Rastoke
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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About
A watermill village situated where the blue-green waters of river Slunjcica flows into the Korana river. Most of the houses were built at the end of the 19th and the beginning o-f 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 Slunjcica, 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" ("rastocen") terrain, a place where the waters of river Slunjcica 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. 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. Although people were forced to move away, the nature always stayed and defied the odds with its distinctiveness. Because of its extraordinary natural beauties and historical tradition, in 1962 the Rastoke village fell under the protection of the State Directorate for cultural and historical heritage. During the Homeland War in the 1990's, the village was completely destroyed. It was renovated with the help of Croatian Ministry of Development and Reconstruction. Today, there are about 30 households in Rastoke, and their wish is to renew the water mills and start running businesses. The prerequisites to do that were met last year, when the sewage system was built in Rastoke. Most of the households started renting out rooms for tourists. The fear of the future when it comes to their businesses is increasing, because the old road Karlovac-Slunj-Plitvice is not as interesting to the tourists now that the motorway was built. This problem could be dealt with earlier, and today can be evaded by organized accomodation. This is exactly what prompted the Holjevac family, who already owned an estate in the centre of the village, to bulid a small complex of tourist facilities, and to offer those to domestic and foreign tourists. The family company Slovin Unique - Rastoke d.o.o. was founded in 1997, and is the legal bearer of all the services the company offers. With their own knowledge, hard work and strong will, and with the loan taken from Croatian Postal Bank, the family turned the old hayloft into a cosy catering facility. Today, the company has an elaborate vision of future activities.
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice picturesque spot that wasn't signed very well.
    It was a little hard to find as it wasn't signed very well. There is limited parking around and there was some parking over the other side of the road, with paths down to it. You can sort of see it from the road and the bridge goes right over the top of it. It was however a very picturesque little spot where two rivers meet, one being the Korana, forming waterfalls with a little community built right upon it. The water color is an amazing aqua. The water intertwines through the little community and has some amazing photo opportunities with some great angles. The little village was closed for access but there was enough areas where you could walk around and look at it. It was little rainy on the day we went but was still well worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Sherrie D
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming town
    Charming town with waterfalls throughout. We stopped here on our way to Plitvice. Nice town to wander around a bit and check out the waterfalls. We went to the museum/tourist center in the middle of town (12 euro to get in) and went down into the little cave canyon area. Nice place to take a break for lunch or a coffee before you travel on. Easy 1-2 hour stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Cruiser613242
    Australia182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pay car parking with coins or sms. Pay for ticket entry with card.
    Very pretty town with houses nestled amongst the waterfalls. Parking is 2 euro for an hour which was more than enough for us to walk a loop around the town. Paid 3 euro each to enter the ticket gates (not the prettiest part of town but allows you to complete a single loop, rather than walk a 3/4 loop then have to turn back and really the same 3/4 loop to get back to the car. Car parking was coins or SMS (if you have a Croatian Sim) . The tickets to enter the gates was card only.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • mrc282
    World8,898 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    gorgeous village dotted with waterfalls
    this place is worth 1 hour of your time. it is located 30 min before plitvice lakes national park, if coming from zagreb. there are two rivers that form a number of waterfalls onsite. there is a paid entry for part of the village walk. not sure why but you can avoid paying if you are willing to double back and walk the u-shape. otherwise just pay the 3 euros so that you can complete the loop in a 360 deg manner.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 March 2024
  • Heidi Y
    Rotthalmunster, Germany167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fairy garden must go!
    It was a cloudy day. My husband chose to go there. When we arrived there, then figured out it is a tourist town actually. But most of tourists just stop there and take pictures then leave. It is so sad. Because we founded out there is a fairy garden. It costs only 6€ for adult. Kids are for free. Inside the garden is so beautiful. My daughter even founded her fairy “Zora”. My little son also had fun. (18 months)
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 May 2024
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Rastoke is a village with many watermills, that still lives in harmony with nature. This is the place where the Slunjčica river spills in the Korana river and creates beautiful waterfalls, cascades and lakes. The nature is enchanting, untouched and provides an extremely beautiful place to relax and enjoy. Small waterfalls and cascades are breathtaking, and with the blue-green color of the water they make for an unforgettable atmosphere. There are several small restaurants and cafes. We had coffee at a small place that was located on the top of a waterfall. It is stunning.
Written 22 April 2020
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Sherrie D
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Charming town with waterfalls throughout. We stopped here on our way to Plitvice. Nice town to wander around a bit and check out the waterfalls. We went to the museum/tourist center in the middle of town (12 euro to get in) and went down into the little cave canyon area. Nice place to take a break for lunch or a coffee before you travel on. Easy 1-2 hour stop.
Written 18 August 2023
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vjgoobee
Santa Clara, CA160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a must see town if driving between the Piltvice Park and Zagreb. Go early in the morning with gentle sun and mist for the best vibe. Took me 1 hour to walk a full circle along river and town.

