Rabac is the major tourist resort on the eastern coast of the Istrian Peninsula, some 40 kilometers away from Pula-Pola and only five kilometers from Labin. Situated in Kvarner Bay, at the foot of towering slopes protecting the town and also ensuring a mild Mediterranean climate, Rabac with a tourist capacity of nearly 10,000 beds can justly claim the title of ‘the pearl of Kvarner’.

Wonderful surrounding, lovely pebbly beach, pleasant climate and view of Kvarner Bay all attracted holiday-makers and travel writers as early as the mid-19th century when Rabac was just a small fishing village. Its first hotel, Hotel Quarnero was built in 1889, but in spite of all its advantages at the beginning of the 20th century Rabac could not match the more developed tourist resorts such as Pula-Pola and Poreč in the west or Opatija and Lovran in the east. Although the first larger hotel was opened as late as 1925, today Rabac is a developed tourist resort with about 15 hotels and apartment villages and several campsites. Its leading tourist companies are Riviera Adria and Maslinica.

Apart from its rich catering, sports and entertainment offer, Rabac offers numerous excursion possibilities especially to the Istrian interior with numerous agritouristic complexes.

And just above Rabac, nestling on the top of the hill at a height of 320 m above sea level lies the old mining town of Labin. Today, when the mines have been closed down, this town, where all historical sights become true historical gems, presents itself in a new guise. An increasing number of galleries, bars, studios, modern and famous multicultural center as the crossroads of the young generation, have all found their ideal location right here in Labin, which all adds to the tourist offer of Rabac.


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

  • Best Beach Holiday Destination 2013

  • Istria Top Summer Food Destination 2013

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.