Rab

One of the greenest islands, it is covered with fragrant pine forests. Rab is one of the island of the Kvarner Bay archipelago in the north of the Croatian Adriatic Sea. In addition to the ancient town of the same name, there are seven other idyllic places scattered over the island: Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and Lopar.

The cultural and historical centre of the island is Rab town, characterised by four elegant bell towers rising from the ancient stone streets. The island has a strong tourist business but outside of July and August you'll find it lively without being overrun with visitors.

Rab island covers 90 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 reason for this is that three ridges are present which protect the island from cold winds from the Velebit mountains.

The main resort, Rab Town, is full of medieval buildings that were built during Venetian rule in the 13th century. The old town walls are still visible in some places.
There are daily ferries from Rijeka to Rab Town - journey time 1 hour 40 minutes. In the summer, there are several ferries a week between Baska on Krk and Lopar on Rab. These two lines are run by Jadrolinija.

Daily ferries also exist between Jablanac on the mainland and Misnjak, which is on the eastern side of Rab. This route is run by Rapska Plovida - see their website for timetable details.


Coordinates: N 44° 45’ 54", E 14° 45’ 20"


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