SEPTEMBER IN LABIN AND RABAC

Rabac Regatta 21. – 22. 9.

Enjoy the most beautiful autumn vistas of Rabac waters at the traditional Optimist, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial regatta organized by the local sailing club Kvarner. Let the first day of autumn blow wind to your back and boost your energy with fresh air from Kvarner bay. The first Rabac regatta was held back in 1973. It has been known as one of the most popular regattas for Optimists in the Adriatic. More info available from: Kvarner Rabac Sailing Club, www.jkkvarner.hr, e-mail: jkkvarner.rabac@gmail.com, Mobile phone: +385(0)98234-667

Miner's Republic- Istria Inspirit 22. 9.

Would you like to travel through time and go back to year 1921, 150 m below the surface, below 20 million tons of stone, where there’s no sunlight and time passing…There’s only darkness…and a revolution! Step down into the corridors of Labin’s coal mine, witness the hard life of miners and become a part of a touching story of human strength and pride. Spend your day as a local mine worker. This experience includes: welcome drink, organized bus ride from Labin to Raša and back, mining equipment, guided tour through the mine, video presentation of 1921 miners’ strike, miner’s brunch and drink and a souvenir.
Location: Labin, Lamparna and Raša coal mine
Start: 11 AM
Duration: 2-3 hours
Tickets: www.istrainspirit.hr

Sentona's Gardens Tour

Enjoy the autumn fruits of the goddess Sentona in the unique Sentona’s Gardens Tour. The trip starts early in the morning by visiting Negri family olive-grove, located near Brgod. After a pleasant walk through the olive-grove and introduction with the process of making extra virgin olive oil, the next station is Kukurini village located at the foot of the medieval town of Pićan, with a visit to one of the Baćac's family vineyards. The tour around vineyards is followed by a visit to the old and new wine cellars guided by the young and award-winning wine maker Goran Baćac, including a rich tasting of Čepić’s Zlata family dairy cheese, Negri olive oil, Istrian prosciutto and Malvasia (white wine) Calypsa Histria and Teran (red wine) Calypsa Nera. Dessert includes pićonske kroštule (sweet pastry) and Muscat dessert wine, accordion sounds and dance. Return to Rabac and Labin is scheduled in the early afternoon.
The trip is organized on request for a minimum of 10 people.
Atlas Rabac d.o.o. Travel agency, Phone: +385(0)52 872-268, fax: +385(0)52 872-958, Mobile phone: ++385(0)98 9133-829, e-mail: euro.juricic@atlas-istra.hr, www.atlas-istra.hr, Skype ID: atlas.rabac

Delightful Figs

Indian summer in Labin area tastes like juicy figs, which can be found in various dishes at restaurants in Labin and Rabac. Old town Labin’s restaurant Velo Kafe offers the original Sentona’s cake made of yellow sponge cake, fresh ricotta and homemade fig jam, or a starter- truffle cheese with toast, truffle oil and dried figs. Walk down Sentona’s trail to Rabac and head to newly renovated Hotel & Casa Valamar Sanfior and have lunch at its Sentona’s restaurant, offering fritule (sweet pastry) with fig and roasted almonds sauce. On your way back to Labin have a break at the restaurant Nostromo and have a taste of figs in honey and the finest local wines. Bring home the Istrian tradition of sun drying these nutritious and healthy fruits with the original souvenir known as brovinjski hlebić, fig cake with sage and pine nuts and home-made fig brandy smokovača from Dobrić family farm in Brovinje.
Restaurant and café Velo kafe, 12 Titov trg, Labin, Phone: +385 (0)52 852-745, e-mail: alvona@pu.t-com.hr
Hotel & Casa Valamar Sanfior ****, Phone: + 385 0(52) 862-220, e-mail: valamarsanfior@riviera.hr
Hotel and restaurant Nostromo, 7 Obala maršala Tita, Rabac, Phone/fax: +385 (0)52 872 601, e-mail: info@nostromo.hr, www.nostromo.hr/hotel-restaurant
Family farm Damir Dobrić, 35 Brovinje, 52222 Koromačno, Mobile phone: +385 (0)91 2022-027, e-mail: lavandadobric@gmail.com

Wellness Me, the Goddess-Maslinica Hotels, Rabac

Have a look at the new Maslinica Hotels & Resorts web site and find a selection of new wellness massages Sentona- Me, the Goddess. Honoring Labin’s goddess patroness of travellers, get pampered at Mimosa Hotel with one of the seven available massages with the local homemade essential oils of lavender, sage, laurel and rosemary, almond and Adriatic salt peeling. After swimming in the most beautiful bay in Rabac, Maslinica, and sunbathing under olive trees, we recommend a healthy meal from Sentona’s menu available from Narcis hotel.
Maslinica Hotels & Resorts Rabac bb, P.P. 2, Phone: +385 0 (52) 884-150, 884-170, 884-172, E-mail: info@maslinica-rabac.com , www.maslinica-rabac.com

Trail of Divine Wonders

Spend the last summer weekends on Sentona’s divine trail leading from Rabac to Labin old town through a protected landscape area. The new info board, marked signs and a blue and white bridge will take you from Maslinica bay into silence, where only a sound of roaring waterfalls and chirping sparrows (vrabac in Croatian; Rabac was possibly named after) can be heard. The ruins of an old mill near the large waterfall will show you the past life of Rabac, once a fishing village, and take you to the noble palaces in the Labin Old town. Crystal-turquoise color of Pećine stream, unusual travertine barriers and flora will charge your batteries for the new autumn actions.
Trail length: 2.4 km
Duration: 1 h downhill, uphill 2h
Altitude: 236 m
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