Meet your guide at the port for a private walking tour of Rab, the charming historic town, founded in the 1st century B.C. The emperor Octavian Augustus endowed this already formed Liburnian urban community with walls and towers for fortification and it became a Roman municipality. Centuries later, Rome donated an amphora to the town with the inscription “Felix Arba”, which means the “fortunate” town and reflects the abundance and the wealth of Rab at the time. Today you will get a chance to wander through its winding streets and squares and admire the masterpieces of architecture all around you. The historical outline and the matrix of staircases of the town tissue were defined in the mediaeval ages by the Romanesque style and are preserved until today. The defensive city walls protected the harbor of Rab, as the only way of accessing it during the long millennia was from the sea. So the view of the town from the sea is one of the most beautiful Adriatic vistas, marrying in harmony impressive natural landscape with inspirational architecture. The town’s the most conspicuous landmarks are by all means its four bell-towers: three Romanesque and one Baroque that almost became its symbols. The numerous sacral buildings, such as the Cathedral of the Holly Virgin with the separate bell tower, Benedictine convent of St. Andrew with a Romanesque church and a bell-tower, the remains of the Church of St. John the Baptist and part of the city walls make one of the most valuable architectural units in Croatia.
You may spend some time at leisure in the town of Rab before returning to your ship.