Otok Rab Kvarner

Otok Rab Kvarner

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Otok Rab Kvarner




Otok Rab Kvarner
Otok Rab
The island of Rab is located in the Gulf of Kvarner between the island of Krk in the north-west and the island of Pag in the southeast.
It is traversed by a chain of hills. The summit of this island stands at the center of the NE side. It is 410m high and surmounted by a conspicuous television mast.
On the island of Rab there are several small communities, mostly south of the island because the northern part of the island is exposed to the Bora while the south has a climate more pleasant and here lies Perhaps the most beautiful pine forest of the Mediterranean. Because of the Bora E coast of the island is bare of vegetation, while the W coast, protected by a line of high hills, is green and fertile.
Otok Rab is separated from the mainland by the Velebitska Kanal, in which the Bora blows with particular force.

The island has many buildings, ruins and artifacts dating from ancient times, many Greek ruins, including Rab, the main town of the island.

L'île de Rab est située dans le golfe de Quarner entre l'île de Krk au nord-ouest et l'île de Pag au sud-est.
Elle est traversée par une chaîne de montagnes. Le sommet de l'île, au centre du côté NE, est de 410 m de haut et surmonté par un mât de télévision remarquable.

Dans l'île de Rab il y plusieurs petites localités, le plus souvent situées au sud de l'île parce que la partie nord de l'île est exposée a la Bora alors que la partie sud a un climat plus agréable et ici se trouve peut être la plus belle forêt de conifères de la Méditerranée.
A cause de la Bora la côte E de l'île est dénudée de toute végétation, tandis que la côte W, protégée par une ligne de hautes collines, est verte et fertile.

Otok Rab est séparée du continent par le Velebitski Kanal, dans lequel la Bora souffle avec une force particulière.

L'île possède de nombreux édifices, ruines et objets datant de temps anciens, dont plusieurs ruines grecques, notamment à Rab, la principale agglomération de l'ile.



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Rapski Kanal

Rapski Kanal is deep and leads between Otok Sveti Grgur and Otok Rab.
This channel is seldom used as the fairway is only 0.3 mile wide in places and several rocky patches lie adjacent to its S side.
4 Aug 11

Otok Olib Zadar

Otok Olib is located E of O. Silba. It belongs to Zadar archipelago.The island has been inhabited since Roman times. The residents bought their island in 1900. The only village on the island was established around the port.
To the east of the island you will find some small hidden ...
27 Jul 11

Olipski Kanal

Olipski Kanal leads NNW between the E side of Otok Silba and the W side of Otok Olib and merges into the N end of Pohlipski Kanal.
This channel is deep and has a minimum navigable width of 0.7 mile. It is often used by vessels proceeding to and from Zadar.
Good anchorage is ...
18 Sep 11

Barbatski Kanal

Il y a plusieurs baies dans Barbatski Kanal, entre l'île de Rab et l'île Dolin. Ces baies sont d'agréables mouillages le temps d'un déjeuner.
2 Aug 11

Otok Silba

Silba is a small island, 8 km long where  there are no vehicles and no hotels. Inhabited since Roman times, the Latin "silva" (forest) which gave its name to the island is covered with trees.On the island there are shops, restaurants and taverns, caffe bars, post office, ...
27 Jul 11

Otok Plavnik Kvarner

Otok Plavnik lies with Rt Veli Pin, its N extremity, located 0.7 mile E of the E side of Otok Cres and divides Srednja Vrata in its S part into two channels.
This cliffy island is 194m high and partly wooded.
Several small islets lie on a shoal bank which extends about 1.5 miles ...
4 Aug 11