Rabac

Rabac

On the eastern coast of Istria about three kilometres below Labin’s old town-centre lies this former fishing village, where Richard Francis Burton, diplomat, soldier, world traveller, archaeologist and polyglot, was among the first people to promote it for tourism in the 1870s. The first hotel was built there shortly after his visit to Rabac. After World War II, tourism activities took off in the mid 1950s, when visitors from Germany erected the first tents in the area of today’s campsite in the bay of olive groves. This was followed by the construction of hotels, resorts and private accommodation. Today, it is well-known due to its pearly-white sandy beaches and the scent of Mediterranean vegetation. This tourist destination is ideal for families with small children. It is also recommended for foodies. As well as by road, Rabac is linked to Labin by a footpath through, as some claim, the ‘fairy woodland’.