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Rastoke:  Visit the picturesque croatian paradise

Rastoke is a picturesque croatian village located in the municipality of Slunj in the central part of Croatia. is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, and is renowned for its unique and stunning landscape. Rastoke is a combination of two Croatian words, ‘rast’, which means ‘rapids’, and ‘oke’ which means ‘mini-waterfalls’. This describes the beautiful landscape of the village, which is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Slunjčica and Korana. The village is situated on a series of small islands and islets, where the two rivers form a number of small waterfalls, rapids and cascades.


Main attractions

The main attraction of Rastoke is its natural beauty and stunning scenery, with the two rivers and their numerous small waterfalls providing a spectacular backdrop. The two rivers have created many small islands and islets, which are surrounded by lush vegetation and trees. The village is also home to a number of historical buildings and monuments, including the Old Watermill, which dates back to the 19th century.

The village is a popular destination for tourists due to its picturesque location, and it can be visited year-round. During the summer months, tourists can enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer in the area, such as swimming, fishing and kayaking. In the winter, the landscape is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered mountains and frozen rivers.

Rastoke Village

Rastoke is also home to a number of traditional cultural festivals, such as the Rastoke Water Festival in May and the Rastoke Summer Festival in August, which are both popular with locals and tourists alike. The village also hosts a number of concerts, art exhibitions and theatrical performances throughout the year.

The Water Festival celebrates the beauty of its unique natural setting, which is home to cascading waterfalls, winding rapids, and picturesque mills. The festival attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to take part in the festivities, including concerts, workshops, exhibitions, and a variety of activities.


The festival kicks off with a procession of traditional boats floating down the Korana River, accompanied by the sounds of traditional music. This is followed by a number of workshops and talks, which focus on topics such as ecology, sustainability, and local culture. The main event of the festival is the traditional boat race, which sees participants paddle their way down the Korana River towards the finish line. Other activities include kayaking, swimming, and fishing.

What to do when here?

For those looking to relax and unwind, Rastoke is the perfect destination. There are plenty of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to family-run guesthouses and traditional Croatian-style apartments. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes in the village, serving up traditional Croatian dishes, as well as international cuisine.

Rastoke is a unique and beautiful village located in the heart of Croatia and is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to explore the country. With its stunning scenery, historical buildings and cultural festivals, Rastoke is sure to captivate and enthrall all its visitors.

Korana river

Some of the activities you could persue: boating on Slunjčica River, hiking and cycling, kayaking, fishing, exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, visiting the Watermills, swimming in the rapids, touring the Town of Slunj, visiting the Ethno Village Rastoke or shopping in the Street Markets.

Best restaurants you should visit in Rastoke

  1. Konoba Šoka
  2. Restaurant Vodenica
  3. Restaurant Mlin
  4. Taverna Rastoke
  5. Konoba Zaratino
  6. Restaurant Vranac
  7. Restaurant Plitvica
  8. Restaurant Kupa
  9. Restaurant Kod Šešira
  10. Pizzeria Casa Rastoke

A visit to Rastoke is certainly a great idea for all lovers of pure nature and waterfalls. This is a place where you will enjoy the most beautiful view, top quality food and be able to choose between accommodation of different categories. A great advantage of visiting Rastoke is certainly the proximity of the Plitvice Lakes. When you’ve already stayed near them – why not visit them too? You can contact our team for all the details!

Your CTC Team, A .M.

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