Must prepare coins for the parking meter and toilet. Parking was Kn 15 for an hour, and the meter won't take less than Kn 15.

Public toilet was Kn 3 per person with no change.
Written 5 October 2022
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mrChris96
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This place is the most beautiful thing we saw during our whole stay in Croatia. We did not really expect it to be so awesome. Make sure to visit the city beach just beneath the Rastoke area where you can have a nice swimm and spend a day there!
Written 12 August 2020
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Spmmik53
Purley, UK644 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A short stop in Rastoke/Slunj is essential if you want to take in the full splendour of the waterways and waterfalls in this area of Central Croatia.
I was stunned by the number of waterfalls that cascade into the Koruna River below. You can see the majority of these from the pathway which boarders the main D1 road - it costs you nothing other than the fee for parking your car.
If you have time, then a visit into the small town of Rastoke is also recommended. Here you will find the myriad of waterways and small streams that feed the waterfalls and numerous cascades.
Absolutely magical and a great introduction to the splendid waterfalls of the Plitvice National park.
Written 22 October 2022
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NWtraveller_77
Seattle, WA356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Charming village and well worth the stop in the way to Platvice from Zagreb. It’s like something out of a fairy tale with houses built along a cascading river with waterfalls falling back into the gorge below. Stopped for lunch and a hike. Only challenge was parking. It is also built into a very steep hill and requires a little stamina to explore. Worth the effort.
Written 23 May 2022
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Cruiser613242
Australia182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very pretty town with houses nestled amongst the waterfalls. Parking is 2 euro for an hour which was more than enough for us to walk a loop around the town. Paid 3 euro each to enter the ticket gates (not the prettiest part of town but allows you to complete a single loop, rather than walk a 3/4 loop then have to turn back and really the same 3/4 loop to get back to the car. Car parking was coins or SMS (if you have a Croatian Sim) . The tickets to enter the gates was card only.
Written 5 September 2023
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Heidi Y
Rotthalmunster, Germany167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It was a cloudy day. My husband chose to go there. When we arrived there, then figured out it is a tourist town actually. But most of tourists just stop there and take pictures then leave. It is so sad. Because we founded out there is a fairy garden. It costs only 6€ for adult. Kids are for free. Inside the garden is so beautiful. My daughter even founded her fairy “Zora”. My little son also had fun. (18 months)
Written 28 May 2024
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It was a little hard to find as it wasn't signed very well. There is limited parking around and there was some parking over the other side of the road, with paths down to it. You can sort of see it from the road and the bridge goes right over the top of it. It was however a very picturesque little spot where two rivers meet, one being the Korana, forming waterfalls with a little community built right upon it. The water color is an amazing aqua. The water intertwines through the little community and has some amazing photo opportunities with some great angles. The little village was closed for access but there was enough areas where you could walk around and look at it. It was little rainy on the day we went but was still well worth a visit.
Written 27 July 2023
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mrc282
World8,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
this place is worth 1 hour of your time. it is located 30 min before plitvice lakes national park, if coming from zagreb. there are two rivers that form a number of waterfalls onsite.

there is a paid entry for part of the village walk. not sure why but you can avoid paying if you are willing to double back and walk the u-shape. otherwise just pay the 3 euros so that you can complete the loop in a 360 deg manner.
Written 27 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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