The medieval town of Labin is situated on the hill above Rabac. Its old name of Albona was first mentioned in 285 AD. The birthplace of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, the reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther, it is a cultural and administrative center today. The rich cultural and architectural heritage of Labin is enlivened by number of art ateliers and by the bustling youth gathering in the coffee bars scattered around the old town. The Sculpture Park in nearby Dubrova features over 70 forma viva stone sculptures.
After a walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, pay a visit to the Town Museum with its archaeological and unique in this part of Europe, a miniature coal mine. Have a look at the Memorial collection of Matthias Flacius Illyricus, peek into the art ateliers, enjoy the view of Rabac and Cres island from the Fortica or pop into the small, elegant shops and take refreshments on one of the terraces of the local coffee bars.
In the Labin area you will find a selection of apartments and privat houses, while the hotels are located in the tourist resort Rabac.
Nearby Labin are located Krsan, Nedescina, Plomin an Pican. Kršan can rightly take pride in its rich cultural and historical heritage which in some places dates back to the 11th century.
You will sense beauty and variety whether you start your visit with Kršan’s Kaštel municipality where the Istarski Razvod (Istrian Book of Boundaries) was found; Plomin’s chapel of St. George that treasures the oldest known Glagolitic inscription – the Plomin inscription; the western slopes of Učka and Kožljak castle; the Romanesque church of St. Quirin with its fresco dating back to the 15th century with a detailed depiction of the Adoration of the Magi by Albert, a famous painter; Čepić, a town having the same name as its lake which becomes dessicated and turns into cultivable fields; or Potpićan which is the youngest settlement in Istria.