On the hill above Rabac lies the old town of Labin. This town so charmingly combines a wealth of architectural and historical monuments with modern life. During a tour around town, make sure to visit the Memorial collection of Matija Vlačić Ilirik, a well-known reformer and collaborator of Martin Luther who was born in Labin, art ateliers, the City Museum, where you can see a model of the mine which is unique in Europe, and other ethnological and archaeological collections. Do you want to take home a special photo from your trip? We suggest you go to the city Fortress which offers a breathtaking view of Labin, Cres and Rabar. After walking around town, be sure to visit one of the pubs where you just might make new friends or make a business deal.
The National Museum of this old mining town will present to you its greatest symbols. In the museum you can walk through the mines of the past, where you will experience a fragment of the past. If you wish to get to know the Labin tradition in detail, take a walk through its streets because you will find it there. Top sights and attractions that we recommend you to visit are: Virgin Mary Church, The Bell Tower of St. Justa, Lazzarini Palace, The Labin City Gallery.
Local cafes and bars are responsible for the Labin nightlife, featuring a wide range of drinks and music of various genres. In the same bars, various summer events are held where you can spend a pleasant evening.
Labin, with dishes made from fresh seafood and fish, boasts on the noodle pasta that is traditional for the entire Istrian region. Also, there you can taste a variety of delicacies such as fritters.
Climate in Labin is Mediterranean, with an average winter temperature of 6°C, and the summer average of 24°C.
Labin 52220, Istria
45.085981, 014.124158 (45°05’09.5″N, 014°07’27.0″E)
Town hall: 00385 (0)52 866 800
Prices in Labin
35 HRK (4.6 EUR)
30 HRK (4 EUR)
5 HRK ( 0.65 EUR)
6.5 HRK (0.85 EUR)
25 HRK (3.3 EUR)
7 HRK (0.90 EUR)
90 HRK (12.10 EUR)
25 HRK (3.30 EUR)
40 HRK (5.20 EUR)
7 HRK (0.9 EUR)
13 HRK (1.7 EUR)
12 HRK (1.6 EUR)
|2 person hotel
700 HRK (90 EUR)
|2 person apartment
450 HRK (60EUR)
|1 person hostel
|Generally||Flat 50 m2
55 000 EUR
4000 HRK (520 EUR)
1000 HRK (130 EUR)
9.50 HRK (1.25 EUR)
8.50 HRK (1.10 EUR)
4 HRK (0.50 EUR)
One of the cheapest cities in Croatia is Labin.
Find the best location for you to stay depending on your needs
We advise you where to find accommodation depending on what type of traveler you are.
For example, if you are more of a nightlife type, then you will find accommodation near popular tourist streets and night clubs, if you prefer a peaceful and quiet vacation, then it is best for you to accommodate near beaches or parks, and if you are a backpacker travelling without a car, then you should settle in the center, where all events and tourist attractions are located.
Look up for the marked locations on the map for accommodation and their distance from important points of interest.
You like going out until late at night, popular tourist streets abounding with people, night clubs and similar activities? Then accommodate in the center of events and don’t waste too much time on traveling.
You had enough of business stress and you went on vacation to relax far away from the everyday hustle? For you it is best to settle right next to a beach, park or in the old city center where at the evening you will visit popular sights after enjoying on the beach.
You are always willing to spend time with people, because of which you travel in a unique way so you could meet the local people and make new acquaintances. If you travel without a car and have a limited budget, we recommend you a favorable accommodation in the city centre so that everything is at hand’s reach.
Scams in Labin
During your stay in Labin, you do not have to be afraid of frauds and theft, because Croatia is a safe country, and you will be safe in it. You will rarely see a thief or a criminal running from the police in the street because they are almost no such occurrences. Also, as far as the retailers in Croatia, people are very friendly, sometimes they are even willing to negotiate the price, but they will definitely not try to trick you.
The only thing you should be careful about is when you are driving with a taxi make sure that the taxi driver turns on the taximeter, because they are obliged to do that but sometimes they “forget” and charge you more then they should.
Croatia boasts on numerous private taxis who are always there for you. In some cities, from your accommodation place to your destination it will take you 20kn/5 km, which is more than affordable. The friendly staff will show you a place where something is, explain where you can find something or simply answer your questions.
The entire Croatia has a highly developed and modern bus transportation. Affordable, friendly staff, comfortable seats and wifi in some. Simply enough for a pleasant journey.
If you wish to afford a solid holiday in Croatia, here are a few tips. Please note that prices are different in different parts of the country, but the difference is not that big. For a single person’s seven days’ stay in Labin it takes about 900 HRK (120 EUR) for accommodation, 400 HRK (50 EUR) for food, 350 kuna (45 EUR) for pocket money and a few souvenirs.
Croatia has a very good knowledge of foreign languages. The Croats skillfully communicate mostly in English, then in German, Italian, and French, Spanish, Hungarian and other languages known to a smaller number of people.
In terms of religion, Croatia provides its citizens with freedom of choice. However, the largest number of believers belong to Catholicism, Orthodox and evangelical religion, then to Islam and Protestantism. But there is also a certain percentage of people referred to as atheists or members of other religious communities.
In Croatia there are type C, E and F outlets, so if you do not have an appropriate cable, we recommend that you take the appropriate adapter with you. The voltage in the country is 220, 240V.
The currency used in Croatia is kuna (HRK). In order to have an idea of the value of the kuna, here is a couple of examples of it’s value: 1 EUR (7.50 HRK), 1 USD (6.80 HRK), 1 CHF (6.80 HRK) 100 JPY (6.10 HRK), 1 CNY (1 HRK).
Phone – SIM card
SIM card – pay as you go that are mostly used in Croatia are Bon-Bon, Tele2, Tomato. Prices for calls within the Croatia are quite affordable and you do not have to expect high costs. If you phone home, the price of outgoing calls to the Member States of the European Union amounts is 4.50 HRK (0.60 EUR)/min, and the price of the message is 0.99 HRK (0.13 EUR).