Slavonia

Full of Untold Stories

Saša Pjanić

Full of Untold Stories

Between the Drava River in the North, the Sava in the South, the Papuk Mountain in the West and the Danube in the East, there lies the breadbasket of Croatia. This historically rich region, unique and preserved, hides a multitude of stories. In Slavonia, every visitor will feel an encounter of cultures. He or she will have the opportunity to detect the power of the nature and through tradition and a full table live the abundance of everything to its fullest. This region is truly interwoven with gold but gold that is tailored to everyone, every visitor. Start the discovery of the Slavonian soul through the valleys and hills!

Destinations

Brod - Posavina County

An Encounter of Cultures

Požega - Slavonia County

Tailored to you

Vukovar - Srijem County

Interwoven with Gold

Osijek - Baranja County

Abundance of hedonism

Virovitica - Podravina County

The Power of Nature

Slavonia – a New Experience of Croatia

SLAVONIAN SOUL AND FULL TABLE
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SLAVONIAN SOUL AND FULL TABLE

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A fulfilled soul, relaxation and recovery of life force are the main emotional benefits of visiting Slavonia. A guest returns from Slavonia with his soul filled from the sincere feeling of being welcome. The traditional Slavonian hospitality has been nurtured here from generation to generation. The Slavonians truly care that their guests feel comfortable, that they have a good time, enjoy themselves and take beautiful memories of Slavonia home.

The feeling of being sincerely welcome and the bigheartedness of the hosts add to the beautiful views of the valleys and fields, green hills, vineyards, small but nicely organised towns with their attractive shops tailored for a pleasant life, rivers flowing here along which life has been created and stories on Nobel prize winners and their achievements told. A stay in Slavonia will restore your life force, give you a feeling of simplicity, immediacy and being sincerely welcome by the host, all woven into the life’s value system.

Slavonia is a region cultivating the image of abundance of food, a region where people have eaten well and lavishly since time immemorial, a region full of flavours. Slavonian wines have been drunk and are still drunk at royal courts, while the exceptionally rich gastronomic and wine tradition are accompanied with numerous interesting stories such as the one about the largest wine barrel in Erdut, honeydew honey, stories on Graševina and Traminac and many others spicing up the extraordinary eno and gastronomic events.

PRESERVED NATURE
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PRESERVED NATURE

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A main advantages adorning the region of Slavonia is the preserved and beautiful landscape. In a relatively small space, there are three protected areas: Kopački rit, Mura-Drava and Papuk, of which each is special in its own way and differing from each other. The beauty of the landscape is made of the Danube, Drava, Sava and Bosut rivers, which even though different with regard to their features, make this region unique. Regardless of its image as a valley, Slavonia is a region where there are also mountains changing the view while traveling through Slavonia.

Numerous flatbed wetlands of Slavonia portray a great wealth of forests known for its monumental pedunculate oak trees, in particular the Spačva basin between the Bosut and Sava. Slavonia is well-known also for its vineyards and the wine cellaring tradition, in particular the Kutjevo, Baranja, Erdut and Srijem vineyards with their famous cellars of Kutjevo, Kneževi Vinogradi, Zmajevac, Suza, Erdut and Ilok.

TRADITION
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TRADITION

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Slavonia is a region of legends whose myths and secrets have been proudly handed down from generation to generation. Slavonians proudly stick to their traditions such as the harvest festival, folk costumes or local folk music. Celebrating it as a breadbasket and a wine-growing area, among which standing out are particularly the Kutjevo vineyards with one of the oldest European wine cellars, the Romans were inspired and named it ‘Vallis Aurea’ or the Golden Valley.

The original folk culture presents itself through numerous folk, music and gastronomic events, tamburica music, Bećarac and the tradition of preserving folk costumes known for their typically Slavonian golden needlework. A special charm comes from the typically Slavonian rural architecture with wide streets and elongated houses, a unique atmosphere of the ancient Slavonian plains and the traditional Slavonian hospitality.

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