|Shopping|| 13 || km ||Airport|| 120 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 150 || m |
Special; On an island; Near water
Rab is an island of 93.6 square kilometers. The town of Rab is perhaps the most beautiful place on it. On this island you can also find the town of Lopar, which has an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches. The largest and most famous is Rajska plaža or 'Paradise Beach', which is 1.5km / 0.9m long and has the most tourist facilities. It received the 'Blue Flag' award in 2003 - the international symbol of quality for preservation of the natural environment and safety for swimmers. The town of Lučica is the starting point of the mini taxi boats which transport tourists to the nearby beaches. A modern form of the same service is organized by three glass-bottom boats which give tourists the opportunity to view the beauty of the underwater world. These boats operate daily. There are also several boats available for whole-day excursions. The most attractive excursion is the one to Goli Otok ("naked island") with its notorious former prison, which is known among tourists as the "Croatian Alcatraz". Just a couple of miles from Lopar there is fjord zavratnica, in the nature park of northern Velebit, which is one of the few fjords on the Adriatic where you can find sunken ships of the German navy, which is why it attracts numerous tourists - especially divers - each year. The diving club of Lopar enables tourists to enter a completely new world - the underwater world, a world of harmony, beauty and silence. As part of its program, the club offers diving courses, as well as test dives for amateurs/beginners, rental of equipment and vessel services. Other nearby attractions include "Medova Buza". This is a natural phenomenon with underwater entrance to three inter-connected caves. It used to be the habitat of the Mediterranean sea bear after which it was named. Today it is the habitat of tourists who often come here to organize underwater weddings.