Thanks to the storm, we threw together an inland itinerary for our last few days in Croatia on the fly. Instead of sunning on a sailboat, we flew to the Capital city of Zagreb and spent a lovely day full of museum hopping there. From Zagreb, I hatched a plan to rent a car and drive back to Zadar on the coast where we would eventually fly home.
The one-way car rental for three days cost us about $200, and included a thoroughly enjoyable free tourist map written in the most floral and hyperbolic language imaginable. We hit the main highway south with me as navigator. First stop, Rastoke!
This tiny village is composed of 65 residents, a handful of corn mills and dozens of waterfalls dramatically rushing between and under the homes to join the Korana River. It took us about 2 hours to reach the village with truck traffic on the winding rural road after we exited the autobahn in Karlovac.
Slunj and its historic castle on our way to Plitvice Lakes National Park.