Waterfalls Sopot in Labin, Travel Guide for holidays in Labin, Istria

Waterfalls Sopot, Labin – Points of interest

Slap Sopot surprises with its unusual fit into the landscape, which is a mixture of flysch terrain, deciduous forests, and in the waterfall itself, the landscape is rocky and is reminiscent of the seashore. Here alternates blue marl, gray clay rich soil and forests that are intermingled with conifers in some parts of the track. Vaults huge pit falls are miraculous creation of water power, which in thousands of years has shaped limestone. It is no coincidence that the place resembles the coast because numerous fossils of shells, snails and other marine organisms that can be seen only by careful observation prove that this place was once a very different look. It seems that once upon a time this place was actually the seabed. The waterfall is around 30-meters high, which forms the green pond habitat for fishes and now mostly frogs. Most visitors are opting for sightseeing from the top, but it is possible to go down to the foot, and although the track is a little dangerous. The waterfall is best visited in the fall, winter or spring, because then there is the most water, and it is not too hot for hiking. Over the stream that flows into a waterfall, there is a centuries-old bridge that was once the main link between all the villages on the left side of the stream with paradigmatically, the center of the diocese. The bridge was by the water many times in the history certainly damaged, and the locals had always repaired it. The last time the water caused extensive damage bridge was somewhere around the 1953. This time the natives repaired it again just as they did their ancestors before them. The way to Pican was wide enough for the passage of a train of oxen and it is now passable till Pićan, where you can catch a glimpse of houses that have long lost their residents, and some are not even visible from the dense forest.