Project MYTHICAL PARK – A joint cross-border tourist destination project to preserve, protect and promote the heritage of a mythic landscape is co-financed with EFRD funds under the Interreg V-A Slovenia-Croatia 2014-2020 program.
- The main goal of the project is actively preserve and evaluate the cultural heritage of the mythic landscape in the light of sustainable tourism in the municipalities of Mošćenička Draga and Hrpelje-Kozina.
- Start of project implementation: September 1, 2018
- Project duration: 30 months
- Project value: 745,050.00 EUR (633,292.00 EUR ERDF)
- Leading partner: Municipality of Hrpelje-Kozina
- Project partners: Municipality of Mošćenička Draga (HR), University of Rijeka – Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management (HR), University of Primorska – Faculty of Humanities (SI), Tourist Board of Mošćenička Draga (HR), Arhej d.o.o. (SI), INKUBATOR d.o.o. (SI)
The project aims to create a destination Mythical park whose main attractions are on the Croatian side (Municipality of Mošćenička Draga: Trebišća area) and the Slovenian side (Municipality of Hrpelje – Kozina: Rodika area). The idea of the project is based on the study of Slavic and pre-Slavic heritage to find links that connect the two locations and to valorize this heritage of the mythic landscape. For this purpose, visitor centers in both areas are being arranged, “mythic” paths are being improved and marked with stone signposts, and additional innovative facilities are being created to attract visitors throughout the year.
The new cross-border tourist destination Mythical park has been promoted on the tourist market through tourist package arrangements intended for special target groups. In addition to the animation program on site and the application for guiding around the Park, innovative souvenirs are also designed for visitors.
In order to ensure the sustainability of the project, local residents, companies, tourist and agency staff, and special guides will be educated about the Mythical park and its offer, in both cross-border areas.