Often neglected by much more popular Plitvice lakes, Rastoke is a hidden gem among Croatia’s natural attractions. This watermill village is one of those rare places that will make you want to stay there forever after seeing it.
As the Slunjcica River runs into the Korana River over many travertine barriers, the results are amazing waterfalls, pools, rapids, and cascades. Surrounded by luscious greenery, the sound of nature was never so appealing. To absorb stunning colors of nature, choose autumn for a first visit. Winter is perfect to capture the moment when this place becomes a winter kingdom of icy sculptures. If you are more of a fan of bloomy flower days and pastel colors, spring is ideal to plan your visit. Whatever season you pick, don’t forget to stroll around the watermills, imagining a life locals have while admiring the details of the architecture. Head to one of the great local restaurants serving a trout freshly caught from the river, enjoy spectacular views of the environment or simply take a walk around peaceful heaven of folkloric tradition. Adrenaline junkies won’t leave disappointed because the tourist center of Rastoke offers numerous outdoor activities, including rafting, kayaking, paintball, horseback riding, and trout fishing. It’s up to you to choose a perfect activity!
A beautiful harmony of amazing natural wonders, interesting architecture and ethnographic heritage made Rastoke a popular stopover among adventure lovers and travelers around the world. That’s why it is better to come early and have this fantastic place just for yourself.
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