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Island Rab - Island of sun, sea and tranquility


Rab, Ferienwohnungen, Island Rab, bay, ČufnataClick here for more photos!

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The island of Rab is located in the Republic of Croatia, and belongs to the Kvarner islands.  It lies between 44 ° 41 'and 44 ° 51' north latitude and 14 ° 40 'and 14 ° 53' east longitude. Its area is 90.8 km2 where the cities of Barbat, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and the most beautiful city by which the entire island got its name - RAB lie. Maximum length of the island is 22 km, while its width ranges from a minimum of 2 km to the maximum 11 km. The island of Rab is situated under the mountain range of Velebit on the mainland and is separated by a 2km wide channel. Rab Island is characterized by mild Mediterranean climate and has pleasant summers and mild winters. This can be attributed to the mountain Kamenjak (408 meters) that defends the island from the north winds. Rab is known for its well-indented coast, numerous inhabited and uninhabited bays and coves, sandy beaches and clear sea. Around the island there is a larger number of smaller islands and islets that make up this island even more beautiful.

 

Rab, Ferienwohnungen, Island Rab, bay, Čufnata

Besides the valuable cultural and historical monuments, indented coastline, beautiful beaches, clear sea and the Mediterranean climate, the island of Rab is endowed with rich and diverse Mediterranean vegetation. The territory of Kalifront is particullary interesting thanks to the Mediterranean holm oak, which can be found in the forest of Dundo, one of the natural rarity on the Mediterranean that was placed under the protection. The Kormčar town park which was planted by the head forrester of Rab, Pravdoje Belija represents one of the most beautiful parks on the Croatian Adriatic. 

Rab has a population of 9,000 inhabitants whose main occupations are tourism, agriculture, fishing, shipbuilding and other small businesses. There are no industrial plants on the island. Thanks to its natural beauty and climate and a thousand years of rich history, the island of Rab was declared a tourist and health resort in 1889. Among other famous visitors of the island of Rab were the English King Edward VIII and his wife in1936. When staying on the island, King Edward swam nude in the sea in the Kandarola bay and that day was accepted as the official beginning of nudism on the island, although the first beach for nudists opened two years earlier.

In its 120 years long tradition in tourism the island of Rab has won various national and international awards, including the major national awards, "Plavi cvijet" (Blue Flower) and "Turistički cvijet" (Tourist Flower), awards for best tourist destination on the Adriatic Sea with up to 10,000 inhabitants several times in  2009 and international awards,  the Silver Award for the European city of flowers (Entente Florale Europe) and the European Prize for Cultural Heritage (Europa Nostra) in 2005.

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