Verdant in the southwest, rocky in the north and east and rocking in the middle, Rab has a lot to offer. It’s known as both the greenest and busiest island in the Kvarner string. Families like the safely shallow, sandy beach in the northern peninsula of Lopar, while nature lovers and naturists hike to the wilder beaches there. Rab town, near the centre of the island, is a bustling tourist destination, with an interesting mix of busy bars and a historic old town.
The Romans were so smitten with Rab town Emperor Octavian Augustus gave it municipal status in the 1st century BC. The main square is still called Trg Municipium, but the town’s well known skyline of four bell towers came after the Romans, in medieval times, and many of its architectural treasures were shaped by that era.
Other attractions on the island include the stunning beaches in Kampor and Pudarica, and sprawling parklands with extensive pine and oak forests in Kalifront and Dundovo.