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Skrad is a small town and municipality in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County in Croatia. It is located in a hilly area of the central part of Gorski Kotar at 700 m above sea level. From Delnice is about 15 kilometers away and it has a population of 1000 inhabitants. Skrad is a relatively new village and was first mentioned in the late 17th century when it was founded by eight families of serfs who received land in the area of the former owners, the Counts Zrinski. The rapid development begins in the early 19th century after the completion of the Louisiana road that linked cities Karlovac and Rijeka. Sometime later was built a railway line which also enhanced economic growth and development of this region. The inhabitants are mainly engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, and tourism, which has a long tradition. In the early 20th century thanks to the good transport connections, the natural beauty of the place and the favorable mountain conditions for respiratory diseases, Skrad became known health resort and tour...
...ist destination for health tourism and was built many hotels and pensions. Accommodation is offered in private apartments, rooms, holiday homes or in the cozy atmosphere of mountain huts Zeleni Vir and Skrad. The biggest attraction of the area with thick deciduous and evergreen forests of the geomorphological reserve Vražji prolaz (Devil's passage) and Zeleni vir. Zeleni vir is a powerful source of the emerald green river that descends over 70 meters high rock, and Vražji prolaz (Devil's passage) is an attractive canyon in some places only 2 meters wide through which passes footpath. Nearby Skrad is offered a variety of activities such as hiking on well-marked hiking trails and walking paths, and cycling on about 40 km of marked bike trails. Nearby is the National Park Risnjak and river Kupa where you can try rafting and kayaking descent through the magnificent canyon and unspoiled nature. We invite you to visit Skrad and Gorski Kotar, and briefly escape from everyday life and fill your lungs with pure mountain air. Search for cheap private accommodation in Skrad and its surroundings. Apartments, rooms and holiday homes in Skrad cheaper up to 40%, without high agency fees. Welcome to Skrad!