96 coves,about 200 beaches,large and small,38 capes and 20 rocks-a very good indicator of how indented our coast is.The best way to experience it all is by rowing a kayak.So-row with SKA(seakayak adventures) through a magical adventure in which you will discover the original beauty of the flora and fauna of Rab's coast.Rab's coastal line is 103.2 km long,but when you add all the coastal lenghts of other smaller islands around Rab,it sums up to 116.17 km.
The teritory of Kalifront is particullary intresting thanks to diversity of its every beach,both in shape and structure;you got sandy beaches,rocky beaches,gravel beaches,or a mixture of it all,lining up one after another,right up to the cape of Kalifront.
We can also offer you the unique pleasure of diving into rich submarine world hidden in crack-holes,or in a group of caves called Medova buža(Bear hole),with its seethrough blue colour,treasures a variety of stalagmites and stalactites,as well as the protected species of bats.
The best way to learn more about the forces of nature is by rowing beneath the high narrow cliffs of Kamenjak(408) which has been shaped by strong northern winds(up to 200 km/h) for centuries.You can let yourself in the adventure by renting kayaks or by being lead by SKA guides who know every bit of the island,even though there's always something new to be found-even for them.
Go for a photo wanderabout with the local and make the most beautiful pictures, walks organised after particular interests.
- qood walking shoes and a photo-camera
- basic photography knowledge
Don't miss the remains of one of the 4 churches in city of Rab.The only remains of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, a unique Romanesque basilica, are the Romanesque bell-tower, the foundations and parts of the columns of the three-naval church as well as the restored deambulatory.
One of the best things to do while you're in Rab, is definitely the posibility of island hopping. You can find lots of boat-companies that provide day-trips to near islands- Cres, Krk, Lošinj and Pag. I chose a trip to island of Lošinj. It was great. The sea between islands of Rab and Lošinj is known as home of 300 dolphins, but, unfortunately I haven't seen any.
For the price between 20 and 30 euros you get transport, lunch on the boat which was extremely delitious (fresh grilled fish and cooked potatoes + salad) and we stopped bathing at a small desserted island and jumped from the boat. Anyway, it was a perfect experience and I deeply reccomend it.
Medieval festival is going on from 25th to 27th July annually. It includes archers, drummers, dancers and variouse troops ( fishermans, pyrates, florists...) with the island traditional crafts as well as guests from Korcula, Koenigsbrunn, Germany and Arti e mestieri di Montegiardino from San Marino.
Climbing up the towers is just enough difficult and scary for a well deserved reward - spectacular views. Keep your eyes open, step carefully, make way for people descending - well, I figured it's better to be polite than to be squashed, right? So while I was politely waiting, I made this picture for you to enjoy.
We are on Rab Island, Croatia. It is situated on the Dalmatia Coast, south-west of Croatia. A medieval island. Lots of medieval sightseeings plus amazing beaches around this island.
This scenery was caught by me also in the area. Near the church.
This is the Church of St. Anthony.
In Baroque style.
Built in 1675, the altar inside is decorated with 17th century inlaid marble & also a painting of St. Anthony.
This was a monastery of Franciscan nuns.
Came to the edge of the peninsula. Caught some amazing sea views.
Rab Island or the Italian name Arbe is near the centre of the Kvarner islands groups is one of the most beautiful islands in this archeopelago.
The Turkish, the Austrians, The French.. were all part of the conquerors who established their backgrounds here...
It's amazing to see the sea where history & scenic views interspersed with one another...
After had a rest in my private room, I was back wandered this area. Kept on walking to Kaldanac area where I saw this tower.
The Cathedral of St. Mary The Great (Sveti Mrija Velika) & its tower. Built in the 12th century. 25 m tall.
The Old Town is so amazing ! Cobble-stoned street. The houses as if the world stopped a few centuries back. Very nice.
This area is called Varos.
I guess if I had the chance, I would like to stay in one of these houses. I mean, I would like to brag to people actually about the feeling being in those houses.
I did take a peek in the houses, just looked the same, furnitures & stuffs...but living & at least for me staying for just one night would just be nice & great to me !
This was my first photo in Rab island. Arriving in the morning. Waiting for the Tourist Office to open. Snapped up this photo.
This photo was taken infront of the harbour. It's called Gradska Harbour.
It was a beautiful morning that can't be described with words...
Now, I am back to the small park where I first caught the grotesque statue previously.
Took photo of this monument instead.
By this time, I could see more & more people, mainly kids playing at the small park.
Another view inside the medieval area in Rab Town.
In the Varos area. Make sure you walk around this area, it's full of narrow cobble-stoned streets. Get yourself lost in here. You will feel that you are trapped in another era for sure.
I really want to live here !
This is the area where the statue is situated...towards the right. It looks like a ruin of a medieval place.
At night, this place is really amazing ! People selling souvenirs, stalls selling fruits etc.
Even during the day, the place started to be enlivened by people....