SV. MARIN
Adress:
Ivan Ivanić, ***
Lopar 262, Rab - Croatia

Tel: 00385 51 775 002
GSM: 00385 98 369 636

E-mail: ivan.ivanic@ri.htnet.hr
LINKS
www.lopar.hr
www.croatia-rab.com

 

 

 


LOPAR
Nature
 
Lopar is situated on the island of rab, which is a part of kvarner archipelago. It is 110 kilometers far from administrative centre rijeka, 190kilometers from zagreb and close to large european cities such as ljubljana ( 230kilometers ), vienna (550kilometers ), munich (630kilometers ) and milan (580 kilometers ).
It takes ten minutes to get to lopar by ferry-line jablanac - mišnjak. You can also use ferry line baska ( on the island of krk ) -lopar, which has recently become more interesting to many guests because of nearness to rijeka and its airport. This especially attractive drive lasts approximately 50 minutes.
Coming by car from direction of rab first thing we see is a sign which reminds us of st.marin, stone-cutter and founder of republic of san marino, who was born in lopar in the 4th century. In his honor, hotel settlement and motor camp bear name "San marino".
 

beaches
 
Lopar is abundant in beautiful sandy beaches. There are 22 of them, with 3 being -nudist beaches ( ciganka, sahara and stolac ). The largest and the most famous is "rajska plaža-paradise beach" which is 1,5 kilometers long and along which there arethe most important tourist facilities. In 2003 it was decorated with "the blue flag", international symbol of quality and preservation of environment , as well as safety of bathers.
 

fun
 
Spend the pleasant summer evenings on one of the beautifully arranged terraces of the restaurants or café bars, dancing or taking a leisurely stroll along the sea. You can also visit some of the interesting cultural and artistic events.
In the late hours, life shifts from the city to the nearby disco clubs and similar attractive spots where, to a hot rhythm, you can have fun under a clear sky until the morning.
 

history & culture
 
More than 17 centuries ago a boy by the name Marin was born at Lopar. He later learned the craft of stonemason and in search of a job left his home, crossed the Adriatic Sea and landed at a place near today's Rimini on the Apennine peninsula.
His diligence and virtue soon earned him the sympathy of the Christian community he was living in, so eventually bishop Gaudentium made him his deacon. Presecuted because of his propogation of Christianity, Marin fled to the hardly accessible hill Titan and built a small church there.
It was to become the foundation of a new city and state - San Marino - in which the remains of the saint are still kept.