Departure from Zagreb after your breakfast you will drive through Karlovac and Slunj to Plitvice Lakes National Park. On entering the Slunj stop at Rastoke – end which is also called “small Plitvice” as well as an introduction to the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. The tour of the water pearls Croatian with a local guide who will tell you the “rastočkim fairytale”.
Visit the picturesque watermill village of Rastoke, is sometimes known as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice” or “Little Plitvice” and is connected to the Plitvice Lakes by the Korana river and known for the Slunjčica river, which flows into the river Korana at Rastoke. At Rastoke, similar natural phenomena are occurring as at the Plitvice Lakes. Rastoke is a place of autochthonous ecologic and ethnographic significance due to its symbiosis of natural and civilizational features. The town of Slunj emerged around Rastoke and the branching of the Slunjčica and Korana rivers. The watermills erected at this place largely contributed to the economic development of Slunj as the center of the region of Kordun. The mills of Rastoke Rastoke is known for its water-powered mechanical mills, many waterfalls carry the names of the mill owners and counted up to 22 mills. The first mill dates back to the 17th century which the ground parts of the houses are made out of travertine, while the higher parts consist of wood. The roofs are made by shingle or tiles. Every mill had two or three, some even more millstones. Most millstones were used for grinding so called “black corn”. This term then comprised the following sorts: maize, rye, barley, millet and oat. The best stones have been used for grinding so called “white corn” or wheat. The milling profession lasted for a lifetime and was passed on in families for centuries. The abandonment of this profession only happened in cases of severe disputes and used to be regarded as a great shame. Except for grinding, water power has also been used for the pounding or finalizing of woolen cloths. These cloths have once been regarded as most important clothing materials. In former times, at Rastoke a traditional form of washing machine has been used for washing clothes. The people of Rastoke used the same technological principle of today’s washing machines: The clothes were washed in a rotating barrel with holes that was geared by the water flow.
Drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival follows a tour of Croatian national heritage, which, in the opinion of Unesco and the highest category of monuments of nature. You will enjoy the beauty of Lower and Upper Lakes, spend the electrically across the lake Kozjak and ride the tourist train.
After free time for a walk around the lake or lunch.
Only two hours drive from the capital, crowds, traffic and concrete buildings on all sides, is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Our pride in the form of natural beauty that you its spectacular staging guarantee the seizure of breath.
Back in 1949, declared a national park, and then they were and UNESCO on its World Heritage List occupying one of the first places.
Plitvice Lakes consist of 16 lakes, 12 upper and 4 lower lakes. The specificity of the matter is that the upper surface of the lake and the depth is greater than the lower, which are shallow, built on a limestone base.
On the way to the upper lake you will see the largest waterfall in Croatia, a large waterfall, 78m high even resulting collapse of the stream Plitvice down the cliff. The first and also the largest lake that you will see is, shallots, deep as 47 meters and the depth of the second largest, Proscansko even 10 meters below.
In any case, the walk is this that you remember while you are alive, because look at the turquoise water of lakes and the contrast with the stone and greenery around them, not be forgotten easily. Beside the lakes and water story, Plitvice are also known for its rich, green forests they live in the three largest European predators – the brown bear, lynx and wolf.
Plitvice – National Park stunning natural beauty with a visit to Rastoke.
Price: at request
INCLUDES: Transfer from your hotel or apartment. Day trip with transport. Tour guide.
EXCLUDES: Insurance. Ticket.
OPTIONAL: Stop for lunch/dinner at a local restaurant.
NOTE: Book minimum of three months earlier before visiting.