Rabac is situated in Kvarner bay on the eastern Coast of Istrian Penisula, 40km away from Pula and only 5 from Labin. It is known as the pearl of Kvarner. The wonderful nature, the beautiful beaches and pleasant the climate, has attracted tourists since the 19th century when Rabac was just a small fishing village. Besides the activities inside of the town, agencies in Rabac offers a Varity of excursions especially the glass boats which sails close to island Cres, are very interesting. Just above Rabac, on the hill top, there is the old mining town Labin. Now when the mines are closed, the town is full of historical sights, which makes it a place one should visit, the beautiful old town part has many beautiful old building, with galleries, bars, studios.
Accommodation in Rabac:
Rabac, just like all the other tourists towns, is full with all kinds of accommodation. During summer months the population of the town grows with a factor 10, lost of people stay in Camping Oliva and the 3 hotels in the Maslina resort. On the hills the city is cascading down to the water, here there is plenty of private apartments available, all of them are offering an excellent view and a bit of exercise. For those who prefer swimming pool it is possible for a smaller fee, to by access to the large pool in the Maslina resort.
Things to see – Sights in Rabac:
Porta Sanfior – the town’s main port St Flora from 1589. Above, there’s a Labin emblem and the lion Serenissime.
Baroque palace – the palace of family Battiala-Lazzarini has been transformed into national museum.
Church of birth of Virgin Mary – it was built in 1336 and renovated a few times, the last time was in 1993. In the front, there is Venetian lion with a ball in its mouth as a symbol of Venetian power in Labin. Also, there, there is a baroque statue of Senator Antonia Bollanie, the warrior against Turks.
Loža – built in 1550. In the history that was the place of public life, court place and on Sunday’s amusement place.
There are also a few museums and galleries in Rabac. Be sure to visit at least National Museum.
Where to eat in the city:
When you follow the promenade which stretches along the bay, you will get find numerous restaurants, offering typical Mediterranean dishes. It you want to have special meal (not expensive) you should order table at restaurant Capitano.
On the way back from the city centre, a bit after you pass the post office, you can find a very nice wine cellar on the hill, here the offer Istrian wine from wooden barrels. Have a seat out side and enjoy the excellent wine, while listening to the live music which is normally played in the evening.