In the centre of Gorski kotar, along the Luisiana road that divides the settlement in half, lies Skrad. It is a small town already in the 19th Century known as a climatic recovery centre and vacation destination. The mild sub-alpine climate, the fresh air and preserved landscape are just some of the advantages for which this settlement has been renowned in its rich tourist history. Skrad and its surroundings stretch on 56.54 km2 and have some 900 inhabitants. Scattered along the slopes of Skradski vrh ( 1044 m ), Skrad has an exceptionally favorable natural position. The view stretches along the valley of the river Kupa, the surrounding mountain tops and the mountains of Slovenia. Skrad raises high above the canyon in which there is Zeleni vir and Vrajži prolaz, natural sights of rare beauty and form. Zeleni vir is impressive 70 metre- higt rock towering up between two steep slopes hides a cave with a source. Vrajži prolaz ( Devil,s passage ) is also a specific phenomenon – 800 metres long canyon at places only too meters wide. The path has been chiselled into rocks above the stream that in some places reach a height over 100 m. At the end of Vrajži prolaz there is a hole in the rock . This is entrance to the cave known as Muževa hižica…
The area of Skrad is a paradise for all lovers of an active vacation and champions of a healthy lifestyle, and it is suitable for walks, climbing, biking, tours and picnics. Besides that you can also enjoy in the four-course bowling alley, on the football field at Skradska draga or go fishing on the rivers of Kupica and Iševnica. Accomodation is available in private apartmants, guesthouses or in the cozy atmosphere of one of the mountain huts.