"SLUNJ IS QUITE A SURPRISE!" Top 5 Page for this destination Slunj by balhannah
Slunj Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 190 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
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