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Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

(Photo credit: Davorin Krešić)

To get the full Croatia experience you need to discover all of the country. Srijem and Slavonia in the east of the country has loads to offer with cities like Vinkoci, Vukovar and Ilok and is a great place to head to with friends for a getaway.  

Earlier autumn is a great time to visit. Here are some insider tips:

Wellness in Vinkovci

Nothing is better than a nice massage, a peeling after the summer, deep hydration of the face, swimming in the pool, relaxing in the jacuzzi or in the warmth of the sauna in great company. 

Hotel Villa Lenije was created for a wellness day. Combine a relaxing day in the elite part of Vinkovci with a walk along the Bosut and coffee on the Korzo surrounded by the most beautiful baroque buildings in the city. 

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Coffee and cake (Photo: Domaćica Sanja)

A real anti-stress therapy, especially for those who come from large urban areas, to get your visit started off on the right note.

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Villa Lenije

Domestic House Lola

Modern and airy interior, a combination of industrial design and minimalism, a gourmet experience in the restaurant, a favourite drink in the cafe, quality rooms – Domestic House Lola is located in the centre of Vukovar’s Baroque core, in the restored palace of the Paunović family from the end of the 19th century and is one of the most attractive places to relax with a coffee or a drink. So if you’re just passing through, be sure to stop by.

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Domestic House Lola (Photo: Marko Džavić)

The urban face of Vukovar 

This is where the popular Croatian borosanas and starters footwear were created. If you are a fan of the urban scene, it is good to know that this city on the Danube is the most beautiful open-air gallery with murals, 3D anamorphic paintings and graffiti signed by famous Croatian and world street art artists.

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Red borosanas (Photo: Marko Džavić)

And one more thing. Vukovarsko beer is drunk in Vukovar. This will be recommended by every beer lover, and one of the favourite places for this beer is Vukovarsko pub. 

Villa Lenije

(Photo: VukovArt)

Holiday homes 

If freedom and privacy is what you are looking for. You will find them in holiday homes in urban areas or ambient villages. The dam in Vinkovci or the Pearl of the Danube in Vukovar are just some of such places, and for celebrations like hens’ parties or birthdays there is Leila’s Garden in Ivankovo. 

Discovering eastern Croatia: Weekend with friends in Srijem and Slavonia

Leila’s Garden (Photo credit: Davorin Krešić)

A great choice for a relaxing holiday, a great starting point for excursions in the Vukovar-Srijem County. Early autumn in Srijem and Slavonia are ideal for socialising in the garden, sunbathing by the pool or coffee on the terrace.

Start and end the journey with Ilok sparkling wine

Ilok is one of the most beautiful towns you will see, it is the wine centre of Srijem and Slavonia, and the sparkling wines of Ilok wineries were enjoyed by the famous Rolling Stones. Light, fluttery, comfortable, it will suit you by hanging out with your friends. Have you tasted Ilok rosée or honey predicate wines? The ladies adore them.

 

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