Rab is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. It is constantly showing up on lists of “the most” something. In 2011 it was voted as the island with 46th best beach in the world by the CNNgo.com tourist web site.
So what is so special about Rab?
Rab is famous for its charming medieval old town, dense forests, numerous pebble and sandy beaches. Tourism as we know it today began developing in 1889. Part of the Rab’s fame can be attributed to King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, who were formally allowed to swim nude in 1936. This gradually resulted in naturism becoming accepted along Croatia’s coastline.
Rab has a warm and dry Mediterranean climate with around 2,500 hours of sunshine annually. It means almost 9 hours of sunshine EVERY day in the year. No, the sun doesn’t shine every day, however precipitation is very low during the summer months between May and October. The hottest month is July when the temperature rises above 30C on a daily basis.
Most of the visitors come because it is a very popular summer destination. But there is more than clean sea and beautiful beaches on the island. The seawalk along the western side of the island offers opportunities to walk, run or byke along the sea.
There are several sports events every year which are open for everybody to participate, the Rab Triathlon being the most popular.
The island is a delightful mixture of old town and beautiful bays. Rab is a perfect destination for leasure holidays whether you need a short break away or a proper vacation.
Today Rab’s culture and history are incorporated into its tourism. The island offers everything necessary for a great holiday, it is a tranquille paradise, an excellent choice for relaxing or recovery holidays and specially beloved during the summer season for the family vacations. Rab’s culture, history, nature, and most importantly, people who will make your holiday an unforgettable one. Island has no industry plants, so the nature is protected and the islanders make their living predominately through tourism, trade and traditional crafts.