Rab Travel Guide

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Rab Highlights

  • Pro
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    coceng says…

     One Of The Most Beautiful Islands In Croatia !... 

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    kristofor says…

     might be annoying organising your travelling south from this island 

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    polardabar says…

     Very very nice - highly recommendable! 

Rab Things to Do

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  • Sea Kayaking

    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...

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  • Island / town walk

    Learn about the history, traditions and the islands people with the local guide. Pleasant and interesting sightseeing around the old town or island.

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  • "Bella Vista tour"

    Go for a photo wanderabout with the local and make the most beautiful pictures, walks organised after particular interests. Requirements:- qood walking shoes and a photo-camera- basic photography knowledge

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  • The church of St. John the Evangelist

    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.

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  • Island hopping

    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...

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  • Relaxing walk

    In the old city of Rab you can find 4 little churches in a row. The last one has a very beautiful park where you can enjoy in a sea view and a rest in the shaddow of the trees.

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  • Medieval days Festival

    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.

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  • VIEW

    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.

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  • Sceneries...

    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.

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  • Another 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.

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  • The Edge...

    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...

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  • Back Exploring...

    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.

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  • Walked Inside The Old Town..

    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...

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  • My First photo...

    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...

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  • Back To The Park...

    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.

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Rab Hotels

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Rab Restaurants

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  • Great Sea Food!

    Nice restaurant in the Old Side of Rab. Good seafood and nice wines! Seafood extremely fresh as fishermen bring their fishes here everyday. Landlord very nice and polite! The fish and the scampi are really fresh!

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  • Great menus

    Ana:They have some international dishes, pizzas and some local foods.Try their squid stew with corn pure, or gnocchi with seafood toping.Ida: good international cuisine; steaks, grills etc. good french soup.Velum:- daily menu dishes, good quality and cheap, ideal for a brunch / lunch Ana: Mixed salad plate with chicken strips.Ida: french...

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  • Balcan Platte

    This is a balcan Platte we had in Rab. There were 7!! different kind of meat and 3 different kinds of potatoes and some rice on it. On top we ordered salad. And we ate it all!!

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  • LOBSTERS!

    Kordic family is famous for their tradition in catching and preparing lobsters. Their restaurant is on a route of every true gastronautical enthusiast. First you can observe them crawling around, then you pick your favorite and - someone else will catch it for you etc ... Have a glass of wine, wipe-off that tear, and enjoy your meal. You can order...

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  • Fresh fish & seafood - from local...

    Few kilometers from the town of Rab, we visited this restaurant that I red about in one article. Well, they do serve superb food, fresh fish (fishermen family) or lobsters that you can choose from the aquarium. We got carried away ordering entrees (crab salad is fantastic, also small shells in sauce) so when we got our main course, we couldn't...

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  • Superb food & atmosphere

    Superb food & atmosphereEvery time we visit Rab, it's a ritual for us to have a pizza in this place. They have a wood burning oven in which they bake pizza in just a few minutes! Also they serve other dishes - fish and meat that are prepared on the other side of the same restaurant - just across one tiny narrow street. And the place is just so...

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Rab Nightlife

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  • Santos

    Beach party club Santos on Pudarica; go-go, coctails, dj, swim& dance to the early hours.Taxi's organised. noneless you have on better!

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  • Fruits & Veggies Stalls...

    ...Even Fruits & Vegetables Stalls are still opened at night....I bought myself some peaches, I think...; Big & juicy....My mum used to say if we buy vegetables at night, they are more fresh & juicy. I don't know, I don't eat vegetables, well some of them anyway.

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  • Night Stalls...

    ...We could see many stalls selling souvenirs....like seashells, postcards, wall decorations, body accessories...Remember to bargain & do buy as many souvenirs as possible !What did I buy ? Some seashells c'os I was too lazy to pick them & clean them up from the beach !

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Rab Shopping

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    by kristofor Updated Jan 19, 2007

    Local artists sell their artwork here; from canvases to small sculpture.
    Visit the place to see and maybe you'd find just a fine piece to take with. Style: modern, landscapes.

    If you like making art, it is possible to join in with the local artist in variouse workshops; pre-organised or on request for individuals or groups.

    What to buy: local art

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Rab Warnings and Dangers

  • If you drive, control your speed limit!

    If you drive in Rab like in the rest of Croatia remenber to control your speed limit. The local Police have the tendences to stop Foreign Cars and not the Local Cars, as they know Tourists bring money into the Country, to fine them for Traffic Infractions, that some times are very little.

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  • warning to divers

    it has become common recently for people go diving alone, lured by the beauty of our sea. however, there are different risks associated with scuba diving and each diver shoud obey 1st law of its sports: do not dive alone! so this is a special warning to divers not to put their lives at risk.

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Rab Off The Beaten Path

  • Watch Rab panorama

    Trekking up the Kamenjak hill ( 1h40min from the town) to the small steak house with the great terracce and magnificant view on the town. Good spot any time; daytime perfect panorama, nighttime, the breeze nicely cools you down.For mnore adventureous types; there is a path along the whole hill, so its worth walking it all the way, only take care of...

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  • Desert behind luscious forests

    At the eastern tip of Rab you can see how strong the power of Bura wind is in this area - blowing in gushes from those high mountains overlooking the sea, it brings salty mist that prevents plants from growing along Rab’s northern side. On the picture you can see a few plants growing on the left side, in slightly sheltered areas, but further to the...

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  • Beautiful Sceneries...

    Beautiful sceneries all around ! It's well-kept as the area was clean from rubbish, maybe condoms but that's another story !Actually, most of the times I was just being careful not to capture any human being in my photos. Not to upset them in their naturist state of body & mind.On the other hand, why not ? I mean they are proud of their lifestyle,...

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Rab Favorites

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  • ...Me, Sitting...

    ..Here's me sitting, at a different spot on Rab Island....again, hot weather....Some of them said, "Well, you shouldn't wear a black T-shirt 'cos that would absorb more sunlight ! In fact, you are wearing all black !"True, true...

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  • Hot Shiny day..

    ...It was so hot, the weather...& me posing for the camera...standing....There were tourists around the area. They didn't feel hot because maybe they were used to this kind of weather ?They asked me where I was from, I said 'Malaysia'.Some of them said, "We thought Malaysia would be much hotter than this !?"Not really, I explained. It's more...

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  • Up The Tower...

    Yes ! I climbed up the tower of St. Ivan's Church. The view was amazing. The sun was shining brightly.You can see this from the background of me on the photo.

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