With its thick forests and mountainous terrain, Gorski Kotar marvels its visitors with untouched natural beauty and fascinating landscapes. As a part of Primorsko-Goranska County, it literally divides Croatian territory to its continental north and coastal south, taking the best from both worlds.
Probably the most popular feature of Gorski Kotar is Risnjak massif, a beautiful natural park which will provide both leisure and challenge to avid mountaineers with its numerous educational routes and high peaks. Another point of interest is Zeleni Vir water source, a site which will –thanks to its mystic beauty- literally trigger one’s belief in fables. Gorski Kotar is also known for Kamacnik canyon, Lokvarka cave and outdoor areas next to rivers Kupa, Dobra and Cabranka. If you wish to have a picnic with lovely scenery, lakes of Lokvarsko, Bajer, Lepenice and Potkos won’t disappoint your expectations. Finally, Gorski Kotar has a strong cultural identity due to a large number of old castles, which belonged to influential Croatian nobleman families of Zrinski and Frankopani. The region also features several villages with old architecture, such as Delaci, Perzid and Colnari. Some of the estates in these settlements are also under Croatian state protection, due to their ethnographic value.
Discover Gorski Kotar and witness that Croatia has much more to offer than sun, sea and beach parties!
The popular symbol of Croatia, Lakes of Plitvice National Park are probably among the most wonderful natural sceneries in the world. Resembling a site from a fable or a fantasy novel, this destination evokes awe in every visitor, both local and foreign.
The crisp streams and high waterfalls, coupled with fascinating pools of blue-green lakes leave a lasting impression on every visitor. Plitvice can be a unique spot for an excursion, especially for a family visit. All guests are invited to tour the scenery with local electrical vessels, which will bring the experience to the whole new level.
In addition to the promenades of park itself, Plitvice is a site of history, science and numerous hospitality services.
A historic center, old part of the town of Slunj, somewhat an introduction to Plitvice Lakes: beautiful waterfalls, cascades and azure green pools of the river Slunjčica which flows into Korana at this place, often being referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”. Mills and houses in Rastoke make you think you’ve taken a step back in time or were shifted to some fairytale land. When here, you must try the particularly tasty bread made of freshly grinded corn (a combination of maize, barley, wheat, rye and millet) from a mill driven by water power. The local restaurants offer fresh trouts from the Slunjčica river and other typical specialties such as roast pork or lamb. You can enjoy many activities in this region, such as swimming, rafting, fishing, biking, hiking, riding, or you can visit limestone Caves of Barać (Baraćeve špilje) near Rakovica.