THE ISLAND OF RAB AT FIRST GLANCE
A stunning contrast of landscape and rich cultural heritage
The island of Rab is located in Kvarner Bay which is situated in the northern part of the Adriatic and about 15 minutes by boat from the mainland. You can reach Rab by car (and ferry). The coast of the island is 22 km long, and its highest peak, Kamenjak, is 408 m high. There are 7,168 inhabitants on the island.
Long ago the Romans, recognising its pristine beauty, called the island ‘Felix Arba’ – Happy Rab. From the heavenly sandy beaches on the Lopar peninsula, through dense oak forests on the southwest-facing coast, to springs, fertile fields, and the rocky mountain peak of Kamenjak, every corner of the island invites exploration, and the contrasting landscape enchants every visitor.
The charming old town of Rab – with its four bell towers – is the centre of the island. Its sights, streets and squares are reminders of the cultures that have ruled here since early Christianity. In the summer period, the old town is the venue for the famous Rabska Fjera medieval festival, an event that merits a place on anyone’s wish list!
Fresh fish from the grill, lamb prepared under the peka baking lid, and the famous Rab Cake are some of the must-try delicacies for guests who want to experience an authentic gourmet experience from the island of Rab.