About Gorski Kotar

With its thick forests and mountainous terrain, Gorski Kotar marvels its visitors with untouched natural beauty and fascinating landscapes. As a part of Primorsko-Goranska County, it literally divides Croatian territory to its continental north and coastal south, taking the best from both worlds.

Probably the most popular feature of Gorski Kotar is Risnjak massif, a beautiful natural park which will provide both leisure and challenge to avid mountaineers with its numerous educational routes and high peaks. Another point of interest is Zeleni Vir water source, a site which will –thanks to its mystic beauty- literally trigger one’s belief in fables. Gorski Kotar is also known for Kamacnik canyon, Lokvarka cave and outdoor areas next to rivers Kupa, Dobra and Cabranka. If you wish to have a picnic with lovely scenery, lakes of Lokvarsko, Bajer, Lepenice and Potkos won’t disappoint your expectations. Finally, Gorski Kotar has a strong cultural identity due to a large number of old castles, which belonged to influential Croatian nobleman families of Zrinski and Frankopani. The region also features several villages with old architecture, such as Delaci, Perzid and Colnari. Some of the estates in these settlements are also under Croatian state protection, due to their ethnographic value.

Discover Gorski Kotar and witness that Croatia has much more to offer than sun, sea and beach parties!

Gorski Kotar
(( Gorski Kotar )), 51218, Podkilavac, Croatia

Be Fascinated by Ancient Tree Called Goranska Tisa

In the region of Gorski Kotar, there is a tree with no ordinary story. Belonging to yew family, it became known as Goranska Tisa, and has been guarding the slopes of surrounding forest for untold centuries. Actually, we know how many. According to scientists, Goranska Tisa is approximately 2020 years old. It sprouted at the same time when Jesus Christ was born, and Roman Empire had a firm power on European Continent. Emica Elvedji / CROPIX Who knows what secrets of Tisa are being hidden? At present time, we only know it is one of the most magnificent living organisms in the world. However, due to its nature, the precise location of Goranska Tisa is known…

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