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Flag: 4 horizontal stripes of white, green, white and blue; the top
of the green stripe is formed by three quarter circles; the lowest white
stripe is wavy; at the hoist on the green stripe is a yellow tree.
Coat of Arms: nearly identical to the (hoist part of the) flag; the top of the green fess is formed by a threemountain.
Řeka is a charming, typical mountain village lying on the river of the
same name, which is hidden in deep valleys in the shade of forested spines
of the foothills surrounding the Moravian-Silesian Beskydy Mountains reaching
altitudes of a thousand metres above sea level. A significant part of the
village area belongs to the protected landscape area of the Beskydy Mountains
and it is one of two villages of the micro-region of the villages in the
Stonávka River basin with the widest offer of tourism in the sphere of
hiking, holidaymaking and recreation.
At present there live almost 500 permanent inhabitants, but the village comes alive particularly with the intensive tourism not only in the winter and in the summer tourist season, but also in the early spring and in the late autumn owing to the local cottagers. In the village itself there is a number of typical old timbered cottages, some of which serve their original purpose even today, some of them are holiday cottages of the inhabitants of the nearby Ostrava agglomeration. In the village there are also several resort centres and chalets used for holidaymaking and tourism, which are hidden in the nearby mountains, and also an open-air swimming pool with warmed-up water.
Mountain spines, valleys as well as slopes offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and picturesque hidden natural recesses are accessible by a number of footpaths, cycle tracks as well as horse riding tracks. In winter they are interwoven with a network of cross-country skiing tracks, ski slopes and lifts. Also the nearby villages in the foothills have something to offer to their visitors - places of tourist interest, a number of events of social life and pleasant environment, which can enrich the visitors stay in Řeka.
Source: the municipal homepage.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Oct 2007