An educational hike along the archaeological landscape of the Island of Rab
Under Flagship 27 Neighbourhoods, one of the seven intertwined thematic segments of the Rijeka 2020 – The European Capital of Culture, the island hosted the „Bolje vas našli“* event on 20 October 2019. The event programme included a guided tour along the archaeological landscape of the island with Ana Konestra, Ph. D., from The Institute of Archaeology in Zagreb, casual socializing over a reception prepared by Mocira Rab Association and a concert of Desoto Acoustic at the San Marino Camping Resort. The programme was opened in front of St. Peter’s Church in Supetarska Draga, from where the group set off on a hike along the educational trail. The hike provided the opportunity to acquire some basic information on the archaeological sites stretching from Supetarska Draga to Lopar – the remains of the Romanesque St. Peter’s Abbey in Supetarska Draga and St. Daniel’s Chapel at Fruga, once belonging to the same Abbey, remains of prehistoric walls of Pećina and Gromačica hill-forts, the Liburnian tumuli on the hillside over Lopar, as well as the remains of a complex with a small church dating back to Late Antiquity on the islet of Lukovac.
*A phrase often used in Croatian as a reply to the “Welcome” greeting, meaning „We appreciate your welcome“ or “Thank you for having us”