This villa in Rabac in the region of Istria is an exclusive accommodation for holidays in Croatia. Top quality villa designed in the hacienda style with pool, providing you peace, serenity and exquisite nature of this beautiful vineyard region of Croatia. The villa is designed and decorated in the Mediterranean style, equipped with antique furniture and the amenities and contents such as wine cellar, pool and gym.
The villa is located in probably the most picturesque part of Croatia- the region of Istria. The region of Istria is famous for its vineyards, small villages surrounded by green hills with olive gardens and thick forrests. Explore the region of Istria, search for truffles, organize trips to the beachside and Mediterranean towns on the shores of Istria like: Pula, Rovinj, Poreč and Umag.
This villa is particularly appropriate to those guests who value peace and tranquility above all other holiday features. Book your stay and dive into the nirvana of Istria.
|Distance to the centre||4 km|
|Distance to the sea||6 km|
|Nearest airport||50 km|
|Nearest bank / ATM||1 km|
|Nearest beach||6 km|
|Nearest doctor||4 km|
|Nearest petrol station||1.5 km|
|Nearest shop||1 km|
Rabac is a well known tourist destination on the south-eastern coast of Istria. Due to the series of beautiful pebbly beaches and crystal clear sea it has justly been given the name of the pearl of Istria. It is suitable for all those looking for rest and relaxation alongside a wide range of recreational facilities on the sea and on the land with high quality accommodation in hotels, apartments, private accommodation and camping. Medieval Labin sits on a hill above Rabac, which it is possible to get to via a nice recreational trail.
In the Old Town of Labin visit the town museum whose highlight is the mining exhibition, the folk museum, the baroque palace, and the artist’s studio. Climb up the bell tower that has a magnificent view over the countryside or take a walk to the Fortica viewpoint where it is possible to see Kvarner and Učka. Visit the Sculpture Park at Dubrova beside Labin, - a forma viva in the open with over 80 stone sculptures and the White Road. Then finish your tour in one of the restaurants enjoying some of the excellent local cuisine!
LABIN - 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. Whether to do business or just to have a chat, these are the places where everyone meets.
Labin, a picturesque town situated on a 320 meters high hill and only three kilometers from the seaside, was inhabited already two thousand years B.G. The remnants of Kunci, one of the settlements called the 'castellums', dating from the Bronze Age, can be found in the vicinity of Labin. Its old Illyrian-Celtic name is Albona or Alvona and it was probably founded by Celts in the 4th century B.C. on the ruins of the ancient city. Some historians say it was fortified by the Illyrians in the 11th century B.C. They also say that Albona in the Celtic language means 'a town on the hill' or 'an elevated settlement'.
Titus Livius said that Labin inhabitants were pirates. After the conflicts between the local inhabitants and Romans, which had started in the 3rd century B.C., Istra came under the Romans in 177 B.C. The borderline was the river Rasa. Labin and its surroundings thus became an integral part of Illyrian, the Roman province with a high degree of independence and authority over the nearby settlements. The oldest written document about Labin is a relief from the 3rd century with the insertion 'RES PUBLICA ALBONESSIUM'.