Osijek is the largest city in Slavonia and also the fourth largest city in Croatia. When we talk about private accommodation
in Osijek, apartments, rooms or houses
, there are only 500 beds there, although the city has more than 83,000 inhabitants, and more than 100,000 with the suburbs. The Osijek tourist attraction is constantly growing. It is 'the greenest city in Croatia´, with more than 17 colorful parks throughout the city. There is also the second largest European river, the blue Drava river, which flows lazily through the city leaving a breath of Europe in this extreme east of Croatia. The area of the city has been inhabited since ancient times; archaeological finds confirm the settlement of the Celts in the 2nd century BC. From Celtic Mursa, it grows into Roman Mursa in the time of Hadrian, when the city penetrates beyond the Castrum, and spread gently accross plain. Osijek was first mentioned in 1196 as a city. In the 16th century it was conquered by the Turks under whose administration was for 150 years. After that, Osijek is expanding as a local fair and commercial center of this region. Perhaps that is the reason for patrimonies a kindness and exceptional accessibility of the people of Osijek. The hospitality is the most impressive thing of Osijek, it is a place where everyone feels at home. All city wide roads lead to the Fortress of Osijek, which was built in the 17th century by the Austro-Hungarian authorities after the liberation from the Turks to establish the defense of the south-eastern part of his empire. Today, the fortress forms the center of the city with museums, churches, restaurants and bars which are the guarantee of an excellent evening out. The upper and lower parts of the city, (Gornji i Donji grad), leaning to the Citadel are proud of the architectural jewels of Secessionist and Baroque style. Osijek is a university center, economic and cultural center of the region with the famous Croatian National Theater, which was built in 1866. The city is also a candidate for the Capital of Culture in 2020, and, therefore, offers a varied program; such as the urban music festival at 'Summer of Culture in Osijek´, with more than a few weeks of performances, film screenings, multimedia and entertainment events. Osijek is the inland city with a beach; spend hours of relaxation and refresh yourself on Copacabana, not in Brazil, but, of course, on Kopika in Osijek. Apart from swimming in the blue Drava river, here you can jump to one of four outdoor swimming pools in the summer. You can not miss the national Slavonian specialties, which can be found in restaurants and inns across the city. Treat yourself with sweets of Slavonia, the most imaginative of this country, who were preserved from oblivion due to grandmothers of Slavonia. Kopacki Rit nearby offers intriguing bicycle tours over landscapes and forests of Baranja. Osijek will capture you to become and remain the home of your heart. Osijek is well connected with the rest of Croatia, through the state road, popularly called Slavonika, also with other countries by train, with 'Osijek Airport´ accepting the cheapest flights from London, recently.
If you are looking for a private apartment
for spending your vacation in Osijek, browse through our offer bellow and find your perfect holiday accommodation in Osijek. Also in offer: hotels
, yacht charters
and other tourist facilities in Osijek and sorroundings.