kot is a small valley, measuring 5km in length, nestled between the Logar
valley and Austria within the rim of the glacial valleys in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
and the Austrian border, which was established only after the conclusion of the
First World War.
the smallest of all the Solčava Region valleys (the other two being the Logar
Valley and Robanov kot), and is somewhat removed from the main routes. This
peaceful valley was also named after the ancient Matk farm located along one of
its faces – namely, Matkov kot and is the home of four Alpine farms.
to legend, there was a glacial lake at Matkov kot centuries ago. The water was
enclosed by a natural dam, which broke, draining the waters from the lake at
Matkov kot. The stream coursing through the valley is still called Jezera
(lakes), reminding us of the valley’s ancient image.
main attraction in the valley is the Matkov škaf, a crater like snow
funnel carved in summer by a powerful approx. 40 m tall waterfall.