When to Go
| Kvarner Gulf, right between the islands
of Krk and Pag
lies stunning Rab Island. With almost
2500 hours of sunshine in Rab, it ranks as one of the sunniest corners
of Europe. Yet it rains enough to keep the island lush with greenery.The
highly indented coast is filled with pine-rimmed coves especially in
the southwest. The northeast has Lopar with two of the best beaches in Croatia. The interior is
rural with vineyards, olives and vegetables but most people flock to
scenic Rab Town
or one of the six other villages: Mundanija, Supetarska
Draga, Kampor, Banjol, Palit and Barbat.
Getting to Rab Island
It's easy to stop in Rab if you're island-hopping in the northern Adriatic. There's a car ferry from Lopar to Valbiska on Krk Island that runs all year but more frequently in the summer. Contact LNP for the schedule and booking information. Otherwise, there's a daily catamaran all year from Rijeka to Rab, going on to Novalja on Pag Island. If you have wheels, there are numerous daily car ferries from Stinica on the mainland to Misnjak. The ferry is run by Rapska-Plovidba which handles all bookings. The same company will take you further down the coast via passenger ferry to Lun on Pag Island. You can also catch one of the two daily buses from Rijeka to Rab.
Tourist Information in Rab
The tourist office in Rab Town has some information on destinations around the island.
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