Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rabac, Croatia

It is one of the most popular places in Istria. The biggest attraction of this place is beyond doubt the fact that at the top of a hill above Rabac, three kilometres from the sea there is an old town Labin. First colonies here were established about 4000 years ago. Rabac was a small fishermen village to the middle of the last century. In 1876 an English writer and traveller Richard Francis Burton made Rabac famous with his book „The Seaboard of Istria". The first hotel Quarnaro was built here in 1889. After some time Rabac was called “The Pearl of the Kvarner Bay”.


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