How to find us?
If you are coming from the coast, Jelov Klanac is located around 12 km away from Plitvice Lakes. From the main entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park, take the road to Zagreb and after about 8 km in the village of Rakovica, turn left in the direction of the village of Jelov Klanac. From that point you are 4 km away from the estate so just continue driving until you see the fenced estate Jelov Klanac with a wooden house.
If you are coming from the direction of Zagreb, you will pass by the bigger towns Karlovac and Slunj, and right after the village of Oštarski Stanovi, you will reach Rakovica. In the village of Rakovica, turn right in the direction of the village of Jelov Klanac. From that point you are 4 km away from the estate so just continue driving until you see the fenced estate Jelov Klanac with a wooden house.
Jelov Klanac, region Lika, Croatia
Jelov Klanac, region Lika, CroatiaThe reason why this tourist destination is very special is because of many natural attractions such as: Plitvice Lakes National Park (around 12 km away from Jelov Klanac), the Canyon of the River Korana, historical, ethnographic and constructional heritage of Rastoke and Caves of Barać, fresh air, springs of water and many forests. This place is very special because you can experience harmony with nature and enjoy the relaxation.
In some parts of the region Lika, some people still live in symbiosis with nature - the interactions useful for both. This place gives you a chance to meet people, nature and wealth from region Lika: simplicity, hospitality, old crafts, rituals and culinary specialties.
If you are craving for adventure, we are recommending you to try climbing up on the rocks, exploring the Čorkova bay or hiking at the mountain Velebit.
NP Plitvice lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. It is formed between mountains Mala Kapela and Plješevica, located at the national route D1 Zagreb–Split. It is located around 12 km away from Jelov Klanac and it is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe.
The lakes of Plitvice are a result of century-old processes called tufa or travertine (Croatian language = sedra).
The lakes cover 217 ha and there are 16 lakes. Lakes are grouped into the 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Lower lakes are surrounded with rock and karst, and many loud waterfalls. Lower lakes are: Novakovića brod, Kaluđerovac, Gavanovac and Milanovac. Upper lakes are surrounded with forest and they are much calmer than the lower ones. Upper lakes are: Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Batinovac, Vir, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Galovac, Milino jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Burget and Kozjak.
At entrance 1 is the main attraction - sightseeing on the Big Waterfall (Veliki Slap). Big Waterfall is 78 m high and falls over Plitvice stream.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest, oldest and most visited Croatian national park. The national park was founded in 1949. In 1979 Plitvice lakes were listed on UNESCO's list of world natural heritage sites. The park offers a few different routes to visit, explore and experience a lot of magic that is given to us by nature. Plitvice Lakes National Park consists of carbonate geological ground, rare surface flows, caves, fields, limestone peaks, waterfalls, rich flora and fauna, walking paths and much more.