About Rab

About Rab

The croatian island of Rab lies within the northern part of the adriatic sea and has just a distance of 15 minutes by ferry to the coast of the mainland. Thanks to it’s location and the protection from the mountain Kamenjak on the island, Rab belongs with around 2500 sunhours to the sunniest parts of Europe (in comparison Mallorca has around 2400 and Berlin around 1100 hours). Thus the island is gifted with a warm mediterrean climate. The water temperature can climb up to 26°C in the summer. In spite of the compact size of Rab with the lengthest part being 22 km, the widest being 11km and with a population of 10000, it still has a utterly diverse coast and scenery. There are densely wooded lonely bays for swimming, big sandy beaches aswell as sparse stony coastlines with no greenery and cliffs that go 100m steep into the water, to be found. The Villa Lucija is located in the south-west of the island, in the natural reserve called Kalifront which fascinates it’s visitors with a dense green forest and numerous untouched bays with sandy and stony beaches. It’s the perfect spot for boat enthusiasts, bike riders and hikers. In comparison to the other Islands of the adriatic sea Rab has an unusual high amount of sandy beaches spread all over the island. Another characteristic of the island is the center with the over 2000 year old town with roman ruins and the four church belltowers from the Middle Ages. In the old town you can also enjoy dozens of restaurants serving croatian-mediterrean cuisine. Since there are also other islands located directly near Rab, day trips to very different places can be done easily. The islands of Cres, Losinj, Krk and Pag can be reached by ferries that are driving cars from island to island multiple times on daily basis. Regardless of their close distance to each other, each of the islands presents a very different image in terms of scenery, culture and food. That makes Rab and it’s surroundings a place of endless discoveries.