Ilirska Bistrica might be a difficult name for you to say, but has a long and rich history. The town has always been important due to its position on the main trade routes to Vienna, Ljubljana, Trieste and Rijeka. The town used its strong connection to the sea and rivers to prosper and nowadays it is very much an important point on the map for tourist connections.
Not so long ago there were over 40 sawmills and other mills buzzing with activity and creating wealth from the energy of the Bistrica River.
Nowadays the mills have stopped their frenzied production, which sets up other more powerful opportunities for visitors to find your own place by the river and enjoy local nature.
Just two such natural attractions, both very popular with our guests, are the walk to the “Hill of Freedom” and the very beautiful local Sušec waterfall.