Rab

Emblem of Rab
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The largest place on the island of the same name lies in the center of the southern island coast. In the old city of Rab nowadays lives only 739 inhabitants (as per last census), that mostly live from the tourism. Opposite the city port lies a placed Banjol. In Palit has developed a modern shopping street.

Rab was a municipality in the past. This is a city with a large number of buildings that are witnesses of a long past. Rab City is the medieval urban center surrounded by the walls. In the old city are placed four bell towers in the Romanesque style. On the square, St. Christopher is a fountain with two sculptures, Kalifront and shepherdess Draga, with the legend that is talking about an unhappy love.

Here is Rab located

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How to get to Rab

Map of Rab

From JablanacMisnjak drive the ferry toward to the island of Rab. It also has a ferry line to Baska from Lopar.

From Rijeka daily toward the island of Rab:

  • Double-day bus – daily schedule is available at the www.autotrans.hr
  • Once a day the catamaran – a daily schedule of departure can be found at www.jadrolinija.hr.

The main road is connecting the island with Misnjak and Lopar. Approximately in the middle of the island north of the junction is Banjol that leads in the direction of Kampor after a few meters to the city or the neighboring Palit. Parking lots are both to the waterfront promenade or the parking spaces in Palit.

Map of Rab

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Pictures of Rab

History of Rab

It is considered that the name of the island – Rab, Arbe, Arbia, Arve or Arba – comes from the Illyrian word Arb, which means dark, green, forested. The Illyrians were the first rulers of the island, followed by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Hungarian-Croatian rulers, an all of them left their influence and traces on the island. On the city walls, churches, palaces and portals, are present traces which reflect different architectural styles. An emperor Augustus brought in the old town of Rab, 10 years BC, the status of a Municipium, that gave the city self-government. His successors have proved to the island with the rare title of “Felix” the honor. Felix Arba means “Happy Rab”. The current patron saint St. Christopher has a legend that in the 11th Century the city was rescued from the Normans. You can find his honor each year on the day of St. Christopher (July 27), when are held the Knights games on the island. In 1889, the City Council, explained Rab to the holiday and resort. The heyday of tourism experienced the island between the two world wars. King Edward VIII and his wife stayed in 1936 on the island and also visited it 2 years before the official opening of natural beach. With the opening of the Nudism officially began the tourism on the island. The park “Komrcar” consists mainly of centuries-old pines, firs, agaves and Indian figs. This park invites you to relax in a long walks.

What to see in Rab

Beside Dubrovnik, Trogir and Piran in Slovenia Rab is known as the most beautiful city on the Croatian coast.

Prominent landmarks of Rab are four bell towers. These four towers are among the partially preserved churches, Holly John T., of the Holy Cross church, the Cathedral of St. Andrew and Maria Ascension.

Along the eastern side of the Old Town is the waterfront promenade The coast of the king Petar KreŇ°imir IV.

  • Komrcar Park – located near the city walls, below which is placed a beautiful promenade and a beach, where you can spend pleasant hours in the shade of pine trees, and essence of the sea.

Excursions in the region of Rab

Meet the beautiful surroundings of the island of Rab going to some of the organized day trips:

Accomodations in Rab

Hotels in Rab

Camping in Rab

Private accomodations in Rab

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Weather in Rab

Below you see the current weather forecast for Rab. The climate table of Rab tells you which temperatures can be expected for each month.

Current weather in Rab and a 7-day weather forecast for Rab

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Climate in Rab

Climate in Rab
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Max. Temperature
11
12
14
17
22
25
28
28
26
21
17
13
Min. Temperature
5
6
8
11
15
18
21
21
18
14
10
7
Hours of Sunshine
4
5
6
7
9
10
11
10
9
7
4
3
Rainy Days
11
10
9
8
7
4
3
3
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11
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Water temperature of the Adriatic Sea
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13
14
15
17
22
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22
21
18
15

Sports & leisure opportunities in Rab

Rab provide numerous opportunities for sport and recreation, such as:

  • Diving,
  • Aquagan,
  • Water-skiing,
  • Surfing,
  • Pedal boats,
  • Rent a boat,
  • Parachute,

Where to eat in Rab

  • next to the ACI Marina Reception>>> best fish and meat dishes <<<
  • Restaurant St. Mary
  • Cafe Revelin, Trg Municipium Arba
  • Konoba Kod Kineza
  • Terasa, Trg Kristofora
  • Caffe Biser, Trg Sv. Kristofor
  • Astoria, Trg Municipium Arba
  • Restaurant ADRIA, Rab
  • Restaurant ADRIATIC, Rab
  • Restaurant ALIBABA, Rab
  • Restaurant MINIMAX, Rab
  • Buffet MONTE-STIPE, Rab

Beaches in Rab

On the island everyone can find a beach, according to their own taste or age: Stone in the west, on the eastern part pebbly or sandy beaches in the northern part of the island.

To the west from the old town and park Komrcar stretches the beach all the way to St. Euphemia.

  • FKK beaches -On the beach of Rab and Palit operates the taxi boat to the naturist beach Kandalora.

Banjol, Barbat on the Rab, beach Kampor, sandy beach Rajska Plaza, in [[Supetarska Draga]- Dumici and Gonar

Nightlife and entertainment in Rab

  • Club San Antonio – guarantees you a good entertainment during the day and night. There are regularly held various parties and fun events.
  • Club Amadeus – for younger people, mostly Rock/Punk music
  • Club Vox – pop/dance music, fun lasts all night
  • Beach Club Santos – placed about 20 min by vehicle from the town of Rab in the direction of the ferry, all-night-long fun guaranteed

Cultural events in Rab

  • The Day of the town – When are held events and a culturally – entertaining programs.
  • Knights games – an old game that has become a central cultural event of this environment. All participants were appropriately dressed in an ancient costumes.
  • Rab Musical Evenings

  • different art exhibitions in the Old Town in June-September
  • music summer Rab-From June to September every Thursday evening at the Holy Cross Church – Upper Alley Gornja ulica ”
  • 25.07.-27.07. | Rabska Fjera (Rab Fest)
  • feast of St. Christopher

Videos of Rab

Below you can find travel videos from Rab. The videos from Rab are provided by CroVideos.com, the video portal for Croatia.

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Discussions about Rab

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Useful links

For more Info go to Rab24.com


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