Podravska highway, along which passengers only a few years ago did not have public international transport available despite the strength of this road, is now excellently connected by bus lines.
FlixBus, synonymous with bus travel, since its entry into Croatia, is the first daily traffic connected Osijek with the Podravska highway, that is, with cities such as Slatina, Virovitica and Koprivnica, as well as with Varaždin and Čakovec, with each other, but also with the rest of Europe, which has the greatest demand from the inhabitants of this part of Croatia.
A few days ago, in addition to the daily departure from Osijek at 16:45, the Podravska magistrala was connected by FlixBus with an additional morning departure three times a week at 11:45 in the direction of Slovenia, Austria and Germany. From these countries, the journey can easily continue to Europe.
In addition to exploring European metropolises, cities such as Virovitica, Koprivnica, Varaždin or Čakovec became easily accessible to Slavonians and Baranjes. Upcoming events like Renaissance Festival in Koprivnica or internationally recognized Spancirfest in Varaždin, can be an excellent idea for spending August exploring the corners of the continental part of Croatia.
Renaissance festival it is held on the remains of the Koprivnica city ramparts and bears the title Mostbolis a tourist event of Croatia 2019/2020 This festival will take you back to the long gone times of the Middle Ages. The festival gathers over 1000 costumed participants from more than ten European countries who faithfully recreate late medieval life through knightly tournaments and horse fights, fencing, the largest fair of old crafts, the largest and unique wooden labyrinth, medieval music and entertainers. The eno and gastronomic offer is also interesting because only here you can try nettle beer, mead, capon, pheasant or boar in the medieval way.
Spancirfest raises the bar of quality year after year. This year too, the popular manifestation in Varaždin will offer its visitors a rich program with numerous newspapers. Concerts, street performers, workshops, exhibitions, creative, rich exhibition and sales offer, gastronomic delights and numerous other contents have been announced. There will be something for everyone, and lovers of good food and quality wine will also find something for themselves.
- The strong connection of Osijek with the rest of Croatia and Europe also opens numerous avenues for the arrival of some new tourists to this part of Croatia., said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region.