Croatia is well-known for its lovely beach localities, but their popularity is drawing attention from some other unique features of the country. We are bringing you a short list of things to experience in Licko-Senjska County, a part of Croatia located in the very center of its renowned coast. Combining naval destinations with beautiful mountain sceneries, it is a region which serves as a desirable vacation locality throughout the entire year.
The Mills of Sinac
River Gacka has been of high value to county residents in 20th century, as it hosted a number of water mills on its banks. Despite their age, several of them are still operational in the settlement of Sinac, crushing the grains in order to produce the healthy, organic flour. They can be visited, serving as a sort of interesting local museum of past times.
The Bears of Kuterevo
In the heights of Velebit, one can find a small village called Kuterevo. It is not only a charming hamlet, but a home to numerous Lika bears, which live in the local protected haven. Most of its residents are, unfortunately, orphaned animals. Yet, a large number of volunteers and faunal experts take good care of them, and educate visitors about these lovely mammal species. Kuterevo is open for visits in all seasons but winter, as bears are enjoying their long sleep during those cold months.
The Caverns of Grabovaca
In the vicinity of Perusic, one can find a mountain of Grabovaca. At first sight, it is just a common ground elevation, yet deep in its interior, a unique underground realm has been formed. Grabovaca has numerous caverns and grottos, some of which have been proclaimed the national monuments of nature. The largest is called Samograd (the literal translation would be “The One Which Builds Itself”), featuring 240 meters of length. It has four large halls, and thanks to stairs and walking paths, it is suitable for visit.
These were just three things to experience in Licko-Senjska County. Have a visit to this region of Croatia, and embrace its rich natural and cultural inheritance. If seeking more charming excursion places, check out our sister site Croatia Tickets.
Feature Photo: Zvonimir Barisin / CROPIX