Things to do in Labin, Rabac and Istria
Labin is an old medieval town located on the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula, on the 320 meters high hill above Rabac, only about 3 kilometers from the sea and about 40 kilometers from Pula.
Old name of Labin is Albona. The town was first mentioned in 285 AD. It has rich history and many monuments and buildings to remind us of it. The church tower built in the XVII. century is the highest point of the town offering a beautiful view of Rabac and Kvarner Bay.
Rabac is a small town whose inhabitants were formerly engaged in fishing, but the town is today a wonderful tourist destination called "Pearl of Kvarner", which attracts visitors because of its pristine nature, beautifully landscaped beaches, seaside promenade, excellent gastronomy, diverse quality tourist accommodation and numerous activities.
Istria is the largest peninsula and the westernmost part of Croatia, which is located on the northern coastline of the Adriatic Sea.
Istrian coastline is 445 km long. Next to the coast there are many smaller and larger islands, some of which have been inhabited since ancient times, and some are intact and attract the visitors with their virginal beauty and nature. Istria is adorned with unspoiled natural landscapes, crystal clear sea water, numerous natural pristine sea bays and coves with beautiful beaches.
Pleasant Mediterranean climate, proximity to the sea and natural beauty of Istria are the main reason that this peninsula has been and still is a famous tourist destination.
Find out why Lonely Planet promotes Istria as one of the world regions worth visiting.