A town on a water fall, why not?

If your heading to Rastoke’s more famous cousin, Plitvice National Park (pictured above) make a stop at Rastoke. For us, we spent the night there as it is close to the park but far enough away that the prices are reasonable. 

 

Rastoke is a picturesque town right on top o a waterfall. It was purposely built this way to allow mills to operate on the site and take advantage of the water passing through to turn the mills.

 

 

Back in the 17th century there were 22 mills operating in Rastoke. Today there are only 2, preserved for future generations.

 

 

The town has many streams passing through it and numerous paths and bridges to explore.

 

 

More paths, bridges and streams. Oh My!

 

 

We had a nice fish lunch with streams running on either side of us. Although I may not look it, it was delicious!

 

 

We rented a couple rooms in the town from a lady who didn’t speak English. This was the view from one of the rooms, some of the buildings look to be pretty old.

 

 

You can see the major highway on the left hand side. I’m told the area is also home to some excellent swimming, canoeing, rafting, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, riding, and even spelunking. Worth the visit!

 

 

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Shawn Bags Plitvicka Jezera – Trip Bagger · October 9, 2018 at 12:02 am

[…] Before heading to Plitvice we stayed in a small down called Rastoke that is built right on top of a waterfall. In some cases the water goes right though some of the houses. I really should make an album just for this town, it is pretty amazing. Look at that, I did!: Rastoke […]

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