settlements on the island are Mali Losinj and Veli Lošinj. It is artificially divided into two parts in the area of Privlaka, where Losinj reaches. There is a channel made there.
This was not the first artificial cut of Lošinj. In the past, Cres and Lošinj were a unique island. Only at the artificial canopy of Osor, probably in Roman times, two islands were created to shorten the way, or to circumvent the large island mass on the open sea route.