Vrhovine and Dragan’s Den are an ideal stop for you to get back the strength from long travels, read a book or two from a selection of titles we have carefully selected and keep in our hostel library; to take long, scenic walks and picnics, enjoying the peace of Croatia’s small, mountainous place. Those who are a bit adventurous will also not fall short for interesting activities with a great zipline in the vicinity, mountain biking, hiking, as well as with opportunities for different winter activities and joys such as skiing, snowboarding etc. Those who appreciate the work of great inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla might be intrigued to visit Nikola Tesla Memorial Center in Smiljani which is Nikola Tesla’s birthplace, also not far from Vrhovine.
Other places near us you can visit and things to do, especially if you are with a car:
Karlovac was the first ideal “Renaissance town”, laid out in the shape of a six-pointed star. A town built on the junction of four rivers, a city of many bridges, a town of great historical and cultural importance, home to the largest aquarium of the river life in Europe. Nikola Tesla, who we have to mention once again, attended Gymnasium in Karlovac and that is actually the only diploma he ever obtained.
Otočac is yet another small place in Lika area, famed and interesting to visit for a wonderful sanctuary where young, abandoned bears are being taken care of. Sometimes, you can even pet the cubs!
To experience rafting on amazing Una river, you will have to pay a visit to the neighbouring country, Bosnia and Herzegovina, also not far from where we are.
Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. This old part of Slunj is known for its well-preserved mills and the picturesque little waterfalls as well as for the caves hiding numerous stalactites, stalagmites, and stalagnates.
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