Lič is a village in Gorski kotar which is located 3 km south of Fužine.
Lič was first mentioned in 1477. In the Turkish invasions, the Vlachs from 1599 to 1627 settled in the abandoned area belonging to Juraj Zrinski. Zrinski wanted the Vlach settlers to be their serfs, and the Krajina authorities promised them that they would have no other masters or farm duties. These were the reasons for the conflict between the Vlachs and their military landlords.
In Lič, Juraj Zrinski originally commissioned the erection of the church of St. George in 1605, and later Nikola Zrinski would build the church of St. George, which was built in the period from 1630 to 1662. Mining began in the area in 1630, and the iron smelter operated from 1641 to 1651 when it was moved to Čabar.
Since 2011, archaeological research has been carried out on Gradina Hill, where the Zrinski castle once stood, from which only foundations have been excavated today.
Fužine - Gorski kotar
Fuzine is a municipality situated 730m above sea-level, in the southwest part of Gorski kotar, surrounded by picturesque mountains, by the silence of centenary evergreen woods and by the beauty of its lakes. Since its beginnings and still today, Fuzine owe its development to the very favourable location near traffic routes – once near the road Karolina, which used to connect the interior with the littoral, and in the vicinity of the railroad, and today near the highway Zagreb-Rijeka which makes the trip to the seaside just half hour long. It is a real pleasure to stay at the seaside during summer, and spend nights in one of numerous accommodation units while breathing the pleasant night air of Gorski kotar.
Fuzine is characterized by rich water resources. Today there are three accumulation lakes: Bajer, Lepenica and Potkos which fit beautifully in the mountain landscape. They are rich in fish and easily attract anglers. The clear water abounds in trout, round chub, marble trout, common carp, pike, grass carp etc. The lakes host sailing regattas and diving contests, and surfing, boat rides and canoeing is also available. The deep woods of Gorski kotar are perfect for hunters because they abound mostly in large animals, but in other game animals as well.
Tourist attraction of a significant importance is the cave Vrelo. It was discovered in the 1950s during the construction of the accumulation lake Bajer. It is well lighted and adapted for professionally guided visits. It is 300m long and quite specific for the underground water which flows through it –the only Croatian cave adapted for tourists which has this feature. Its relief has no steps and it is suitable even for visitors in wheelchair. Because of its accessibility and attractiveness it is visited by all generations, from kindergarten children to the elderly.
As a popular tourist destination, Fuzine offers many sports and recreational activities. In the surroundings you can find nine marked walking and cycling trails, marked trekking paths, and the most popular is the walking path with trim trail around Bajer. The beautiful park Gorica with three tennis courts offers the possibility of practicing active sports and recreating. In the village of Vrata there is the sports and recreation centre “Gmajna”. The village has all the services necessary to ensure a normal life for the inhabitants and a pleasant stay for the guest. There are: medical centre, pharmacy, bank, post office, railway station, petrol station, public utility services, municipal administration, and tourist office.
Source: Tourist board Fužine