Don't be fooled by the naked stone surface while you approach the island of Rab by ferry from Mišnjak port. The town of Rab, the island's capital, is a historical gem full of Renaissance and Gothic palaces of old noble families. If you stay in town, you can visit its four bell towers or walk through the stone streets. In Kampor you can feel the atmosphere of an old fisherman place which kept its original appearance. Near Kampor there is a sandy beach and a lovely town of Lopar. If you are curious about authentic domestic cuisine be sure to visit the town of Barbat where you can taste domestic sheep cheese, wine and honey.
- Geographical position: Kvarner bay
- Climate: mild Mediterranean
- Average summer temperature: 25°
- Average winter temperature: 10°
The island of Rab has its own plantations where fruits and vegetables are grown and sold at the majority of the markets on Rab. These plantations are located around the town of Mundanije which is situated in the interior part of the island. If you prefer healthy and naturally grown food then the island of Rab is the place for these types of products. Aside from traditional seafood dishes, specialties on the island of Rab include Rapska torta a type of dessert which can still be found in some ice-cream parlors. It is made using a special type of dough filled with almonds and at one point was only made by Benedictine nuns. Today it is prepared in households to mark special occasions and is available in ice-cream shops and well worth tasting.to top
An interesting suggestion for being active, having fun and familiarizing oneself with the island is trekking. Trekking on the island of Rab is quite interesting since you will enjoy nature, see unusual sand dunes and come across old houses where people still follow a traditional way of life. Take a break in the shade of a cave and enjoy the view of neighboring islands. This can all be done while bicycling and for a bird’s eye view of the island there is always hand gliding. There are many ways to have fun through underwater activities since there are several diving centers on the island. Should you prefer more typical summer activities there is always beach volleyball or riding a jet ski. For divers, we recommend Jablanac, the location of a sunken ship and Medova buza near Lopar where there are three caves, one right beside the other with hidden curiosities such as bats, stalactites and stalagmites.to top
Fun and night life
Daily activities, in other words, events which you can visit and see, include the Rab knight’s tournament for archers. It is a renewed knight’s game that dates back to the 14th century which today revives old traditions. During the summer months, an old melody echoes through the town of Rab while the knight’s game is being performed using colorful costumes taking the entire town back several centuries. See you there! Those of you that consider yourself night owls can always have a good time in the town of Rab itself where you can go dancing and have fun at several of the cafes or the local disco. Other places on the island provide a more relaxing atmosphere for an evening out.to top
How to get there?
By ferry from Jablanac ( www.jadrolinija.hr )
Jablanac-Rab 12 km
During the summer season by ferry: Lopar (the island of Rab) - Senj
Lopar (the island of Rab) - Baska (the island of Krk –connected to the mainland by bridge)
- Distances on the island:
- Rab - Lopar 13 km
- Rab - Barbat 4.5 km
- Rab-Supetarska Draga 8.5 km
The beaches on the island of Rab are divided according to the four corners of the world. To the west are rocky beaches, to the east pebble beaches and to the north sandy beaches. The most famous sand beach on the island of Rab is Rajska plaza near Lopar however there are also sand beaches near Supetarska Draga and Barbat. There are also three nudist beaches near Lopar - Sahara, Ciganka and Stolac. In the town of Rab itself, the beaches are located around Komrcar Park and are mainly concrete public beaches. Supetarska Draga has three small islands nearby, Maman, Srednjak and Sailovac, all of which have sand beaches. These small islands are also the favorite destinations of surfers.to top
What to see?
The four bell towers – the town of Rab
The four Romanesque bell towers have become somewhat of a trademark of the entire island of Rab. They are located in the historical nucleus of the town, and one can reach each of the towers by strolling through the steep and narrow stone streets since they are fairly close to one another. One can climb atop two of the towers and enjoy the view of the horizon.
Komrcar Park – the town of Rab
Komrcar Park is located near the historical nucleus of the town. While strolling through town it is always nice to escape the summer heat by sitting in the shade on one of the park benches. In the park you can smell bay leaves combined with the scent of pine trees making you feel as if you are far away from the city when in fact the town of Rab is closer than you think.
Lopar is a small town known for its long sandy beach popularly known as Rajska plaza (Heavenly Beach). At the same time Lopar has preserved a traditional way of life and visiting Lopar provides the best example of how people once lived. The northeastern part of the town gives way to a beautiful view of the neighboring islands of Grgur and Goli.
There is a protected evergreen oak forest on the Kalifront peninsula where you can see up to fifty evergreen oak trees, which is quite rare on the Adriatic. Aside from the oak trees, you will also see coniferous trees such as alpine evergreen, spruce, wild rose and many others. Many say that Dundo forest is one of the most beautiful evergreen oak forests on the Mediterranean.to top
Where to go on a trip?
A tourist place and port in the Velebit channel, the town of Senj is situated on the edge of a wooded hillside at the foot of the largest mountain in Croatia, Velebit. Visitors have at their disposal a completely renovated beach, Spasovac cove, and several smaller beaches where the sea is crystal clear. Visit the town museum at the Vukasovic palace, Nehaj fortress which defended Senj against the Turks as well as a beautiful Baroque town square with a fountain. Should you decide to visit during the month of August stay for the summer carnival and have fun.
Did you know that the Moretto is a symbol of Rijeka? Jewelry that was worn by seamen as a sort of protection from trouble at sea became especially popular after grand duchess Ana Maria introduced it at the Viennese court. Maybe the Moretto can be the guiding line of your Rijeka story and maybe you will take the moretto home to remind you of Rijeka. Rijeka is a port town which doesn't mean that is a blank industrial town. It preserved its marine charm, hidden in its streets. The town is protected by St. Vid in whose honor there is a religious and public festivity.
Lika and Gorski Kotar are two large mountain karst regions in Croatia. Gorski Kotar is situated between the bay of Kvarner and the Kupa river valley flowing along the border with Slovenia, and Lika is situated between the mountain of Mala Kapela in the North and the town of Gračac in the South. Lika mountains have many fertile fields named after rivers Lika, Gacka and Krbava. Gorski Kotar stretches to mountain Velebit through the mountain of Velika Kapela. Both regions are very interesting and offer many opportunities for hunting, mountaineering and other sport activities. The climate is very pleasant in the summer in both regions. Since the summers are not too hot, the regions are appealing to all who rather wish to avoid Mediterranean summer heat. In the winter they have popular ski destinations. Both regions are full of rivers and currents, picturesque valleys, lakes, caves and other natural beauties. All guests are welcome to stay in hotels, apartments or rural estates.
The island of Krk is called "the Golden Island" because the sandy beaches, sunsets, wine, olive oil and honey are colored in golden splendor. This largest Adriatic island is connected to land by bridge. Tourism on the island is intertwined with coastal charm of small towns of Krk, Omišalj, Malinska, Vrbnik or Baška. If you visit any of the places on Krk, you will stroll through the narrow streets and feel the atmosphere of the island. However, the time doesn't stand still here, and you will be able to dive, sail, bicycle or surf – your hosts have thought of everything. Golden Vrbnička žlahtina is a wine, which goes well with traditional meals prepared from fish, and shells spiced in fine olive oil.to top