Rab is with its 30 sandy beaches truly "happy island" with many small picturesque bays, as tourists from around the world have recognized almost 125 years. The tradition continues today, when Rab, thanks to the crystal clear, warm and shallow sea ideal destination for the whole family.
In the island are its geomorphological characteristics that make ridges and valleys extending NW-SE direction.
The division of the island.
The biggest air length of the island of Rab, from cape to cape Gavranić Sorinj, is 22 km. Due to its irregular shape, the width of the island is different. That is the narrowest in the southern part of Cape Kirkland to the hamlet Perčinić in Barbat 3 km, while the widest, and 10 km in its northern part of Cape Silpa in Lopar to Cape Kitts in the northwest of the island.
Favorable microclimate conditions characterized by an average annual temperature of 14.9 ° C and annual rainfall of 1108.8 mm, which is characteristic of a transitional climate between the Mediterranean and continental.
The average annual duration of sunshine on the island of Rab has 2417 hours.
With the wealth of flora on the island and encounter a diversity of wildlife, both on land and at sea.
The town of Rab.
In the northwestern part of the island, with a deep bay, is the village of Barbat. Name of the village is derived from the name of the monastery of St. Peter in Draga. In the middle of the vast fertile valley in 1059 founded the Benedictine abbey St. Peter in Draga.
Barbat, the southernmost village of the island, stretches along the sea belt Barbat Channel. Judging from the remains of old buildings, in this area there was a very old settlement. On the hill of St. Damian are the remains of ancient ruins and the church of St. Damian, who was mentioned in XIV. century. These ruins date back to the Greek settlements, and it is very likely that it was a Greek military colony founded in IV. century BC. It is assumed that the ruins on the hill st. Damian could be the remains of the ancient city of Ptolemy Kolenti. At the foot of the hill, near the hamlet Perčinić, at low tide in the sea, observed the remains of the city walls as it was founded by fugitives seeking to Rab fleeing from Attila.