The picturesque medieval town of Labin is situated on the hill that dominates this part of Kvarner Bay, which faces the mysterious island of Cres.
Old Town’s narrow streets hosts plenty of art galleries and cafes, and at the Town Museum you can walk through an impressive replica of a coal mine tunnel. Mining was the activity that marked this part of Istria for centuries, and Shaft Headgear still dominates the modern part of town. As administrative center of this part of the peninsula, Labin offers all the services a main city has, including a farmer’s market and numerous other shopping options. The hilly surroundings of Labin are ideal for cycling and trekking.
The seaside resort town of Rabac is just 3km away, and is linked to Labin by both a modern road and a trekking path through authentic Mediterranean landscape which includes even a small waterfall and lake.
Just a small fisherman’s village in the past, Rabac was the place where the tourism started in this area, and is now known as the Pearl of Kvarner Bay.
Famous for the seafront promenade, beautiful beaches and limpid sea certified by Blue Flag, Rabac is the area’s epicenter of the vibrant nightlife during the summer months.
Tennis, diving, sailing and sea kayaking are only some of the activities that can be experienced here. However, stroll down the coast to Ravni, a spot with perfect wind, in order to enjoy windsurfing.
For a more relaxing and contemplative experience of the Adriatic sea, one should focus on the Rasa Bay side of the coast.
Trget is a small and authentic fishermen village where you can enjoy a timeless atmosphere from one of the local tavernas’ terraces. The nearby camping site in Tunarica is the perfect places to sunbathe or relax in the shadow of pine trees.