The region of Požega Slavonian County
Genuinely embodies the antithesis of a plain is known as the Požega Slavonian County. Psunj, Papuk, Krndija, Dilje, and Požeškaa Gora round the Požega basin. With its ridges and peaks extending from eastern peaks (713 m) above Kutjevo, over the highest peak of Papuk (953 m), and all the way to western Petrov vrh (615 m) near Daruvar, the northern mountain massif of Papuk is particularly interesting. It shields the basin from northern winds, and the southern slopes have a milder climate than in the Požega basin itself.
A captivating area with ideal conditions for the growth of tourism, which attracts an increasing number of tourists from Croatia, other European nations, and the rest of the world every year.
What was the way of life in Poega like in the past?
How were meals created? With whom did the famous Poega people “make love”? Who made Baron Trenk famous for his accomplishments? How did Friar Luka Ibrišimović obtain the moniker Sokol (Hawk)?
Find the answers to these questions, as well as many other fascinating historical details, in the Požešeka Kua Visitor Center, which is situated in the city’s heart.
A ticket is required to activate the multimedia display on the bottom level, which will take you on an engaging historical journey.
You can test your skills in a direct battle with the enigmatic Baron Trenk after hearing the tale of Friar Luka Ibrišimović and Grgurevo, which the people of Poega commemorate as the city’s day, while taking in the natural beauty of the Poega region on a drunken bicycle.
You can find wonderful foods that were once served on Slavonian tables, as well as two of Požega’s greatest brands—wine and chocolate—in the enigmatic cellar. Then, accept the challenge to put together your dessert and participate in the quiz about the enticing chocolate, which, together with the cork, is the original ticket to the Poega House, and download the historic recipes from the Museum in a Pot.
Terra Panonica Interpretation Center
Only at Pleternica can you swim alongside whales and sharks in the former Pannonian Sea’s deep blue waters. And it’s a lovely sensation, particularly if you dive with a friend and share this memorable occasion with them. And everything is possible at the Terra Panonica Interpretation Center. Thanks to virtual reality and VR glasses, the lines separating reality from fantasy blur, time assumes a completely new dimension, and you can journey back in time to a time when Psunj, Papuk, and Krndija were islands above.
Numerous fossils of once-living organisms, primarily marine animals, provide evidence of the “Slavonic archipelago’s” lengthy history. These fossils can be found in Velika at the Papuk Nature Park’s entrance features a striking display in the Pannonian Sea House.
The younger children will also enjoy playing with sea sand on the interactive floor in this charming visitor-educational center, while older children can navigate the maze of quizzes and statues of prehistoric Slavonians, including sharks and rhinoceroses, in the yard. genuinely exciting for the entire family.
Park Prirode Papuk
On its margins are the ruins of majestic medieval cities, on the slopes are picturesque spots where life flourishes, and in deep and diversified forests, a rich flora and fauna hides. It was proclaimed a nature park in 1999 and a UNESCO global geopark in 2007. An ideal location for relaxation, inspiration, meditation, and amusement away from the pavement…
The first eco-camp Duboka in continental Croatia is a terrific option if you’re looking for anti-stress therapy, complete quiet, harmony, and a real living in harmony with nature. It is situated in the town of Velika, in a lovely mountain valley beside the Duboanka stream, right at the entrance to the Nature Park.
Outside of the summer, the Shhhuma restaurant operates as a first-rate a-la-carte establishment with a gorgeously furnished contemporary atmosphere and a seating capacity. Chef Branko Ognjenović prepared the new à la carte menu for you! Enjoy classic cuisine done a little more contemporaryly. Great variety Pizzas. Shhhuma is a restaurant and coffee shop that is open daily from 9:00 to 22:00.
The Jesuits constructed an impressive baroque fortress on the ruins of the Cistercian abbey Vallis Honesta de Gotho in the 18th century, and the Turković family owned the site during its pinnacle. The oldest wine cellar, dating from 1232, is located beneath it. A vast wine library, nearly 800 years of unbroken wine heritage, and the tale of Empress Maria Theresa and Baron Franjo Trenk, who in 1741 spent a whole seven days there while savoring the enduring effects of wine’s euphoric effects, are all present. The oldest cellar in this part of Europe is a popular tourist destination.
A short distance from the old city center and in the serenity of the magnificent Požeška Gora slopes is Grgin dol, Požega’s cult restaurant and hotel, also known as Grginjak. It has a continuous history spanning more than 70 years and is a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors.
We ate delicious fried pancakes and perch fillet. The structure not only offers a restaurant, but also hotel rooms. Grgin dol is a favorite with visitors to Poega because it is so near to the city center.
Josipović Sparkling Wine
Jazz is made from a basis of Graševina and Rhenish Riesling. It is not a replica of any particular sparkling wine. It’s made using the traditional technique of second fermentation in the bottle, after which it matures for roughly 1.5 years on the yeast. Tango was the second sparkling wine they put on the market. Its berries are pink because it is derived from Pinot Gris, a natural clone of Pinot Noir that has aged and lost its color. The color is easily transferred to a wine that resembles rosé if they are macerated, which is soaking in must.
We tasted both, and the third one was from the Merlot variety. Not much sparkling wine is produced in this part of Croatia yet, so the Josipović family opened the door to the market. To me, one of the best in Croatia.
A genuine discovery is the family of Davor Romić,s wines. This humble winemaker presented himself with a variety of wines, most of which received high ratings from the Zagreb Institute of Winery. The abundance of flavor and quality so serves as further evidence that Požeška Gora’s vineyards are capable of producing the best. Nearly five hectares of the vineyard are tended to by Davor, his wife, and their four children. They are performing well. They will soon become a significant player in the area, in my opinion.
Villas Montis are located in Novo Zvečevo at an altitude of 447 m on the Papuk mountain. Villas Tena, Maja, Sara and Rebecca are very comfortable with swimming pools and all the benefits of luxury accommodation. The owners are known for their hospitality and friendly attitude towards their guests, and as they say, they can organize everything needed for an unforgettable vacation. They are located at a distance of less than 60 km from as many as 6 Slavonian cities: Požega, Virovitica, Daruvar, Lipik, Orahovica and Kutjevo.
Nearby is the well-known Jankovac excursion site, which fascinates with its natural beauty, Rupnica – a unique geological monument, and the Lisičine Arboretum, which has over 500 different families of woody plants.
The Zlatni Lug restaurant, which is situated in a picturesque Slavonian town and surrounded by a green plain, emanates tradition and is the ideal spot to unwind away from the bustle of the city.
A wide variety of native meals and domestic goods will take you on a true gastronomic excursion that every palette will enjoy to the utmost. The atmosphere of the restaurant will offer you a true experience of Slavonia and its centuries-old history.
In addition to the restaurant, Zlatni Lug provides lodging with 20 contemporary rooms and one unique ethnic room designed in the traditional Slavic manner with local furnishings and accents.
The highlight of my two-day stay in Požega Slavonian County was dinner at Zlatni lug. My experience led me to suggest this restaurant without reservation to anyone seeking a hedonistic adventure.
Visitors who return from this county recount their experiences in their homes for a long time. Therefore, regardless of the era, the road is underfoot and in the direction of Požega.
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