The Island of Rab
The island of Rab is situated in the northern part of the Croatian side of Adriatic Sea and belongs to the Kvarner group of islands. It is placed between 44° 41' and 44° 51' of latitude (northern) and between 14° 40' and 14° 53' of longitude (eastern). Along with some smaller islands its surface is 86.14 km2. The island expands from the Northwest to the Southeast and its length in that direction is 22 km. The biggest stretch of the island is 11 km and the smallest 3 km. The island of Rab is separated from the mainland by the Velebit canal. The smallest distance from the mainland is 1800 m. In the immediate proximity of the island of Rab there are many small islands, bigger ones among them being Goli, Grgur, Maman, Laganj mali, Dolfin, Trstenik, Dolin and St. Juraj.
The island of Rab has the so-called "Adriatic type" of Mediterranean climate with pleasant warm summers and mild winters. It has such a climate thanks to the mountain range Kamenjak that protects it from the cold Northeastern wind in winter and spring months. Except for that wing, there is a warm and moist wind blowing from the Southeast in autumn ("jugo"), which always brings along rain. During summer months there is a landward breeze blowing during the day, called "maestral", which is pleasant and renders summer heat milder. Other winds and storms are rare phenomena. The number of sunny hours is 2417 on the average, while the number of cloudy days is very small. The temperature of the sea is convenient for bathing, and amounts to 20°C, from May to October. The middle year's temperature of the sea is 16.7°C.
In the range of beauty which the nature has gifted island of Rab, the first place occupies the dark-blue azure Adriatic. It surrounds Rab, enters in Rab's continent and in the same time it creates plenty number of bigger and smaller coves. Adriatic charm when it is calm. It wonders when it is choppy. The man admires by looking it from coast. He admires by sailing or by diving into it's clearly and freshen waves.
It is difficult to determine exactly the color of the Adriatic Sea. It is sometimes dark blue, sometimes green-blue. It iridisces in thousands of shades uninterruptedly depending on the time of the day and on the angle in which the sunrays fall on it. But it is always beautiful and unrepeatable.
Why to Sojourn on the Rab Island?
The island of Rab, one of the islands with most woods, with 300 water-springs, is a real display of vegetation. Komrčar, a park situated in the immediate proximity of the old town, and in which laurel and polar-tree, pine tree and a century old agava ...grow side by side, is a pride of the island of Rab. The town Rab is girded by medieval walls, Romanesque church-towers, churches and beautiful clean beaches. In the summer, the streets of Rab are lively and there is always a crowd on its squares. But you can also get away on the island of Rab. You can get away to the nature, to a solitary beach, you can elope to the unforgettable moment of repose. Here you will discover an untouched nature, you will be attracted by the joy of the new morning and the meeting with a sort of life you once heard talking about, but which you have never had the opportunity to experience because of the rush for time and money. The old and the new intervene on the island of Rab. This island lives in its ancient pace. Circled by the sea, torn off from the mainland, connected only by boats, it takes from the civilization only what it needs. And at the same time it shakes off the rush, tension and the crowd.
Middle Temperature Of The Air And The Sea in °C
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