Skrad is located along the historic Louisiana Road, in the heart of Gorski kotar. Skrad otherwise shares the fate of other settlements in Gorski Kotar who were abandoned in the 16th century because of the Turkish invasion and later resettled in the 17th century when historical circumstances allowed.
Skrad has been known as a health resort since the 19th century because of its mild subalpine climate. It is known for Zeleni vir (Green vortex), a 70 m high waterfall. There is the beautiful canyon Vražji prolaz (Devil's Pass Canyon) and the cave Muževa hišica (Husband's cave).
In Zeleni vir, there is the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in Croatia, "Munjara," built in 1921. Besides Zeleni vir, Skrad will delight you with many striking vantage points, and beautiful hiking & biking trails.