Barbat is a small place on the island of Rab, rich with agricultural treasures such as olives and vines. This is the first place you will encounter on the island, after you have left the ferry. It is recognizable by its beautiful pebble beaches, a rich fishing tradition and quality restaurants. Antiques enthusiasts are recommended to visit the St. Damjan hill, where they can see the ruins which have occupied the imagination of numerous curious researchers. It was only recently established that these ruins are the remaining parts of several early Byzantine forts from the first half of the 6th century. Those in search of active sports can enjoy volleyball, basketball, tennis, football, cycling, walking, running, fishing, diving and numerous water sports.
The island of Rab is special because of its wonderful sea, fertile fields, vineyards, olive groves and natural wealth of healing plants. Like any other Dalmatian town, Rab also organizes numerous festivities during the summer months, some of which are : Rab “fjera” (summer fair based on the historical heritage), Rab archery (tournament since 1364, restarted in 1995), the Rab music nights, folklore performances, the Rab art summer (exhibitions organized almost throughout the year) and countless other manifestations. If you would like to savor the specialties of the island of Rab, and the town of Barbat, visit the restaurants “Leut”, “Elizabeta” and “Barbat”.
Known for its shipbuilders, Barbat is a favorite destination of boaters and those more interested in the land. It offers excursions to the early Christian military fort on the hill st. Damian.
Barbat has a feast called ” Karmenica ” which is celebrated on July 16 with a rich cuisine.
With the town of Rab is linked to the seaside promenade in the length of six kilometers, ideal for a morning bike ride or run if you’re a fan of this type of sports activities.