DECEMBER IN LABIN AND RABAC
New Year’s Eve at Hotel & Casa Valamar Sanfior- Rabac, Labin Advent Meals, Brand New Travel 'In Search for Sentona's Treasure', The Taste of Christmas in Original Ceramics, St. Lucy’s Trail - Skitača, The Mine of Culture - Labin City Librarymore ›
Sentona – saint patron of travellers
‘Labin’s goddess Sentona – saint patron of travelers’ is the new tourist brand of Labin and Rabac. Sentona marks quality, tradition, authenticity and naturalness of Labin area. Enjoy your vacation and discover Sentona’s gifts in authentic healthy menusmore ›
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The Istrian peninsula 'terra magica' lies on the Adriatic sea which is the closest warm sea to the heart of Europe. Rabac, 'The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay', is situated on the eastern part of the peninsula where the green of the pines and the Mediterraneanmore ›
For all information and other conditions concerning your accommodation in Rabac and Labin, please contact directly hotels, apartments and campings listed on our web pages. If you are looking for private accommodation you may contact directly the house ownmore ›
Today, Rabac is a well-known tourist resort. By the middle of the 19th century, it was a small fishermen village with hardly ten houses. Due to the beautiful bay and splendid, tame surroundings, it soon attracted first visitors. In 1876, Richard Francis Burton, an English writer and a passionate traveler, was among the first tourists who stayed in Rabac. Having seen Rabac and other places on the Istrian coast, he wrote a book of the same title 'The Istrian coast', describing, among other things, the beauties and charm of Rabac.
The medieval town of Labin is situated on the hill above Rabac. Its old name of Albona was first mentioned in 285 AD. The birthplace of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, the reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther, it is a cultural and administrative center today. The rich cultural and architectural heritage of Labin is enlivened by number of art ateliers and by the bustling youth gathering in the coffee bars scattered around the old town. The Sculpture Park in nearby Dubrova features over 70 forma viva stone sculptures.
After a walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, pay a visit to the Town Museum with its archaeological and unique in this part of Europe, a miniature coal mine. Have a look at the Memorial collection of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, peek into the art ateliers, enjoy the view of Rabac and Cres island from the Fortica or pop into the small, elegant shops and take refreshments on one of the terraces of the local coffee bars.