Velika Polana from the air
Velika Polana (our Village) is an officially designated
stork village (settlement with 10 or more storks’ nests). It was also the
home of Miško Kranjec, a famous Slovene writer. His homestead (which is also the
tourist information office) can be visited.
Church in Mala Polana
Stork in Velika Polana
A typical street
The village has 2 small supermarkets (Tuš
and Mercator), a cash-point, 3 pubs within walking distance a new restaurant and
riding centre called Ranc Vermida (the owner speaks good English) and a hardware shop.
It is surrounded by fenland and fields growing sunflowers, pumpkin and wheat.
The best way to explore the area is by cycling or walking the numerous tracks
indicated on the Pomurje map. However, the map isn’t totally accurate and there
are quite a few tracks not marked on it. Many of the unmarked tracks only
provide access to fields.
Polanski Log nature reserve
You can visit the home of Miško
Kranjec, a famous Slovene writer. It always looks closed, but the owner
will show you around if you can find her. However it is of limited interest if
you don’t know the writer or speak Slovene. No information is available in
The tourist information can also organise
visits to local craftsmen. One is based at 103 Mala Polana (www.velika-polana.si/pomelaj)
Copek’s Mill can be found on the cycle route
to Lendava. There has been a mill at this spot since the 16th century.
Pomurski Summer Festival (www.strk.si)
This festival takes place in Velika Polana
during the first week in August. If visiting at that time you can watch or take
part in various “sports” and activities. In 2006 these included football matches
(Nogometna) between “Mayors & Priests” and “Press & Politicians), Cycle tour of
area (Kolesarjenje), Petang (Balinanju), Volleyball (Odbojka), Nordic walking (Nordijska
Hoja). Sporting highlights are the annual raft race on home made rafts (Sam Svoj
Colnar) and the “Olimpics” (Olimpijada) of village games. In the evenings there
are concerts in a large marquee and smaller local acts in a smaller marquee. The
cost of the evening entertainments is 1000 - 1500 SIT, depending on the
Velika Polana Website: (not in English but some nice