Whether you have come to us for a holiday, if you are looking for relaxation, inspiration or entertainment, or if you want to spend your time actively in the nature, either alone or with your family, Krasna and its surroundings offer everything: nature that will regenerate you, pleasures that will excite you and art that will inspire you.
THE MIRACULOUS KARST
In the olden days, an imperial road led from Vienna to Trieste that passed through the Karst.
The Vienna merchants and other important citizens of Vienna always stopped and slept in the village of Lokev when they travelled to Trieste. It was an important stop for horse-drawn carts and also became famous as a very good energy point. Due to this special energy and the excellent terrain for horses a stud farm was established in the immediate vicinity of the village of Lokev, where the world-famous Lipizzaner horses are bred.
Today, this picturesque path is used by modern gourmet travellers and the lovers of nature and cultural heritage. They take a great interest in Lipica, the Vilenica Cave, the prosciutto producing facility, the defence tower with the military museum, the Škocjan Caves, the Museum of Slovenian Film Actors in Divača – or they take a walk through the Karst forests and enjoy the mysterious landscape.
If you do not want to go on a trip, you can take a walk through the Karst village, in which Krasna is situated. The Village of Lokev, which has been populated since prehistoric times, boasts the oldest prosciutto producing facility in the Karst. Here you can also find the Tabor military museum, situated in a 15th century stone tower, the church of St Michael with Tone Kralj’s frescos, the gothic chapel, the picturesque Fabiani’s museum shop from the 1930s and excellent catering services.
THE HILL OF KOKOŠ
The hill of Kokoš rises above the village of Lokev. You can access it in two different ways, which forms a beautiful three-hour circular trip. The hills are also ideal for spring and autumn walks. It is rich in footpaths, bicycle and horse riding paths, as well as relaxing corners.
The neighbouring Lipica is famous for its centuries-old stud farm, where you can admire Lipizzaner horses, see the classic school of horse riding, ride in a carriage or visit the golf course – the only Slovenian golf course that is open all year round. Lipica is only 3 miles (5 kilometres) away from Krasna.
THE VILENICA CAVE & ŠKOCJAN CAVES
The Vilenica Cave, which is less than 3 miles (5 kilometres) from here, became famous in the 17th century as the first tourist cave in Europe. The Škocjan Caves also represent a unique experience. They can be found on the UNESCO world heritage list.
THE POSTOJNA CAVE
Discover The Postojna Cave, where for the first time, the dark of the cave and the light of a world of enthused fans has been seen by the first little dragon, as they like to call the offspring of the olm. In an hour and a half, you can see more than 3 miles (5 kilometres) of fascinating tunnels, passages and spectacular halls. In the first part of your journey, you will ride the first tourist cave railway in the world. The Postojna Cave is less than 30 minutes away from Krasna if you travel by car.
The unique experience of the Karst’s natural beauties is complemented by the nearby Adriatic Sea, which is just a jump away if you travel by car.