Set sail from Osijek

Drava in Osijek, photo credit by Old Town

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, but it would undoubtedly be tourist attractions. Many would like to get to know Croatia from the perspective of slow and lazy floating, with the possibility of docking at many coastal attractions…

Drava river banks, photo credit by Old Town

Drava river banks, photo credit by Old Town

Let’s imagine a ‘tourist miracle’ as a small luxury river cruiser that sails Croatian rivers and docks near restaurants, wineries, eco farms, hunting grounds, or ponds. Let’s imagine team buildings, weddings or private celebrations, graduation ceremonies, and much more… Such an attraction would soon find a ‘way’ to travel agencies that would sell continental Croatia more efficiently and follow the concept of ​​365 days of tourism.
It is no secret that such cruisers sail from Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest to the Black Sea. It’s very attractive to overseas guests who can get to know much of Europe by traveling on rivers.

In front of Osijek, photo credit by Old town

In front of Osijek, photo credit by Old town

Here are some statistics; more than ten years have passed since the first cruiser dropped anchor in the Drava near Osijek. During that time, cruising the Drava and the Danube, more than 30,000 passengers with 300 cruisers arrived in the Slavonian metropolis.

Speedboat tours from Osijek, photo credit by Old town, Igor Živković

Speedboat tours from Osijek, photo credit by Old town, Igor Živković

But there are those of us who think similarly.
It has recently been possible to set sail from Osijek. Igor Živković, a young man from Osijek, started trade with maritime and coastal tourist transport. So today we can experience a tour of Slavonia and Baranja, along the rivers Drava and Danube.

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava and Igor Živković, photo credit by Old Town

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava in Osijek and Igor Živković, photo credit by Old Town

Get to know Osijek’s city by water or go along the Drava River towards the mouth of the mighty Danube – Croatia’s water connection with Central Europe. The course of the Danube stretches along 2960 km, and it is precisely through Croatia that it is presented in its most beautiful natural edition.
A tour of the Drava marshes and tributaries in the summer also provides a stop at the river baths.

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava in the colors of red-and-white squares photo credit by Old Town

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava in the colors of red-and-white squares, photo credit by Old Town

You can choose a full-day speedboat trip from Osijek via Aljmaš to Erdut, or an adrenaline tour that combines a speedboat trip, quads, untouched nature, wine tasting, and traditional Slavonian local dishes.
Hopefully, others will follow Igor Živković and his company Old Town to provide a completely different picture of Slavonia, Baranja, and Osijek. We glide on Croatia’s waterways and enjoy the beauty of eastern Croatia!

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava photo credit by Old Town

Pedestrian bridge over the Drava photo credit by Old Town


Osijek, Croatia, photo credit by Old town

Osijek, Croatia, photo credit by Old town


Sailing boat in Osijek, photo credit by Igor Živković

Sailing boat in Osijek, photo credit by Igor Živković

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