Discover Plešivica

Jastrebarsko and its countryside are a pristine natural paradise, perfect for any nature lover. Rich flora and fauna and many streams and rivers are but a small part of a unique natural heritage that is sure to charm you.

Plešivica Wine Road

 

Plešivica Wine Road has over forty wineries. You can try the most famous indigenous wines of Plešivica: varietals Portugieser, yellow Plavec, sweet Zelenac and Šipelj, but also world-famous wines such as Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Sauvignon, Traminer, and Pinot Noir and Gris. Plešivica wines have won many international awards throughout the world.

Plešivica Peak

 

Plešivica (779 m) is the second tallest peak of Samobor hills which is a hikers’ favourite. There is a 5 meter tall iron pyramid and the Gaj’s Stone monument. The peak is also a take-off point for parachute sailors. You can take a pleasant 70-minute walk from Villa Plešivica view to Plešivica’s peak. The mountain lodge Poljanice is also located near the peak.

Japetić

 

879 metres tall, Japetić is the tallest peak of Plešivica and declared a nature reserve due to pristine natural beauty of its forests. There is a 12 metre tall pyramid at the peak offering an unforgettable view of Samobor hills, and the Alps as well. Many well-marked trails as well as the road through Draga Svetojanska can lead you to the peak. It’s an ideal spot for hikers, picnickers, cyclists, fliers and other nature lovers.

Jastrebarsko

Jastrebarsko and the surrounding countryside have long been known for their rich culture, historic heritage and natural beauty. The town of Jastrebarsko itself, known as Jaska among the locals, has been declared European City of the Future and with its charm and natural resources of its surrounding areas it has become an unmissable tourist destination.

History and cultural heritage

Jastrebarsko was named after hawk breeders (jastrebar). The hawk has graced the Jastrebarsko coat of arms since ancient times. The town’s name has first been mentioned in history books in 1249. The noble family Erdody, whose castle in the town park is the oldest building in Jastrebarsko have been a great influence on the town’s development. Today, Jastrebarsko is the centre of the wider region which contains the municipalities of Krašić, Žumberak, Pisarovina, and Klinča Sela. Jastrebarsko and the surrounding areas are abound with rich cultural heritage.

Park Erdödy

The park’s visitors will be delighted by its rich indigenous flora, among which the lucerne oak, maple, red-leaved beech, and hornbeam stand out. The park, which covers 9.47 was declared a horticultural monument under the Environmental Protection Act. The park is also graced by a beautiful lake, as well as numerous recreational facilities. It was declared to be the most beautiful park in Croatia in 2022.

Castle Erdödy

Erdody castle sits at the very centre of the town of Jaska, and is its oldest building. Kaštel was built in the 15th century, with two towers noteworthy for being important defensive forts during the Osman conquests. Currently, the castle is undergoing restruction.

The parish of Saint Nicholas

The parish of Saint Nicholas is old enough to have been mentioned in the charter of king Bela IV in 1275, and in the Texts of Archdeacon Ivan Gorički in 1334. The church has for centuries stood on the natural hill which slopes all the way down to the road. Currently, the church is undergoing reconstruction.

City museum and gallery Jastrebarsko

The museum houses rich archeological, cultural, historical and etnographic heritage of the area. The famous charter of king Bela IV is on display there, the very document which granted Jastrebarsko the status of free royal market on January 12th, 1257. Currently, the museum is undergoing reconstruction.

Sacral monuments

Sacral monuments of Jastrebarsko area are a unique feat of architecture and rich cultural heritage, among them the Francisan Monastery, St. Nicholas’ Church, and the Church of the Holy Virgin Mary in Jastrebarsko, St. Peter’s Church in Petrovna, and the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Snow in Volavje.

History of winery

The trademark of the autumn in Jastrebarsko area is – young red wine. The Portugieser is a trademark of Zagreb county and the first young wine in continental Croatia. Viticulture has a long history in the area, with Count Erdody having built his wine cellar in Mladina in 1736.