THE ISLAND OF RAB
OTHER PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC
Rab is one of the first oasis of tourism in the northern part of the Adriatic
The Mediterranean vegetation, ancient culture and the long tradition made the
island of Rab already for many years a tourist centre and a spa.
year tradition, the experience, and the high quality of the Hotel company
“Imperial” services is a guarantee for a nice and unforgettable stay at the
island of Rab.
Rab is one of the first oasis of tourism in the northern part of
the Adriatic Sea. The Mediterranean vegetation, ancient culture and the long
tradition made the island of Rab already for many years a tourist centre and a
The vegetation is luxuriant, and because of the Mediterranean climate, Rab is
covered with evergreen forests. The flora typical of the island of Rab: the
olive, the fig, the grapes, the sage, the caper, the rosemary. It seems that the
name “Rab” developed from Illyrian or Liburnian name „Arba“ what probably meant
“dark”, perhaps of its forests. The Kali front forest of indigenous home
oak,situated at the Kalif ront peninsula , is the largest forest area at the
island that is protected by a conservation order.
The crystal- clear
Sea laps the unspoilt and diverse shores of the island that make the whole
island a unique seaside resort. The island offers a beach to everyone s
taste: rocky beach, pebble beach and sand beaches like a famous “Paradise
beach” at the Lopar holiday resort.
Owing to ecological cleanliness, the sea of the island is
habitat of numerous species of fish, shrimps, shells and corals – a real
discovery for every well meaning visitor of the sea world.
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. Some 9000 people live there, mostly by agriculture, fishing,
shipbuilding and tourism.
The town of Rab also boasts a long recorded history that
dates back to the year 10 BC, when it is mentioned in an old Roman document
by which the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus proclaims is a municipality and
grants it independence. Before long it was given another rare honorary
title, that of FELIX (happy); it bears witness to the fact that Rab was
already a fully developed and civilised at time, providing amenities such as
running water, baths, temples, a theatre, and a network of streets, to
mention just a few.
Although little is left of the antique construction, Rab
abounds in early and late Romanesque architecture - houses, churches,
monasteries church towers - of marked Mediterranean spirit. Feel the
exciting contrasting coolness and warmth of this stone environment, of the
numberless stone portals and windows that protect the quiet and covert
life within the town walls from the noisy world.
Right next to the city walls is the lovely Komrčar park,
called after the name mentioned by the Franciscans already in the 13th
century. The park was founded by its head forester Pravdoje Belija who
came to Rab 1883 and turned the former town meadow into a beautiful park.
Below the park is a beautiful promenade and a beach.
Rab is known for the pleasant Mediterranean climate, warm
summers and mild winters. It is an island of sunshine with approx. 2500
hours of sunshine a year.
annual temperature varies between 7 C at winter and 26 C during the
summer, remaining above the 18 C for more than 140 days a year.
The average temperature of the sea around the island is 24 C in summer and
12 C in winter.
Summer months are rendered more pleasant by a mild landward breeze,
mistral, while winters are chilly and dry owing to the seaward
north-eastern wind bora
Rab - Jablanac / Jablanac - Rab
Timetable : up to 4 lines
operate on the route Rab and Jablanac, during the main season if needed also
Non-Stop. The one way ferryride lasts approx. 15 minutes.
Rab - Baška / Baška - Rab
Timetable : 1 Ferry
operates on the route Rab and Baška, during the summer months only.
The one way ferryride lasts approx. 60 Minutes.
29.05.2004. - 26.09.2004.
* - till
18.06. and from 13.09.2004. from Baške ferry boat at 09.00 hours.
** - from 11.06.- 27.06.2004. and 10.09.-19.09.2004. only Friday's,
Saturadays and Sundays.
RAB (Mišnjak) - Jablanac