Itineraries

Labin

Where the green hills of the Istrian east meet the sea intertwining the nature and the heritage, there is the artistic haven of Labin and Rabac. The old medieval town of Labin is a birth town of Matija Vlačić, a reformer and an associate of Martin Luther, filled with numerous studios providing its guests a unique feeling of being in art. Having taken a walk along the little streets of the Old Town, visit the Town Museum with its archaeological and ethnological collection and a model of the mine unique in this part of Europe, tour the memorial collection of Matija Vlačić Ilirik, take a peek at artistic studios, enjoy in a magnificent view from the town's Fortica of Rabac, Cres and the Labin area, and go shopping in small, elegant stores. 

Today known as a tourist resort, the mid 19th century Rabac was a small fishing village with some ten house numbers. Its beautiful bay and tame landscape has soon attracted the first tourists. Tourism in Rabac started developing faster in the 1960s, when this small town was given a flattering name of the Pearl of Kvarner due to its natural beauties. The Labin area is not visited today solely by art and natural beauty fans: small Nedešćina is the growing site of increasingly more famous Istrian saffron; Kršan is a traditional venue of the Wild Plants Festival; Rabac is the centre of the most awarded Istrian oil producer, while the entire Labin area is proud of its traditional krafi - boiled or fried ravioli stuffed with a sweet young cow cheese, raisin, sugar, lemon crust and egg filling.

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