Somewhere beyond the sea, there is a region called Slavonia. And it's a place you didn't think still existed in Europe. There is no coastline here, which has always meant fewer tourists. What it offers instead is something increasingly rare: unspoiled culture and undiscovered treasures. There are art galleries in Osijek, centuries-old wine cellars in Ilok, Baroque towns, natural parks, hot springs and rural festivals. As the breadbasket of Croatia, it has miles of cornfields, vineyards, and, in the right season, towering sunflowers in bloom. There are even sandy beaches along the Danube. One thing is certain: Slavonia will not stay undiscovered for long. But for now, it’s all yours. Welcome to the green heart of Croatia.One of the four historical regions of Croatia, the sweeping… Read More
Long a vital transport route, particularly between Zagreb and Belgrade, Slavonia was badly affected during the war in the 1990s and has spent the past couple of decades recovering. Despite some remaining hurdles, much of Slavonia today looks and feels almost as rejuvenated as the rest of Croatia. The region's sleepy towns and rural surroundings—from cornfields to forest-covered hills—have a distinctive low-key charm that can only be called Slavonian.