Lying on a bay along the eastern coast of Istria, Rabac is a typical Croatian seaside resort, with beautiful beaches and coves lining the coast to the delight of tourists.
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Rabac remained a small fishing village 5 km from Labin, a former mining town and today one of Istria’s main administrative centres. Tourism began to develop from the 1960s onwards, with exponential growth in the last decade.
Chic hotels have joined the villas and campsites and today Rabac fears no comparison with other more famous Istrian resorts. The ingredients of the recipe for success in Croatia are all there: beautiful sea, excellent services, good value for money. Oh, of course: there are also delicious little restaurants serving fresh fish!
Rabac is a typical seaside resort that thrives on tourism: the main attractions in the area are the beautiful beaches. For a break from the sea visit the small town of Labin, situated on a hill just 5 km from Rabac.
Climb to the top of the fortress, of which unfortunately almost nothing remains, to admire a beautiful view of the sea, the island of Cres and the Učka mountains and stroll through a characteristic maze of cobbled streets.
Two beautiful buildings in the centre of Labin are the 16th century loggia and the Church of the Nativity, which dates back to 1100. The local museum, housed in the Baroque 18th century Battiala-Lazzarini palace, exhibits archaeological finds, a collection of musical instruments and a replica of a coal mine, reminding us that this was once the most important economic activity in the area.
Those who do not like lazy holidays will find in Rabac and its surroundings numerous opportunities for sports activities, particularly diving and cycling.
Rabac offers a variety of beaches to suit everyone: sandy beaches, pebble and pebble beaches, concrete terraces, rocky beaches. Many of the area’s beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag, an accolade that recognises the high quality of services.
Among the most beautiful beaches in Rabac are
Rabac’s growing popularity has led to the opening of numerous medium to high-end hotels in recent years, including some particularly luxurious design hotels, so this resort is a little more expensive than other Istrian seaside resorts. However, there is no shortage of cheaper options, including mini-apartments and rooms with private individuals.
If you want to get to Rabac by car, you first have to arrive in Slovenia, then head towards the Požane/Buzet border crossing; from there you can get to Rabac via Lupoglav- Vozlići. The distance from Trieste is about 100 km, from Milan 550 and from Rome 750.
Travelling by plane is not easy because the only airport in Istria is Pula. Travelling by train is also inconvenient because you have to make several changes.
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Rabac is located on the eastern coast of the Istrian peninsula, thus overlooking the Bay of Kvarner. It is situated halfway between Pula and Rijeka.