OverviewZarečki krov (Zarečje's roof) is beautiful waterfall on Pazinčica river near Pazin town in central Istria peninsula. This is one of the most attractive waterfalls in Istria. The waterfall is falling down from a 10 meter high cliff into a small lake, which is the largest one on the Pazinčica river. The depth of the lake is around 10 meters.
Below Zarečki krov waterfall is interesting half-cave, which is dry during summer season and suitable for exploring. The cave can also provide a kind of natural temporary shelter.
Today this it is a favorite spot for swimming, diving, hiking, fishing, water polo, picnics and sport climbing.
Getting ThereFrom Rijeka or Trieste:
Leave the motorway on Pazin - istok (east) exit and drive towards the town. There are two right turnings on a straight, flat part of the road after passing under the railway bridge. Both of them lead to Zarečki krov waterfall and climbing place.
Go round Pazin by the new detour (towards Rijeka) and leave it on the next exit (Pazin - east).Drive towards the town. There are two right turnings on a straight, flat part of the road after passing under the railway bridge. Both of them lead to Zarečki krov waterfall and climbing place.
Go through the center of Pazin following the directions for the tunnel of Učka till you exit the town. After the Kras bridge, there is a downward slope and then the flat, straight part with two left turnings aside. Both of them lead to Zarečki krov.
Rock ClimbingThe free climbing association Hyperactive from Pazin, together with the Tourist office Pazin, has equipped this small, but very attractive climbing area with 20 routes of a good quality each. The climbing area itself has 4 sectors - Stijena 1, Stijena 2, Barijera and Kataklizma.
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The distance between Zarečki krov and the town is about 2 km (10 min), and it takes about the same time to get to Lido, another climbing place you can reach by going downstream.
Pazin TownPazin is a town of long and rich tradition. It is situated in the very centre of Istrian peninsula, only 30 km away from well-known tourist centres. The intensity of life here is pretty much the same in winter and summer.
Pazin was made the administrative center of the Istria county, because it is located in the geographical center of the county and in order to boost the development of the interior of the peninsula.
Red TapeIn winter months, through the ceiling of Zarečki krov half-cave runs a quite substantial waterfall,
and the base may be flooded or muddy.
Weather ConditionsInformation on weather conditions in the area can be found on
Croatian State Hydrometeorological Institute site:
Weather forecast for Pazin