Sveti Martin ( Saint Martin ), a peaceful place, situated above the river Raša canyon ( valley ) is surrounded by a number of small peasant houses in a genuine natur. Outside the Palace there is the St. Martin´s parish church, built in 1907, and the 16th century Madona of Health little ruined church.
The house being immerged in the virgin nature offers other out-of-door activities like bike touring in the surrounding villages with lovely landscape, walking tours to the river Raša valley, wild aromatic herbs or mushrooms gathering. For those who prefer short walks in the healthful air there is a nearby pine- wood beside the palace.
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.
Rabac and the coast
Sveti Martin is 15km away from the sunny pebble beaches of the nearest tourist resort Rabac where you can spend your time in different activities: play tennis or paintball. rent a boat or scooter, play volleyball, take diving lessons, book a boat trip to Cres or just enjoy the sun and beautiful Adriatic sea. Do not miss many good fish restaurants. If you like less crowdy places then we recommend Sveta Marina, Ravni, Tunarica or Trget, small fisherman villages and camping places on the Labin peninsula coast.