Welcome to Labin & Rabac
Below is a charmless new town that sprouted as a result of the coal-mining industry. Labin was the mining capital of Istria until the 1970s, its hill mined so extensively that the town began to collapse. Mining stopped in 1999, the necessary repairs were undertaken and the town surfaced with a new sense of itself as a tourist destination.
Labin's coastal resort is Rabac, a former fishing village 5km to the southeast hugging a shallow cove hemmed with beautiful pebble beaches. An ever-expanding array of ritzy resort-style hotels is a reflection of its increasing popularity, especially with German-speaking tourists.