Where the green hills meet the sea, where nature and heritage become one, you will find Labin and Rabac – paradise for artists.
The old mediaeval town of Labin is filled with art ateliers, in which you can feel what it means to be at the center of art itself. Here you can not only look at art works, but experience them, live them…
Labin is situated on the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula, only 40 km away from Pula-Pola and 60 km from Rijeka. This historical and administrative center of eastern Istria, used to be inhabited as early as 2000 BC. Taking a walk through the Mediterranean and European history, your attention will be drawn by the Municipal Loggia and numerous palaces, mediaeval fortifications with Renaissance bastion, and the 17th century church tower – the highest point from which one can see Rabac and Kvarner bay.
From the magnificent belvedere you will see Rabac, once a small fishing place, today a beautiful tourist destination with excellently preserved environment which secured it the title of “The Pearl of the Kvarner bay”. It reveals itself to you in all its magnificence, showing its many beautiful beaches, carefully maintained and equipped with everything needed for your most pleasant stay at the seaside. The beaches have lifeguards and are marked with Blue flags. One of them is Maslinica, specially equipped for disabled persons with accompanying programs. Numerous restaurants along the promenade and in the center, offer various gastronomical specialties, among which the Kvarner scampi, the most appreciated product of the Adriatic sea. Rabac offers pools, a waterslide, tennis, table tennis, mini golf, beach volleyball, diving, water sports, and games for children.
Should you choose to go further from the coast, you will find peace and quiet in the intact nature. You can take the hiking path, Labin hiking trail or the mountain-bike trails. You can choose from numerous boat excursions such as the dolphin-safari, excursion to the island of Cres, a visit to Venice by catamaran, and so on…
If you especially enjoy the sea, you will love the sailing boat regatta or the race of the rowboats, accompanied by lovely Mediterranean melodies. Those who prefer the night life will especially enjoy Rabac. There are discos, beach bars and numerous top music events…
Moving further to the inland, make sure that you visit the Dubrova Park of sculptures, the small town of Plomin and the village of Pićan.
After visiting these lovely towns, you will find that your soul has truly been uplifted. (www.istra.hr)
DO NOT MISS
- Mountaneering to Skitača / Labin
- St. Barbara Church – Raša /
- Battiala-Lazzarini Palace / Labin
- Church of Blessed Virgin Mary’s Birth / Labin
- Illyricus’ Memorial Collection / Labin