MAY IN LABIN AND RABAC

SKITAČA SAGE TRAIL

Enjoy in May, the month of sage, at the new tourist-educational Sage trail on Skitača, which leads from the mountaineering house Skitaci over the Orlić top (470 m) down to Cerovica village. Experience the unforgettable sight of purple-blue jacket on the slopes with a breathtaking view on the Kvarner bay, the islands of Cres and Lošinj. Learn all about sage that was used to treat coughs, throat infections and gums inflammation for centuries, as well as to prepare medicinal brandy, as a spice in meat dishes and for better digestion. Local souvenir shops offer cotton eco-bags and ceramic containers for dried sage, which will remind you of your May trip.
Butega Souvenir Shop, Labin old town, 1 Paolo Sfeci 1, Mobile: +385 (0)95 9087-866
Solava Wine Shop, 2 St. Katarine, 52220 Labin, Phone: +38 5 (0)52 852-065
Distance Labin – Skitača: 20 km.
From Labin head to Brgod and Brovinje to Skitača.

SAILING CRUISES REGATTA MAY 12th-13th

For the seventh time in a row the sailing club Kvarner organizes Labin Republic Regatta in the waters of Rabac. Rabac and Labin area have got a long maritime tradition that continues with one of the most popular races in Istria and Kvarner. At the start of the new sailing season, enjoy in weighing sailing skills with music and local cuisine at the Rabac waterfront. The accompanying program begins on Friday, May 11th with a traditional crews welcome party. The first and second race start on Saturday, along with the presentation of sailing club Kvarner sailing school and art workshops for children. In the evening there is a fiesta and entertainment program, followed by two more races and winner announcement on Sunday. Labin brass orchestra will perform a concert on the waterfront at 11 AM.
More on: www.regatalabinskarepublika.com

BOŠKARIN AND SPRING HERBS

Blueness of ‘Istrian bell’, an endemic species that decorates the streets of Plomin during May and June, with the inviting smells of local cuisine at Dorina restaurant are the reason to take a break in Plomin, one of the most beautiful old towns of Istria. Dorina restaurant is proud to bear a quality mark given by AZRRI (Agency for Rural Development of Istria) for preparing the meat of Istrian Cattle (boškarin in Croatian) Steak. The best way to enjoy in the combination of quality local meat and indigenous plants is to try the cooked (lešada in the local dialect) boškarin meat with mashed potatoes with leeks and saffron with grilled potato medallions or a boškarin carpaccio on rocket salad with fresh cottage cheese. Spring in Labin is unthinkable without the asparagus, which are the key ingredient of cartoccio - fish baked in foil with Istrian spice herbs. And just when you think that pumpkin and ricotta ravioli in sage sauce are the utmost culinary experience in Dorina, wait for the dessert because the cake with white chocolate and homemade dandelion marmalade will leave you breathless. Your host Ms. Sandra Knapić will gladly offer you their homemade carrot and orange jams, and a large selection of Istrian culinary delights can be found at Plominka gift shop across the restaurant.
Dorina Restaurant, 54 Plomin, 52234 Plomin, Phone: + 385 (0) 52 863-023, Mobile: +385 (0) 91 286-3023, 091 568-4000, E-mail: restoran.dorina@gmail.com

DIVINE SAGE WELLNESS

Relax your sore and strained muscles in the benefits of massage with Labin’s sage essential oil in Rabac wellness centers and massage salons. Feel like a goddess with a new goddess Sentona detox massage with extra virgin olive oil, sage honey and lavender essential oil at Albona Valamar Hotel & Residence. Get spoiled with the combined wellness treatment at Sanfior hotel with sage essential oils of sage massage followed by an energy and therapeutic balancing of body's vital center. Get a full experience of sage as a symbol of a mature woman who knows what she wants in a Relax Godess massage (the goddess of relaxation) - aroma massage of tired feet and foot reflex massage with sage essential oil, and the Awakening Goddess (awakening of the goddess) -massage to prevent fatigue, depression and sadness with essential oils of sage, mint, pine and lemon.
Valamar Albona Hotel & Residence*** www.valamar.com/albona-hotel-apartments-rabac
Valamar Sanfior hotel **** www.valamar.com/sanfior-hotel-rabac/wellness
Reservation center: Phone: +385 (0) 52 465 200, E-mail: reservations@valamar.com
Maslinica Hotels & Resorts, Rabac bb, P.O.box 2, 52221 Rabac,Phone: +385 (0) 52 884 150, 170, 172, E-mail: info@maslinica-rabac.com , www.maslinica-rabac.com

NEW TRAILS AND PATHS MAP

Labin Tourist Board has issued a new map of trails and paths in Labin area which promotes the natural beauties and historical and cultural heritage of Labin, Rabac and their surroundings. Along with an overview map with seven paths and walking trails marked by distinctive colors, the guests can also read short stories, legends, and interesting facts related to a particular path and trail. Divine Springs Trail, Sage Trail, Hidden Charms Promenade and protected landscape area of Sentona's Trail Labin - Rabac are a must-see for all nature lovers and sports amateurs. Discover the legend of buried Roman treasure on St. Florentius’ Trail in Kranjci, and walk down the Trail of Holy Women to explore the beauties of the local religious heritage.
Map download available at: www.rabac-labin.com/en/46-download-of-catalogues

SENTONA'S DRESS

The new tourism project run by Labin Tourist Board ‘Labin’s Goddess Sentona’ got another visual identity in the original goddess Sentona’s gown. The dress, which is aimed to be worn by animators, guides and Rabac wellness managers, was designed by Eni Surijan, the local high fashion designer. The dress was promoted by a model Nikolina Miletić who took a pose at the National Museum with the archaeological remains dedicated to Sentona. Walking through the streets of Labin old town, Nikolina embodied with her divine appearance the beauty, tenderness and mysticism of the goddess Sentona. Other than costumed and promotional purposes, this elegant beige dress with a green belt and handmade cornel buckle is also created as souvenir clothing. The hood and sleeves are removable so that the airy dress can instantly be transformed into an ideal creation for a summer night out or a romantic dinner.