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Rab island covers 93.6 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, built during the Venetian rule,
which occurred since the 13th century. The old town walls are still visible in some places.
Other than the small town of Rab, there are 7 idyllic places on the island situated on
different parts of the island: Barbat, Banjol,
Palit, Kampor, Mundanije,
Supetarska Draga and Lopar.
During the summer season, pitoresque folk customs are celebrated in Rab every month.
These events are called KNIGHT DAYS - traditional crossbow games.
Now days the Rab's tournament Games are held as replica of the times ago, in remembrance
of an occasion in the Middle Ages, when the cross-bow played an important role in
defending the town.
The earliest traces of history of the island of Rab can be found in an ancient Greek
travelogues and sea guides. First known inhabitants were the Liburnian which is written
in the geographical writings of Skylax of Chariandon. Rab was mentioned as Arba, Arbia,
Arbiana or Arbitana, but the origins of the name is unknown.
This ancient island was under a big influence of Venice, Austria-Hungary and the Italian
and German occupation. Beginning of the 20th was the period of touristic development, on
Rab was the first nudist beach in the world: Edward the VIII in 1934 asked permission
for swimming for his wife Wallis.
Friendly people, well-indented coast, numerous picturesque and intact beaches and
bays, virgin nature, very rich historical and cultural inheritance, rich nightlife
and entertaining, are the reasons that island Rab welcomes
more and more tourists each year.
There is great choice of accommodation possibilities on island Rab;
Hotels in Rab that one can rent for accommodation include Hotel Arbiana and Hotel
Ros Maris. In addition to discount hotels Rab there are also private apartments and
rooms to rent. Rab cheap accommodation can be found if you do a good search.
A special experience on Rab are bike rides. With the multitude of
small roads, paths and tracks where you can enjoy the seaside, Mediterranean woods
and Rab represents a cycling oasis for all mountain bike fans.
Diving activities have greatly developed recently. The number of
visitors who choose this kind of holiday is increasing. A large number of shipwrecks
as well as natural underwater relieves have been found around Rab. Beside the general
course and possibility to rent equipment there are diving schools as well as the
complete arrangement for diving holidays.
There are many sites with tennis courts on the island Rab. Beside the courts you can
get tennis lessons. The bigger tennis sites are in Lopar - near Hotel settlement San
Marino, in Kampor in Suha Punta and courts near imperial hotel in the old town.
As a sea resort, Rab offers great possibilities for almost all types of water sports.
The weather conditions in May and September are especially good for windsurfing, but
other months are possible as well. Except for sailing you can also rent different
motorboats, jet-skies, kayaks, water-pedals.
On a Rab as well as many other sea resorts, a special significance is given to the
gastronomy tradition, a traditional way of preparing food and dishes.
The islands positions condition, the food that relies on the seafood and the
The clean Adriatic Sea surrounds the coast of the island of Rab by unique swimming site.
On the island everyone can find a beach for himself: rocky in the north,
pebble in the east and sandy in the south.
The first and the most famous Nudist beach on Rab is Kandarola, on the
peninsula Frkanj. The other official nudist beach is Cove Ciganka in Lopar, not far from
the Paradise beach. There are many beaches, even areas, used by naturists, especially
because of their natural beauties, and because they are not easy to approach by other