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Ethno villages have started to spring up in the corners of the County away from the main routes where man and nature live in harmony and the tooth of time is visible on every step. These villages stand for the return to one's roots to land and nature, and the local produce you can obtain here (fruits, vegetables, food specialties, bread) exudes health, purity and authenticity. In some villages some families are making huge efforts to preserve the traditional architecture and atmosphere of their farms.


The Eco-ethno village Stara Kapela is situated just forty kilometres away from Slavonski Brod. This fairy-tale like village represents a combination of the desire for the preservation of the ethnological heritage of Slavonia and the consciousness about the fact that a clean and healthy environment is the foundation of a sustainable development. A once nearly extinct village, it was renovated exclusively with old materials and represent the type of a traditional village that Slavonia used to be full of. The wonderful ambience is fulfilled by thirteen kilometres of cycling tracks equipped with all the necessary tourist contents (gazebos – chardaks, informative boards, etc.). Guest can also enjoy horse-riding, as well as riding in peasant wagons and sledges.

Learn more about the ethno village Stara Kapela

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ETHNO-ECO HOMESTEAD “Matin i Anin stan”


The Arić Family homestead, in Gornji Crnogorci (at Staro Petrovo Selo)), spans 25.000 m2. In addition to a traditionally decorated house, used for the accommodation of guests, the homestead also holds barns, cellars, tasting rooms, animal stalls, terraces, open hearths for food preparation, a pond full of carp, a herd of fallow deer, horses – the Slavonian Posavac breed, cattle – the Slavonian Podolac breed, pigs – the black Slavonian pig Fajferica, sheep, goats and poultry. A stroll through an alley of walnut trees, old sorts of apples, pears and quinces… a space for your children where you do not have to fear cars, a spaces for walks without the noise and rush of the modern world, a space just for you and your friends.

Besides at this homestead, you also enjoy authentic, homemade Slavonian delicacies at the Dukat restaurant in Nova Gradiška, which is owned by the same family.




In the eastern part of Slavonski Brod, just 5km from the Savus hotel, in Bukovlje, at the slopes of the beautiful Dilj mountain, Brod’s first grange, Eco-ethno Grange Savus, is situated. The grange spans through 10 acres of forests and meadows with a view of the panorama of the city of Slavonski Brod. Its many sports courts (a few football fields, a volleyball court, boules, a golf driving range, kilometres of promenades and jogging paths, a paintball arena and other sports activities) are just a part of what the grange offers for the organization of team buildings, socializing and manifestations.

The Slavonian house, which is decorated in a traditional style, serves homemade Slavonian specialties prepared in accordance with traditional recipes and cooked at the fire of a Slavonian oak right in front of the guest’s eyes. The food is served in an old-fashioned, enamelled tableware in order to evoke the quality and the pride of living in the Slavonian region. The grange’s vine cellar offers a wide range of Slavonian wines and rakijas.



The tourist family homestead Kereković was opened three years ago, as the first tourist family destination in the Brod Postavina County, in the Živike village, in the vivid Slavonian countryside. Its gastronomic offer consists of homemade recipes, prepared from the groceries made at the homestead, in Živike and Pričac. The guests can try these homemade meals and drinks in a smaller space, with about 40 sitting places, or in a space for bigger groups, a covered dinning area with about 150 to 200 sitting places. There, they will enjoy some homemade rakija, wines from the Oriovac region, and especially kulen and švargl – famous Slavonian specialties.

The homestead has 8 Lipizzans which is why it offers both rides in a wagons or barouche carts and horse-riding, for those who enjoy it. Besides that, there are endless teambuilding and recreational sports opportunities. Lovers of water will be amazed by the “Graničar” riverboat which will take them on a sail through the Sava river.


The Posavina educational road exceptionally combines the stories about the gastronomy, history, archaeology, folklore and the people’s legacy of Posavina, simultaneously offering opportunities for river and hunting tourism, adventurism and cycling. The road that goes through the Slavonian forest and by the flow of the river Sava, is about 30 kilometres long and thanks to the tourist interpretation boards on it, you can travel it alone or in an organized manner, accompanied by tourist workers.

Learn everything about the history, tradition, folk customs, cultural heritage and the natural beauties of the river Sava and the Posavian forest. Take a peak in to the yards of village homestead, feel Posavina with all your senses and immerse yourself into the smell of homemade products and the beauty of the scenery. Let your soul be relaxed and you heart be stolen by the quacking of the geese, the neighing of the horses and the warmth of the Posavian people.

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This family homestead is settled in Cernik, at the southern brows of Psunj and the western slopes of the Požega mountain, as a part of a 40 hectares large orchard. Besides traditionally styled accommodation, the homestead also offers a winter garden, a tasting room, a wine cellar and a spirit’s cellar, a ZOO with farm animals, a foosball court with artificial grass, a children’s playground and a fishing pond. The homestead’s advantage is that it also offers accommodation for pets and, if desired, the ability to sleep on hay in the rooms.





In the Oprisavci village, about 20 kilometers east of Slavonski Brod, the large eating establishment “Grandpa Tunja’s house” is settled. It is an old Slavonian house with a barn which has been renovated in the traditional style and adapted for the accommodation of guests. But, in the large, finely designed yards, there are also 3 taverns, an alehouse, a souvenir house and a children’s playground.



The Milec family ZOO in the nearby village of Ruščica is home to 70 species of animals and birds, domestic and wild, including a bear, a tiger, an eagle and the monkey Bobo. Guests will surely appreciate the nicely landscaped environment and attractively designed animal quarters.



Located between Nova Gradiška and Davor, Orubica is a typical lowland village lying at the banks of the River Sava. It has 746 inhabitants and is one of the few villages that have survived along the river, where floods have forced people to move. Before the construction of the dam, Orubica was an island for the better part of the year. The Church of St. Elijah in Orubica dates back to the 19th century.


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A typical Slavonian village, Kobaš is situated along the river Sava in the Oriovac district. It is abundant with interesting cultural monuments such as the Gothic Church of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the so-called Virgin Mary Sanctuary, and the baroque Church of St. John the Baptist. Also worth seeing, are the houses with a characteristic architecture, with roofs covered with gatherings of storks nesting on chimneys which is one of the tourist attraction of the area.


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In the Garčin village, there is a unique sport and eating establishment called Ranch Marin. The ranch consists of stalls with boxes for 20 horses, a fenced riding school and training property and a large space for the free movement and the pasture of the horse. A racetrack for the “Derby” equestrian jumping competition, two smaller boxes for mares and foals, a silo for granulated food and a hall for hay were built at the ranch. For accommodation, the visitors of Ranch Marin have a 40-bed hostel for rent at their disposal. The guests can drink some refreshments in café decorated in the Slavonian style and they can grab a bite in a fast food restaurant which is also located at the ranch.



becarska kuca

While the yard buildings of the Crljen family homestead showcases a typical homestead of the Slavonian peasant from the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, the so called “bećarska kuda” offers the tastes of typical Slavonian homemade recipes. The ethno yard offers the possibility of organizing (with a prior announcement) collective traditional children’s game, as well creative workshop aimed at creating traditional instruments (flutes) under the guidance of masters of plucked instruments.