Croatia has become one of the hottest destinations in Europe- particularly for cruises. But what if you are landlubbers? Prefer the soil to the rocking of a ship? Then wine tasting in Slavonia might be for you. A country rich in history and lore is equally rich in wine and cuisine. Who knew?
Here are a few highlighted dates, destinations, tours and a very detailed personal experience from our travel diva Sheila Gaspers.
SEASONAL EVENTS : A region of festivals. A few favorites: Brodsko Kolo, the oldest folklore festival in Croatia; Vinkovci’s Autumn Festival and the Ilok’s Grape Harvest Fest — all celebrations showcasing traditional songs and dance.
SPECIAL PLACES: Kutjevo Castle- home to Croatia’s oldest wine cellar dating back to the 13th Century. Belje Vineyards -a rival to Napa. The Grand Museum Ilok- for a true glimpse of the the Danube region’s illustrious past.
TOURS: You will find a wide range of activities in Croatia beyond wine tasting – cycling, hiking, sport fishing, sailing and more. Contact Croatia Tourism Office for tour packages and operators.