Welcome to our special series, Family Trips Worldwide. In this series we post short facts about a cool place from various parts of the world that is great for a family trip. This time we present you the hike to the highest waterfall in Istria, Croatia.
WHAT: a 30m high waterfall Sopot – the highest waterfall in Istria, Croatia.
WHERE: Croatia, near the village Floričići. 45°24’52.60″N 13°59’48.00″E
HOW TO GET THERE: you can get there by car from the town of Pazin (cca. 25 min). From Pazin take the road D64 towards the town of Labin. In the village Zajci or Most Pićan take the road to villages Donji Kralji, Švići, Floričići. Drive to the end of the village of Floričići where you will find an Y crossroad. You can park your car on the left and continue by foot for few hundred meters. When you reach the old bridge, you are there.
WHEN: in European autumn, winter and spring when there’s the highest amount of water.
WHAT TO DO: take a short hike down to the bottom of the waterfall – there is the best view of it. You can take a hike on the walking path Sv. Šimuna as well where you will find old ruins of abandoned houses and churches.
TIPS: bring hiking boots as the terrain descending to the bottom of the waterfall is quite steep. That is why descending is not suitable for small children. There is a really nice view from the top and the small stream for playing for the little ones.