• Departure from ZAGREB
  • Excursion duration: 1 day
  • Excursion for 1-7 persons
  • Car rental with driver
  • Opportunity of having a lunch and professional guide organised
  • Distance from Zagreb: 138 km

VALUE MORE : COFFEE BREAK AND RASTOKE TOUR WITH ENTRANCE TICKETS

The Plitvice Lakes, being the most prominent and most visited of all eight national parks in Croatia, is the only one in Croatia, in terms of cultural values, classified in the (UNESCO) World Heritage Listing and has been listed since 1979, amongst the first in the world. Plitvice Lakes are a world pearl of incalculable value. Its specific beauty is a sanctuary for nature lovers and an inspiration for artists, whereas the uniqueness and richness of its nature is an occupation of scientists. Plitvice Lakes consists of 16 beautiful lakes connected by waterfalls of various.

Rastoke

A watermill village situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjčica flows into the Korana river.

Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning o­f the 20th century. Because of its extraordinary natural beauties and historical tradition, in 1962 Rastoke village fell under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage. Many ancient civilizations, as well as contemporary urban environments whitness that the water has always attracted people to come to its banks and settle there.
For thousands of years, the waters of Korana and Slunjčica, and their flora and fauna, fought the laws of nature, and as a result of this struggle in the limestone plateau, a remarkable canyon was carved in for us to take pleasure in.

Seeing this natural phenomenon, this “poured off” (“rastočen”) terrain, a place where the waters of river Slunjčica pour off in several backwaters, leaving behind small elevations which then form watercourses and waterfalls, people built a village and named it RASTOKE. Here, they found everything they needed and stayed here, forever bound with nature.

Rastoke is a village of ambiance value and authentic heritage when it comes to architecture, and according to some records, it was built in the 17th century, possibly even earlier.
Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

Price in euro per person
1 person 203 €
2 persons 129 €
3 persons 101 €
4-7 persons 89 €

Price includes:

  • Driver/companion
  • Toll
  • Fuel
  • Parking
  • Visit Rastoke Village
  • Entrance tickets Rastoke village
  • Coffe break Rastoke village
  • Tickets for the National Park
  • Boat and train ride

The park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. About eight km of pathways and wooden walking trails around lakes are accessible to visitors. Trails are descending from an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level.

The Park is situated at 44°51N 15°37E, 44.85°N 15.62°E, in central Croatia, in the eastern part of the mountainous region of Lika-Seni county. The National Park is also home to 4,000 inhabitants. The local economy is based on tourism and farming.

Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Today, 60 years after its establishment, Plitvice Park continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia's biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during summer. They come to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city.

Short break on Rastoke

A watermill village situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjčica flows into the Korana river.
Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning o­f the 20th century. Because of its extraordinary natural beauties and historical tradition, in 1962 Rastoke village fell under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage. Many ancient civilizations, as well as contemporary urban environments whitness that the water has always attracted people to come to its banks and settle there.
For thousands of years, the waters of Korana and Slunjčica, and their flora and fauna, fought the laws of nature, and as a result of this struggle in the limestone plateau, a remarkable canyon was carved in for us to take pleasure in.

Rastoke is a village of ambiance value and authentic heritage when it comes to architecture, and according to some records, it was built in the 17th century, possibly even earlier.
Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.
People have always lived in Rastoke. Grain from nearby villages was constantly being milled here, and since its location is by the main road – which connects southern and northern part of Croatia – it became the intersection of various buyers, dealers and live stock traders. This rich village constantly suffered war damages and other social-caused troubles that destroyed it and set its development back to the beginning.

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