RAB – the crown jewel of the Adriatic Sea
Rab Island is one of the crown jewels of the Adriatic Sea and has a mild Mediterranean climate. Rab Island is located in the north of the Adriatic Sea. The island covers a 90 km² surface area and has about 9,000 residents. The population predominantly lives off of tourism, fishing, agriculture, beekeeping and grape-growing. There are seven towns on Rab Island – Barabt, Banjol, Palit, Kampor, Mundanije, Supetarska Draga and Lopar. The island has over 100 km of trails ideal for hiking, climbing, walking and trekking. While certain trails follow the coast line, others will take you to the very heart of the island, with lavish forests and fascinating geography. The island is covered in pine trees, various scented plants and oak trees, which is how it earned its nickname – the emerald island. A lesser known fact about the island is that it features the Trails of Premužić (Premužećeve staze), which were marked and built around the year 1930 by the legendary forestry engineer Ante Premužić and span the length of 5,170 meters.
The moment you step foot on one of these trails, you will realize what inspired the work of this renowned master of his trade. The first town you will come across is BARBAT. BARBAT is famous for its magnificent sand beaches and wild coves. It also has an abundance of gravel beaches, while its rocky beaches are straight out of a fairy tale. The sea is crystal-clear. Visitors can enjoy water sports, waterskiing, pedal boat rides, kayaking, motorboat rides etc. Other popular activities include tennis, beach volleyball and underwater activities with the divers’ club. Rab Island features about 30 sand beaches. The island holds special appeal for sailing aficionados. Surrounding Rab Island is a vast number of small islands which are definitely worth a visit.