Jablanac is a small place, which may have missed our attention in geography class, but it definitely deserves it. If for no other reason, it is because it is a series of houses in a small semicircular bay on the shores of the Velebit Channel, which marks the mainland spot, closest to the island of Rab. If you are thinking of renting an apartment, room or holiday house in Jablanac, you will not go wrong if you are looking for a quiet harbor, ideal for a family vacation. Jablanac has only 83 inhabitants today, but it has a shop and a restaurant to enjoy local dishes. Former ferry port for the island of Rab is a quiet harbor nowadays with clear sea near the protected landscape Zavratnica. Jablanac has a turbulent history - it was first mentioned in the 12th century, and we can still find the ruins of the free royal town of Jablanić from the 13th century on the hill above Jablanac. It does not have the geo-strategic power of past centuries, but Jablanac of today has the soul of the junction of the Adriatic and Velebit, so many are happy to return to its peace and charming streets.