"SLUNJ IS QUITE A SURPRISE!" Top 5 Page for this destination Slunj by balhannah
Slunj Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 195 photos
The town of Slunj, situated on the river Slunjcica, has an old fortified town dating back to the year 1323, unique nature with beautiful places such as Rastoke. It is believed Slunj was bulit by the Croatian king Zvonimir, but its name is mentioned already during the early feudal system in the 12th century.
THE LEGEND OF THE FAIRIES
So, let me tell you about the legend of the fairies in Rastoke, that is as old as the village itself ....
These Croatian fairies got up to a little mischief when the Millers were sitting around at night..
After the Millers had finished their work, they left their Horses beside the Mill to rest at night until needed at dawn. Un-beknown to them, they were stolen by the Fairies and returned in the morning before being missed.
When the Millers saw the Horses, they couldn't understand why the horses were short of breath, tired, and their mane was braided!
The Fairies would do their laundry in Slunjcica River, and then they would dance around and play, calling the millers to join them...
And so it goes they still gather today, and anyone who really wants to see them can, at the Fairy's Hair fall!
If you believe in Fairies, it may be the place to come!
At the moment, this village seems undiscovered by the hoards of tourists.
It was quite and peaceful, very pretty and a favorite of mine!
Now we are continuing onto KARLOVAC where we see the ravages of War, please come along for the ride!
- In a nutshell:Rastoke is a very pretty old town
Looking across the River, I could see the ruins of a Fort. This was a 15th century fort, which King Bela III gave as a... more travel advice
I really loved wandering around the Mill Village. Water was everywhere, canals, the little waterfall's, and of course,... more travel advice
balhannah's Related Pages
Slunj Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Welcome to Slunj!"
- "SLUNJ IS QUITE A SURPRISE!"
- "Slunj = Rastoke"
- "You won't believe it! Slunj"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Slunj
- Hotels in Slunj
- Transportation in Slunj
- Restaurants in Slunj
- Shopping in Slunj
- Warnings and Dangers in Slunj
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Slunj
- 6 Reviews
- 18 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 8 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (476)
Have you been to Slunj?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Slunj
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Brisbane Intro, 253 reviews, 742 photos, 12 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Prague Intro, 192 reviews, 534 photos, 8 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Vienna Intro, 134 reviews, 508 photos, 8 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Budapest Intro, 140 reviews, 463 photos, 6 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination State of Queensland Intro, 166 reviews, 320 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Singapore Intro, 92 reviews, 285 photos, 3 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Kangaroo Island Intro, 81 reviews, 289 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Maryborough Intro, 83 reviews, 287 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Dresden Intro, 86 reviews, 280 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Copenhagen Intro, 81 reviews, 258 photos, 5 travelogues