Rab, Croatia - holiday information

Rab, Croatia – visitor information

Rab, island of love situated in the Kvarner bay is known for beautiful diverse beaches and cultural-historic heritage out of which the old city core of Rab is the most famous one. The outlines of 4 bell towers from pre roman times dominate the core and give Rab a shape of a sailboat with raised sails. In roman times the island got the Felix Arba (Happy Rab) nickname that were given to deserving or to those that they wanted compliment especially. The rich cultural heritage is made out of numerous churches, convents, renaissance palaces and galleries. All year long you can come to Rab and be a part of some of the diverse events. Except for diverse events and bathing in crystal sea and enjoyment on the beaches, citizens of Rab offer to their visitors various sports and recreational options such as walking an cycling paths, beach volleyball, water sports, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, sea kayak, anglering and many others. Rab has a 120 years long tourism tradition and is the harbinger of naturism in Croatia. The island received many awards and recognitions for its tourism offer out of which we will mention the silver award for the European floral town and European cultural heritage and the Blue and Tourist flower. With its diverse offer it is an ideal choice for all guest types and vacationing forms – from family, sport, cultural and entertaining tourism. Rab has been marked throughout the history with stories and legends out of which we exclude: The St. Kristopher legend – he is the saint patron of Rab who according to legend saved the population from a more powerful enemy that surrounded the island. When they saw that they were powerless in front of such an enemy the population of Rab called out to their saint for help in a way that they carried his head, in a ceremonial way, onto the city walls. The Normans without explanation went away on the 9th of May. People of Rab attribute two more salvations to their saint, one from the Hungarians and Croats during the 12th century. As day of the city, St. Christopher’s day is celebrated on the 9th of May and on the St. Christopher day on the 27th of July. Rab offers various opportunities for accommodation so you will have apartments, rooms, hotels, camps, resorts and family boarding houses to choose from. The population also pays a lot of attention to its gastronomic offer and are especially proud of their traditional cake Rapska torta with an old recipe dating to the year 1177 – more on the cake and the preparation see here and here:

Rab – basic information

Rab – population: 554, Rab - day/ saint: saint : Sv. Kristofor, 27.07.

Distance from bigger centres

Rab - Makarska. 308km, Rab- Split: 251km, Rab - Pula: 222km, Rab - Rijeka: 123km, Rab - Zadar: 121km, Rab - Šibenik: 194km, Rab - Dubrovnik: 481km, Rab - Zagreb: 216km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

hospital, emergency, self-service shops, shopping centres, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, basketball court, tennis court, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna, solarium

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, casino, coctail bar, cinema, theatre

Additional offer

congress centre, extreme sports, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, marina in the nearby

Rab – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, nudistic beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, great shopping conveniences, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for organisation of congresses, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, vine roads nearby, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)