Thursday, 2 January 2020

Balkan Travel Part 18: [Croatia] Rastoke Village

There is a very charming village in the town of Slunj in Croatia loacted just 33 km from Plitvice National Park. While Plitvice is world renowned and a much sought after tourist destination, Rastoke Village has never been in the limelight and is seldom given a spot in a tight Croatia itinerary. It is a pity as the village is really remarkable with unique traditional houses in a very beautiful and natural setting. You can say it is almost like a paradise village. 
I got to visit Rastoke Village by default as my tour group arrived at Plitvice National Park a little too late and was denied entry. To fill the slot in the itinerary that day, we were taken instead to Rastoke Village and returned to visit Plitvice the next morning. 
What's so nice about Rastoke is its geographical location at the confluence of two rivers, the Korana and SlunjĨica. As the SlunjĨica River hits Rastoke, it begins to branch out into many small streams creating little islands within the village. You can find traditional wooden houses on these islands and connecting them are small bridges. The streams also end up creating over 23 separate waterfalls some of which ultimately pour into the Korana River. With Rastoke practically being engulfed by streams and cascading falls you can imagine how stunning the whole village looks and I was mesmerized indeed.

Below is my photo gallery of this gorgeous village.

I walked one big round till after the sunset, enjoying many glimpses of a bewitching paradise.

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Balkan Travel Pt 1: [ Romania] Bucharest Sightseeing
Balkan Travel Pt 2: [Romania] Bucharest Walking Tour
Balkan Travel Pt 3: [Romania] Peles Castle , Dracula's Castle & Romanian Scenery
Balkan Travel Pt 4: Bulgaria Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 5: [Bulgaria] Sofia Attractions
Balkan Travel Pt 6: [North Macedonia] Skopje A City Of Mutifarious Statues
Balkan Travel Pt 7: [North Macedonia] Memorable Moments In Skopje
Balkan Travel Pt 8: [North Macedonia] Ohrid Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Pt 9: [Albania] Glimpses Of Albania and Its Capital City Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 10: [Albania] Walking Tour Of Tirana
Balkan Travel Pt 11: Montenegro Scenic Drive
Balkan Travel Pt 12: The Charms Of Koto Montenegro
Balkan Travel Pt 13: [Montenegro] The Old Town Of Kotor Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 14: [Croatia] The Charms Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Pt 15: [Croatia] The Old Town Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 16: [Croatia] The Elaphiti Islands Of Dubrovnik
Balkan Travel Part 17: [Croatia] Plitvice National Park Photo Gallery
Balkan Travel Part 18: [Croatia] Rastoke Villagel

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