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Rab island Travel Guide

 

The isle of Rab is a large island of Kvarner bay of Croatia. The isle of Rab is separated from the isle of Krk and the isle of Cres.

The area of the isle of Rab is 91 sq.km.

The isle of Rab is a developed tourist resort, which annually attracts thousands of tourists with its virgin nature, rich history and, of course, the famous beautiful beaches of Rab.

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History of island Rab

The isle of Rab was setteled by Illyrians in the 4th century BC. The isle of Rab was first mentioned in 360 BC under the name of Arba.

In 155 the isle of Rab became a Roman colony, villas and seaports were built here. At different times the isle of Rab belonged to the Byzantine empire, to the kingdom of Hungary and Croatia, to the Venetian republic, to Austria, and after WWI it became part of Yugoslavia.

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During WWII, the Fascists organised a concentration camp on the island, where over 1000 people were killed.

After the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1990, the isle of Rab became part of the state of Croatia.

Sightseeing on Rab island

There are several settlements on the isle of Rab, and the largest are the town of Rab, the resort of Loparj, the town of Barbat, the resort settlement of Supetarska Draga.

Rab city on island Rab

The small town of Rab is the main town of the isle of Rab, located on a narrow sandspit, and it is proud of its Medieval architecture, the sights of which include:

four bell-towers — of the Cathedral of St Mary and three bell-towers of the monastery of St Andrew, the church of St Justina, and the monastery of St John;

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a Benedictine monastery (of the 11th century);

St Anthony’s Cathedral (1175);

the Church of St Mary (13th century), and partially preserved old city walls;

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— in the town Park called Komrcar you can see a 100-year old agava, Lombardy poplars, Indian figs, laurel leaf, rosemary, cypress trees.

The old town of the town of Rab welcomes its guests with its cozy winding streets with many buildings in the Venetian style — Dominis Palace, Galcigna Palace, Krnota palace. In the central square of the town of Rab there is the Prince’s Palace (12th-15th century).

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In the summer, in the Middle street of the town of Rab modern artists have an annual open-air gallery.

Resort Lopar

In the resort town of Lopar, located in the northern part of the isle of Rab 12 km away from the town of Rab, and surrounded by woods on all sides, there is retold a legend that it was there that the stone mason Marino fled running away from the persecution of Christians, who later became the founder of the republic of San Marino, which exists to this day.

The guests of the town of Lopar are invariably attracted by the remains of the city fortress (4th century BC).

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Lopar is no ness famous for its wonderful small-pebbled beaches, there are 22 beaches located around Lopar.

The small resort settlement of Supetarska Draga, located on the shore of a wonderful bay, in the northern part of the isle of Rab, keeps in its church the oldest bell of the Adriatic (1059).

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One of the post popular and famous things about the isle of Rab is “the Rab cake”!

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The isle of Rab offers its guests many kinds of sports and water entertainment. On the isle of rab you can dive, water-ski, or surf. Those who like sports can make use of the tennis courts, volleyball courts, football pitches, play mini golf, or walk. The guests are offered various sea trips.

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Beaches in Kvarner bay Croatia

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The Kvarner beaches are also picturesque and various, there are sandy, small-pebbled and rocks beaches.
The most popular beach of Kvarner bay is Paradise beach on Rab island.
Kvarner region include beaches resorts and islands
– beaches in Opatija
– beaches in Crikvenica & Novi Vinodolski resorts
– beaches in Rijeka
– beaches on Krk & Rab islands

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Hotels & private apartments on Rab island

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Get to Rab island

You can get to the isle of Rab using a regular ferry line from the Rijeka city

Timetable catamaran Rijeka city – Rab island – Novalja, Pag island

Between the biggest islands of Croatia – island Krk and island Rab – there is the ferry line

Timetable ferries between island Rab & island Krk

Get to Rab island by air:

Distance between the ferry port in the centre of Rijeka to Pula city airport is 103 km, to Zagreb city airport is 185 km

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Map of island Rab


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Weather on Rab island

Average monthly temperatures on island Krk Croatia:

January +8 С
February +9 С
March +13 С
April +16 С
May +21 С
June +25 С
July +27 С
August +28 С
September +23 С
October +19 С
November +13 С
December +10 С

Average monthly water temperatures on island Rab Croatia:

January +9 С
February +11 С
March +14 С
April +15 С
May +19 С
June +22 С
July +24 С
August +25 С
September +22 С
October +18 С
November +13 С
December +10 С

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On this page used photos from web www.lopar.com.hr