Pancake-flat, river-rich Slavonia is all but untouched by tourism, with unique natural wonders and delicious regional cuisine.
The wetlands of Kopački Rit are one of Europe’s finest ornithological reserves, perfect for boat tours, biking and hiking. Osijek, Slavonia’s largest town, has a lovely riverfront setting and fortress quarter, while the Baranja region is renowned for its wineries.
The impact of the war hit hardest in southeast Slavonia, where historic Vukovar is slowly regaining its role as an important regional city and Ilok, on the Serbian border, is again attracting visitors to its fine wine cellars and historic old town.
Bordered by three major rivers (Sava, Drava and Danube), this fascinating region has long held strong connections with Hungary, Serbia and Germany. Slavonia’s key appeal lies in this culturally intriguing mix that makes it closer to central Europe than coastal Croatia.