Rab

Rab is one of the island of the Kvarner Bay archipelago in the north of the Croatian Adriatic Sea. Rab island covers 93.6 square km. It is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic and probably one of the most magical. It is covered with pine forests and has beautiful sandy beaches, and is well known for its mild climate which differs from the mainland. The island of Rab is situated in the Kvarner group of islands between 44º51' NN and 14º53'. It spreads in the NN-SI direction, 22 km long from cape Sorinj in NW to cape Glavina in SE. It biggest width is 11 m. The Velebit canal separates the island from the mainland. The closest gets to the mainland is on its SE end, 2 km. It is separated from the island of pag by the «Pasko tijesno» canal, in the west, towards Cres and Losinj, there is Kvarneric, and «Senjska Vrata» separates it from the island of Krk in the NW. There are lots of smaller islands around Rab: Goli, Grgur, Maman, Lagnj Veli, Laganj Mali, Dolfin Veli, Dolfin Mali, Trstenik, Dolin, Sv. Juraj.

   Other than the small town of Rab, there are 7 idyllic places on the island situated on different parts of the island: Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and Lopar.


   The main resort, Rab Town, is full of medieval buildings, built during the Venetian rule, which occurred since the 13th century. The old town walls are still visible in some places.
  Other than the small town of Rab, there are 7 idyllic places on the island situated on different parts of the island: Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and Lopar. The island of Rab is rich in cultural heritage and cultural-historical monuments that make it a popular vacation destination. Rab is also known as a pioneer of naturism after the visit of King Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson.

The island is nowadays very popular with tourists and families for its beautiful nature, beaches, heritage and many events, particularly the Rab arbalest tournament and the Rab Medieval festival - Rapska Fjera.