FIVB LOPAR ISLAND CHALLENGER 2004

   
Men's Challenger 2004 Event
CROATIA, Lopar Island

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THE ISLAND OF RAB
THE OTHER PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC
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 spa.
A long 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 spa

NATURAL BEAUTIES
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.

BEACHES
The crystal- clear Adriatic 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.

THE SEA
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.

THE POSITIONING
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
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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.

The average 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

FERRY INFO
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.

BAŠKA - LOPAR

29.05.2004. - 26.09.2004.

 

1

  06.00 07.30*

19.06.-12.09.

2

09.00 10.30

26.06.-19.09.

3

12.00 13.30

 

4

15.00 16.30

02.07.-05.09.

5

18.00** 20.00**

JADROLINIJA RIJEKA

* - 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.

 

 

 

 

2004 Timetable

Ferry boat RAB (Mišnjak) - Jablanac

 
     

 

JANUARY
FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL
MAY

JUNE

JULY
AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER
DECEMBER

1.

5.45 6.15

5.45 6.15

5.45 6.15

5.00 5.30

5.00 5.30

5.00 5.30

5.45 6.15

5.45 6.15

2.

6.45 7.15

6.45 7.15

6.45 7.15

5.45 6.15

5.30 6.00

5.45 6.15

6.45 7.15

6.45 7.15

3.

7.45 8.15

7.45 8.15

7.45 8.15

6.45 7.15

5.45 6.30

6.45 7.15

7.45 8.15

7.45 8.15

4.

8.45 9.15

8.45 9.15

8.45 9.15

7.45 8.15

6.30 7.00

7.45 8.15

8.45 9.15

8.45 9.15

5.

10.30 11.00

10.30 11.00

10.30 11.00

8.45 9.15

7.30 8.00

8.45 9.15

10.30 11.00

10.30 11.00

6.

12.00 12.30

12.00 12.30

12.00 12.30

10.30 11.00

8.30 9.15

10.30 11.00

12.00 12.30

12.00 12.30

7.

13.00 14.00

13.00 14.00

13.00 14.00

12.00 12.30

9.30 10.00

12.00 12.30

13.00 14.00

13.00 14.00

8.

15.00 15.30

15.00 15.30

15.00 15.30

13.00 14.00

10.00 10.30

13.00 14.00

15.00 15.30

15.00 15.30

9.

16.00 16.30

16.00 16.30

16.00 16.30

14.00 15.00

10.30 11.00

14.00 15.00

16.00 16.30

16.00 16.30

10.

17.30 18.30

17.30 18.30

17.30 18.30

15.00 15.30

11.00 11.30

15.00 15.30

17.30 18.30

17.30 18.30

11.

19.30 20.30

19.30 20.30

19.30 20.00

16.00 16.30

12.00 12.30

16.00 16.30

19.30 20.00

19.30 20.30

12.

from 19.01.2004.

21.30 22.00

20.30 21.00

17.00 17.30

13.00 13.30

17.00 17.30

20.30 21.00

21.30 22.00

13.

21.30 22.00

 

21.30 22.00

18.00 18.30

14.00 14.30

18.00 18.30

21.30 22.00

 

14.

 

 

 

19.00 19.30

15.00 15.30

19.00 19.30

 

 

15.

 

 

 

20.30 21.00

16.00 16.30

20.00 20.30

 

 

16.

 01.01. lines  5,6,7,8,9,10,11 are sailing.

21.30 22.00

17.00 17.30

21.30 22.00

  25.12. lines 5,7,9 are sailing  

17.

 

18.00 18.30

 

18.

 

 

 

 

18.30 19.00

 

 

 

19.

 

 

 

 

19.30 20.00

 

 

 

20.

 

 

 

 

20.30 21.00

 

 

 

21.

 

 

 

 

21.30 22.00

 

 

 

22.

 

 

 

 

22.30 23.00