Lopar, the Sandy Paradise, is a place with the greatest number of sandy beaches in the Adriatic and with an infinite number of picturesque coves.
Lopar, located 12 km away from the old town of Rab, has a hundred years tourist tradition and is surrounded by numerous islands and islets, notably Goli otok, Grgur, Lukovac and Školjić. It has won many awards as a tourist destination, and in 2003, it was awarded the “Blue Sail” award, awarded to the best small town in the Kvarner region.
The main economic activities of the local population include tourism, agriculture, livestock and fishery.
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Kampor is a small village that has best preserved its appearance as an old fishing village. The Dundo Forest nature reserve on the Kalifront peninsula is an oasis for hikers and bikers. With its stone and sandy beaches, eco-friendly farm products and good restaurants, Kampor is an ideal holiday destination.
Kampor also has an ethnographic, museum, gallery of the works of Friar Ambroz Testan, and one of the oldest libraries and written Croatian works in this part of the Adriatic. You can also find the Francisan monastery of St. Euphemia, patron saint of the village.
St. Euphemia Day is celebrated every year on September 16th, and the village organizes entertainment and cultural presentations.
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On entery into the old city of Rab you'll be met by the white stone of the sunlit Square of St Christopher. There is a fountain in the square embellished with two sculptures of Kalifront and the shepherdess Draga, figures from a legend of chastity and unhappy love.
The city is a typically medieval urban centre surrounded by walls that are in large part still standing. The old city is dominated by four bell towers mainly in the Romanesque style. RAB
Earlier, Rab was a Roman settlement, which was given the status of city by Octavius Augustus, who proclaimed it a municipium in the year 10 B.C.
If you love old cities in which every building brings to mind dozens of generations, you will feel really good in Rab. Above many of the Renaissance and Gothic portals you can still see the crests of the aristocratic families of Rab, the descendants of whom are your kindly hosts of today.
Right next to the city walls is the lovely Komrcar park, and below it a long path and bathing place. You can spend your holiday in the shade of ancient pines, to the smell of resin and the blue of the sea, without ever having to do without the conveniences the city has to offer.
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Rab is an island in Croatia and a town of the same name located just off the northern Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. The island is 22 km long, has an area of 93.6 km² and 9,480 inhabitants (2001). The highest peak is Kamenjak at 408 meters.
The northeastern side of the island is mostly barren, karst, while the southwestern side is covered by one of the last oak forests of the Mediterranean. Ferries connect the island of Rab with the mainland ports of Jablanac and Rijeka, as well as with the neighbouring islands of Krk and Pag.
The island is first heard of under the Illyrians in 360 BC. It was part of Liburnia and then part of the Roman Empire. The emperor Octavian Augustus built town walls and gave Rab the title of Municipium.
The Rabska Fjera, the Rab Crossbowmen's mediaeval tournament, the folklore heritage – these are some of the events that visitors must see while staying on our island. Come and watch these performances – they will take you back to some ancient time, to stories that paved the way for our present, stories which touch all of us and which contain truths that are historical and human and which are at the same time stories of the future.There are also many galleries and street exhibitions to see.
For those who prefer active holidays there are numerous possibilities of practising sport and recreational activities, ranging from diving, aquagan, water skiing, jet-skiing, surfing, rafting, renting a boat or a pedal boat, to parachuting, tennis, sand volleyball, football, basketball, handball, tennis, mini golf, boccia (a kind of bowling), cycling, trekking, etc.