Rastoke – a picturesque village in a small canyon with waterfalls (up to 12 meters high) and watermills – the historical centre of Slunj town, famous for its small waterfalls and well-preserved watermills.
Sljun town was firstly mentioned in written sources, which belong to 1689; the biggest amount of buildings here were built at the end of 19th century – beginning of 20th century.
Rastoke grown as “district of millers” back in 17th century, and maybe even earlier; it is luckily located on the main road, which connects southern and northern parts of the country. At the times of its maximal development Rastoke had total of 22 mills.
The watermills Rastoke – very often are called “Little Plitvice lakes”.
Rastoke waterfalls are located on the coasts of bluish-green waters of Slunjcia river exactly in a place of its flowing into Korana river, which takes its beginning in Plitvice lakes – one of the most famous parks, officially the UNESCO monument since 1979.
Distance from Rastoke to the National park Plitvice lakes is only 27 km, and it is only 30 minutes of travelling by car.
The Rastoke guests will discover a wonderful symbiosis between the most beautiful nature creatures and the technological achievements of past centuries’ civilizations, when humanity has just started learning how to use powers of nature for their life purposes.
Rastoke attracts by its caves, river canyons and magnificent unforgettable nature views.
In 1962, thanks to its uncommon nature beauty and history, Rastoke got the protection of Public Administration of cultural and historical heritage of Croatia.
Guests, who are interested in history and who want to find out more interesting about the region can rent apartments for rest right on the Rastoke waterfalls.
The region offers numerous diverse entertainments: swimming, canoe rowing, rafting, fishing, hunting, mountain cycling, hiking tours, and of course the visit of popular Baraćeve caves in 27 km away from Rastoke.
Waterfalls & mills Rastoke on map of Croatia: