WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE
House Tina is situated in a small village Grabovac, near Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. House Tina is newly decorated and has 10 rooms categorized 3 stars. The location is a quiet one, the house has a spacious garden all around, with tables and benches for about thirty people. There is also enough space to park ten cars.
In the house we serve buffet breakfast; all the foods are products of Croatia: marmalade, butter, cheese, ham, honey, eggs (soft boiled, hard boiled, scrambled), corn flakes, two types of bread and toast. The following beverages are served for breakfast: coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate, orange juice in unlimited quantities. Breakfast is served inside the house, in our dining room, as well as on the patio.
WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE
The village Grabovac is only 8 km away from the National Park Plitvice Lakes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The visiting area of the National Park has 16 beautiful lakes, all connected to each other with numerous beautiful waterfalls. The lakes are on different levels, and the waterfalls are cascading between them over travertine barriers. Travertine is a unique kind of rock which, influenced by water, grows and changes its shape; so every visit to the lakes offers a new memorable experience.
On and around the lakes grow many different kinds of plants, suchs as more than 20 different types of orchyds. The animal life is also rich. Large animals can not be met while walking around the lakes, but you can enjoy watching beautiful butterflies, frogs, salamanders, squirrels.
The lakes are visited on foot, visitors walk along footpaths and wooden bridges. There are electric boats on the biggest lake.
Other activities and places of interest in the area are Barac’s caves, Rastoke waterfalls, white water rafting and horseback riding, several excellent restaurants, swimming on the River Korana.
Plitvice Lakes are exceptionally attractive in winter, when the waterfalls are white and frozen, but the water is still running bellow.
Shelter for young bears is possible to visit during the spring, summer and fall. As the bears during the winter at rest, avoid them upset and they visit exceptional if they really needed.
During the spring and autumn, visitors, after arrival should contact the volunteer department, to make them one of the long-term volunteers welcomed, guided and informed spent. In summer, local peljarke will welcome you, inform and entertain.
Historical happenings in this area are mostly connected with constant warfare concerning borders and defense from conquerors’ incursions, which is why the area hadn’t developed as a market town or a settlement, but rather as a defensive fort, especially Drežnik Grad (Drežnik Castle). This area used to be the seat of the one-time County of Drežnik which was first mentioned in the 11th century.
River Korana arises as an extension of Plitvice lakes. Canyon of river Korana hides richness of waterfalls, from which the most beautiful ones are situated in its upper flow and especially the waterfalls of river Slunjcica that mouth in the deep canyon of river Korana in Rastoke – Little Plitvice.
A unique watermill village Rastoke, also called Little Plitvice, is situated on the beautiful estuary of rivers Korana and Slunjcica. Through the centuries, these rivers produced an unmatched place of harmony between nature and people. Besides the canyon, waterfalls, watermills, trout and otters, the village is best known by the nature’s phenomenon, travertine or also called tuff.
In the fresh green beech forests, where numerous streams flow, such as Big and Little Radonja, in the heart of “Petrova gora”(Peter’s mountain), you can find many educational paths, landmarks and lots of other interesting facts that will let you discover a magical world of antiquity and natural beauty.
In the past Barac’s caves were also known as Radakovic’s caves. The surname Barać does not exist anymore in this region – it is a toponym dating back to the period before or during the Turks invasions.