Eastern Croatia

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Eastern Croatia consists of the Osijek area; southeast is the Vukovar area. Slavonski Brod area is close to northern Bosnia. Finally, here is the Požega area, located north of Slavonski Brod and on the west of Osijek, the closest to Central Croatia.

On the Eastern side of Croatia, between the border with Hungary on the North and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the South, bounded by three major rivers that flow through Croatia – the Sava, Drava, and Danube, this is the magical (and yet, still undiscovered) area where long time ago a region that still stands here today has settled its roots- Slavonia.

Unlike other Croatian regions that many associates with seaside and mountainous nature, Slavonia is precisely the opposite which just proves how diverse a small country like Croatia can be.

Miles and Miles of wheatfields, high oak forests and beautiful plains in all colors of nature are just the part of this beautiful region.
Slavonia is one of the historically wealthiest parts in Croatia, where many significant historical moments took place.
The region was initially part of the Roman province of Pannonia, and after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Slavs settled there. Local tribes here created their first state, which will enter into an alliance with other Slavic tribes that called themselves „Slaveni“ which led to Slavonia’s name.

In 925 it became part of the Kingdom of Croatia. In 1091 the region was conquered by the Hungarians, 11 years before the rest of the then Croatian state. Then it becomes an administrative unit independent of Croatia, and it remains until the 19th century.

After the Revolution in 1848, Croatia and Slavonia constitute the autonomous Croatian-Slavonian region, which in1867 came to the Hungarian part of the monarchy. 1881. The Great Border is finally united with the civilian Croat, making the whole area again under Croatian rule.

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After Croatia declared independence in 1991, the Serb population established its state from parts of eastern and western Slavonia. The eastern part was called the Autonomous Serbian region, and during the hard times in Homeland War, it was Slavonia who suffered the most, lost many of its people and got many of its cities destroyed, especially city of Vukovar.

But time heals, and Slavonia came back to its regular life and doing things that were always the trademark of this region, such as excellent wine (most popular is made in Ilok, which was recently served during the British Royal wedding), meat deli products and even trendy sneakers by Borovo.

Cities you might want to visit in Slavonia? Osijek, Vinkovci, Vukovar, Đakovo…..and many more.

Think outside the box and discover stuff in foreign countries that are not the most popular tourist spots…..trust us, it’s worth it…..it’s pure serenity!

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The Gere winery, Hungarian Baranja, photo by croatia2go.com

Baranja – the land of wine

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St Peter Cathedral, Đakovo, Croatia, photo by Vladimir Franolić, photo credit by Đakovo TB

The Cathedral of St. Peter in Đakovo

The St. Peter’s Cathedral’s construction (1866–1882) is the most crucial event in the cultural history of Đakovo and one of the most essential Croatian construction projects of its time. Pope John XXIII described it; The most beautiful Cathedral between Venice and…
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The wine cellar of the Đakovo-Osijek Archdiocese, Croatia, photo by Denis Despot, photo credit by TB of Slavonia and Baranja

A Wine Heaven in Slavonia and Baranja

In Slavonia and Baranja, you will find the largest wine cellar, largest vineyard, giant barrel, top boutique wineries, and unforgettable sights and aromas. What should you do? You should ‘Head on East’, to the head-on-East-ic Wine Heaven of Croatia. 24. Vino…
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The confluence of the Drava and the Danube, photo by Denis Despot, photo credit by Tb Osijek sand baranja county

Head on East to Slavonija and Baranja

Head on East or Hedonist ? In Croatia, in Slavonia and Baranja, it means the same! Baranja gatori, Croatia, photo by Nenad Milić, photo credit by Osijek and Baranja TB Much less recognized than some other parts of Croatia, Slavonia…
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Sailing boat on Danube, photo credit by Igor Živković

Set sail from Osijek

The Drava in Osijek, photo credit by Old Town Once essential waterways, the Danube, Sava, and Drava mighty Croatian rivers are not sufficiently used. Unfortunately, today they are abandoned as an idea and not busy. It may not be modern,…
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Ilok old cellars, photo credit by Iločki podrumi

Ilok Cellars – The place where wine is a lifestyle!

Vineyards of Ilok, Croatia, photo credit by Iločki podrumi Wines are reflecting the power of the mighty Danube, the pride of over two millennium’s old traditions, and the character of the unique terroirs of Principovac and Vukovo! Originality and elegance…
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PRINCIPOVAC where winemaking is art and lifestyle!

One of the best wine-growing position in continental Croatia is situated on the hill called Principovac, 3.5 kilometers away from Ilok. Croatian-Attractions-Principovac.jpg At the time of Odescalchi princes, vineyards of Ilok cellar are grown and the family mansion was built.…
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Traditional Silk production photo by Croatian Attractions

Sericulture in Slavonia?

You definitely heard of legendary Chinese or Japanese silk, you may have heard of sericulture in the South of Croatia in Konavle but did you know of silk production in the most continental part of Croatia – in Slavonia? Believe it…
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Lipik thermal sanatorium

In the beautiful region of Slavonia, hides a little place that has been known for centuries and centuries tits magical healing powers –Lipik. This is the place where you can witness fantastic synergy of medical professionals and natural sources of…
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POPPY CAKE / MAKOVNJAČA

Poppy cake, or popularly called “Makovnjača” in Croatia, is a dish that you can hardly bypass during Christmas holidays or even birthday parties. Looking like a loaf of bread with a twirly inside, you might expect something you can barely…
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VEAL KNUCKLE – The perfect main dish

If you have invited friends for lunch and you don’t know what to prepare…veal knuckle is a great choice when choosing a main course! Ingredients: 1 veal knuckle, salt, pepper, roasting pan, aluminum foil Preparation: Thoroughly salt, pepper and oil the…
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