Rab Tourism

Rab (Italian: Arbe Latin: Arba) is a town (grad) on the island of Rab in Croatia. According to the 2011 census the total population of the town was 8,065, whereas only 437 lived in the titular settlement (naselje). Rab, the settlement, is located on a small peninsula on the southwestern side of the island. The town has a long history that dates back to 360 BC when it was inhabited by the Illyrians. The island was the frontier between the regions of Liburnia and Dalmatia. From the third century BC to the sixth century AD Rab was part of the Roman Empire, and Emperor Augustus proclaimed it a municipium in 10 BC. It was the first town of Roman Dalmatia to be given the honorary title "felix". The worst disaster in the town's history was an outbreak of the plague in 1456 that decimated the city's population. There are many churches in the town. The largest is St. Mary the Blessed, which was built in the 13th century. The church of St. Justine is now a museum of sacred arts, while the chapel of St. Christopher (dedicated to the patron saint of the island) is nowadays called the Lapidarium. The four church bell towers became the symbol of the town and island. The oldest dates back to the eleventh century. Saint Marinus, the Christian founder of San Marino, was a native of Rab who is said to have fled the island under Diocletian's persecution in AD 301.


Planning a vacation to Rab in Croatia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. Rab is located at a short trip away from Opatija a major city in Croatia. Opatija is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Lungo, Volosko, Moscenicka Draga. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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    • Cost of Living Index 59.59 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.64 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.1 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Rab

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 90.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.81 USD

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