Continental Croatia

Continental Croatia

Central Croatia is the area lying in the valleys of the rivers Sava, Drava and Mura. Visiting it means getting to know the continental character of the country, see the lowlands that are so ideally complemented with mellow hills and mounts the slopes of which are mostly covered with vineyards, walk the forests of oak, beech and other deciduous trees, visit medieval burgs, castles and manor houses.

Have you always longed for a holiday away from the summer heat and the vibrant atmosphere of the Mediterranean in an idyllic, green and hilly environment with ancient woodlands, vineyards and rivers? Do you favour the tranquil and soothing atmosphere of the mainland, where romantic medieval towns, summer homes and manors dot the countryside? In that case, you should set out to the north of Zagreb and enjoy the blessings offered by Central Croatia.

Shaped by the force of the mighty rivers Drava, Danube, Sava and Ilova, Slavonia is a mythical region that for centuries has guarded its treasures. It is characterised by the wide, endless expanse of the golden Pannonia plains, which have always been a promised land. Take a walk through the Old Town of Osijek, visit the traditional villages of Baranja and the Kopački rit Nature Park, go mountaineering, enjoy the many rich thermal spring. And wherever you find yourself, you are going to be met with a warm welcome and friendship so typical of Slavonia and its people.
Ilok is the easternmost town in Croatia and it is where the east and the west merge. It rises harmoniously over the Danube and is surrounded by the slopes of Fruška gora and beautiful vineyards. Ilok is the Danubian wine kingdom, and its Gewürztraminer and other wine varieties of this region are conquering both the market and most of the town’s visitors.
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Karlovac – a city on four rivers (Korana, Kupa, Mrežnica, Dobra) is 55 km from the capital, and its favourable position at the intersection of major thoroughfares make it suitable for a short break on a journey towards the sea.
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Ogulin is a town located at the foot of Klek (1182 m), a mountain beauty in a spacious valley which has two beautiful rivers flowing into it - Dobra and Zagorska Mrežnica.
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Osijek is the largest city in Slavonia, on the banks of the Drava and the seat of the county of Osijek-Baranja, making it an administrative, industrial and cultural centre.
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Slavonski Brod, the sixth largest Croatian city is situated on the banks of the Sava River and at the crossroads of major European roads. 
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Valpovo is a village, whose origins reach back to the distant past. It is located on the Slavonian highway between Osijek and Donji Miholjac. 
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Vinkovci is the largest city in the South Eastern Slavonia on the river Bosut, between the Danube and Sava. In addition to its rich cultural and historical attractions and events, Vinkovci is a treasure of natural beauty and richness in the city itself and its surroundings. 
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