Rastoke Slunj

Rastoke Slunj

Experience this suburb of Slunj (near the town of Slunj), a picturesque village situated about 100 km from Zagreb along the main road D1 Karlovac - Plitvice Lakes.

The very name tells us that something is tearing up, and that is the river Slunjcica which over travertine rocks flows into river Korana, while through Rastoke creating many small lakes, rapids and waterfalls of which the most famous are Buk Hrvoje and Fairy hair, and holes rastockim travertine live and otters that have returned after a long absence in large numbers.

Travertine is a porous limestone that forms on the foot of the falls the river, and is an excellent building material. Experience this lobby lakes and are therefore called small Plitvice. From Plitvice lakes themselves are about 33 km, but with them insufficiently functionally related.

Waterfalls Slunjèica, at the same time with this unique, long have known for its traffic isolation, and not interested in any of the Turkish invaders during the Military Frontier. Rastoke tell us about the symbiosis of nature's fantastic creations and human technical achievements dating for centuries, and there is a so-called mills - millers. This is the first time that the primitive machines were not powered by human or animal power, and were built so that the words used by a number of millstones for various types of milling, and with them we find the so called baskets which served for rinsing of woolen items and clothes washing, so that they can be called the first washing.

The first watermill dates from the 17th century, and is assumed earlier, while the largest number of dwellings built in the late 19th century. And early 20th century and made of wood and travertine. Many waterfalls are named after the owners of the mills. Back in 1860, linguist and travel writer Adolf Veber Rastoke described as indescribable sweetness of the scene and calls travelers to come, see and admire, and one of the waterfalls is described as enormous tile with a large floral pattern, while others called huge roman Fontana di trevi by Croatian cut.

Because of this compliance architectural, historical and ethnographic heritage Experience this 1969 uvretne in the Register of immovable cultural monuments at the Regional Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments in Zagreb. Today, the tourist activity Rastoka revived so that we find the possibility of accommodation, visits to mills, restaurants, art colony in June, car-camp, and another, and Slunjcica abundant first-class indigenous trout and will be at a local restaurant serving freshly caught from the rapids. It is famous and delicious rastockim domestic unleavened bread, which is made from several types of grain and has a high nutritional value


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