A medieval hilltop town

A cluster of tightly packed, brightly coloured houses perched on a hilltop near the sea, Rabac is beautiful – the former fishing village is now a popular resort brimming with culture and history. Set on Istria’s wild east, Rabac is one of Croatia’s quietest resorts, which makes it ideal for rambling, swimming and authentic dining experiences. Rabac holidays are all about wonderful landscapes, excellent food and seaside escapes.

The standout attraction is its maze of alleyways where you’ll find traditional restaurants, cute cafés and tiny galleries selling handmade crafts. Rabac has great beach coves, but also offers an abundance of nature trails, including a path to the neighbouring village of Labin. From swimming in the blissfully clear Adriatic and sunbathing on its seductive shore to drinking up the sunset with a cocktail, whatever you’re looking for in a break, holidays to Rabac can deliver.

Your Rabac questions, answered

Eastern Istria is known for its abundance of wild asparagus, truffles and fresh seafood. Look out for Labinski Krafi – a sweet ravioli dessert from the region.

The weather in Rabac is hot in summer and mild in winter, but the town packs in enough culture and scenery to be enjoyed all year round.

Adrenaline junkies and active families love Rabac for its hiking and water sports, but it’s hard for anyone not to fall in love with this resort.

Best things to do in Rabac

Take a hike

Rabac offers plenty of nature trails that rise up over the hilltops, leading to the nearby settlement of Labin and beyond, so make sure you pack your hiking shoes.

Hit the beach

Rabac is blessed with beaches, from windswept coves to giant stretches of shingle where you can savour the cooling sea breeze from beneath the pines.

Enjoy the romance

Rabac is a beautiful town, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is by walking its meandering streets at sunset, gelato in hand.