|m2||Persons||01.06. - 30.06.
01.09. - 30.09
|01.07. - 31.08.||Rest of Year|
|Room||-||4 persons||50 EUR/night||50 EUR/night||On request|
|Apartment||-||5 + 1 persons||65 EUR/night||65 EUR/night||On request|
Parking: YES | Grill: YES | Terrace: YES | Internet: YES | SAT-TV: YES | Heating: YES | Air condition: NO | Pets: NO
The accommodation´s tax is included in the prices.
Advance payment: On request.
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The town of Slunj is rich in beautiful scenery and pristine nature, which provides many opportunities of relaxation and various activities for the tourists. Travellers and visitors have always been attracted by the beauty of this area.
The Korana river provides many opportunities for rest. In summer it is a paradise for swimmers. Not only locals but also visitors, tourists and passers-by seek refreshment in its waters and after they find it, they continue their journey to the seaside or the Plitvice Lakes. Apart from swimming, the Korana is an ideal place for kayaking and canoeing being surrounded by beautiful green forests as well as a perfect place for fishermen since it is rich in fish (pike, chub, sneep, pomfret, tench). The Slunjčica river on the other hand is cold and clean and rich in first-class domestic trout. It is one of few rivers where one can drink its water directly from its course even in today’s modern time.
A special attraction in Slunj is Rastoke, a watermill village which was, due to its natural ethnographic and constructional significance, placed under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage according to the Nature Protection Act, and listed as a rural entity in the immovable cultural heritage register. Rastoke was created in a play of nature where blue-green waters of the Slunjčica river poured over travertine rocks into the Korana river thus creating a multitude of waterfalls, rapids, small lakes and cascades. More than three hundred years ago a village with watermills, stamp mills, rotating barrels and terraces above water emerged among cliffs and islets, thus creating a perfect harmony between man and nature which can be experienced in Rastoke to this day.
After seeing Rastoke many visitors refer to them as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”, but Rastoke are much more than that, not only a natural phenomenon but also a place where families have lived for hundreds of years in harmony with nature.
Mills called “žličare” (spoon mills), which are typical of hilly and mountainous regions of green karst, have always been built in Rastoke. Spoon mills can only be built on the edges of the land where the necessary downward water fall is about three to five meters with an inclination of the wooden slope for the water supply of at least 35 degrees.
While paddle mills are powered by the water weight and the volume flow, spoon mills are driven by the right amount of water which hits the spoons and thus moves the vertical spindle connected with the millstone. The mills in Rastoke were constructed on travertine surface. The lower part of the mills was usually made of tufa, and partly of other types of stone specific for this area. Certain parts of the mills are erected on oak columns or horse chestnut pillars, which further solidify in water. Wooden mills were built on the limestone foundations and wooden poles – oak and chestnut timber was brought from the lowland regions of Kordun, whereas beech, fir and pine timber from the mountainous regions of Velika Kapela and the PlitviceLakes, where there were many sawmills.
The oldest mill in the watermill village Rastoke was built in the 17th century, whereas most mills were constructed in the 19th and the early 20th century. When Rastoke was registered as a rural entity in 1962 there were 22 mills, 4 stamp mills, 7 barrels for washing wool blankets and 28 houses with related facilities. Grain was ground in the mills and cloth and wool was washed in the barrels below the waterfalls. Rastoke is also known for the terraces built above the water, the so-called “ganjci”. Due to its unique architectural heritage and ethnographical and historical value Rastoke was declared a cultural monument in 1969.