Fodor's Expert Review Papuk Nature Park

Požega Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice
Home to the largest mountain in Slavonia, this was the first geopark in Croatia to be recognized by UNESCO for its geological, biological and cultural diversity. Within its 336 square kilometers (129 square miles) are beech, oak, and fir forests, fresh rivers and waterfalls, the beautiful Jankovac Forest Park, and the large and inviting Lake Orahovica. There are hiking and biking trails and guided tours can be arranged. There are also archaeological sites from the Sopot and Starčevačka cultures (5500–3500 BC) as well as Ružica Grad, an abandoned medieval castle that was built in the 15th century during Hungarian rule. It can be reached by hiking 15 minutes uphill from Lake Orahovica; it's very much worth the effort if you're looking for a bit of solitude. The visitors center is located in Velika, but the lakes and Ružica Grad can be reached in a half hour from Kutjevo.
Park (National/State/Provincial) Green Fodor's Choice

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Požeško-Slavonska  Croatia

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