Croatian mathematicians from one of our prestigious faculties came up with a mathematical equation to “a new ”incredible discovery and cognitions.
They calculated and proved how it is the distance between Split and Osijek is the same in both directions, as in the case of Pula and Vukovar or Zagreb and Vinkovci. Yes, I know it sounds amazing. The distance between Osijek and Split is exactly 687 kilometers, and to make things better, it is the same distance in the other direction if you travel from Split to Osijek. Also, the distance between Pula and Vukovar is exactly 559 kilometers, and in the other direction, not a kilometer more. And now it is already clear that the same applies to the distance between Zagreb and Vinkovci.
As I was pleasantly surprised by this discovery, I decided to test it last summer and see for myself if it was true. I left Vinkovci for Pula and back, and two weeks later I traveled to Split and back. And yes, really, the distance is the same in both directions. Trust me on the words, tried and tested on your skin.
Are you surprised too?
This story, published several years ago, was written with the aim of change the negative perception of Slavonia. Often, to my question and invitation to visit Slavonia, the interlocutors answer that Slavonia is far away.
No, Slavonia is not far. If we look from Zagreb, you will arrive in Vinkovci or Osijek sooner than in Zadar or Šibenik. It should be acknowledged that it is precisely this negative perception, how far Slavonia is, that is the fact - and the same that perception needs to change. And that was the goal of writing this article, which is in the original on our portal HrTurizam.hr released in the summer of 2017.
When we talk about continental tourism, domestic tourists are always an important base, and that's why I invite you - visit Slavonia and explore continental Croatia. Travel around the world, study, watch, educate yourself, but you should definitely get to know your country as well. We have something to brag about and show off. In fact, believe me, you will be delighted by everything Slavonija has to offer. From hills and valleys, white sandy beaches, a ride on the beautiful blue Danube, to a rich eno and gastronomic offer. And that's not all... You have something to do minimum 7 days in Slavonia. Amazing stories and experiences are waiting for you to discover them.
Prices in Slavonia are the same all year round, hotels and restaurants are open all year round and Slavonians really live and try develop a destination through 365 days a year. If you are wondering when is the best time to visit Slavonia, the best advice is - always. Each season is one new and different tourist story, so you can’t go wrong whenever you come.
We have to respect ourselves a little more, tradition, culture and identity… I invite you, let Slavonia introduce itself to you and impress you. And yes, the distance between Split and Osijek is really the same in both directions, if you don't believe me, see for yourself. I challenge you!
Come, Get to know your country - Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem you are waiting with open hearts.
Vukovar-Srijem County Tourist Board
Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board
Požega-Slavonia County Tourist Board
Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board
Virovitica-Podravina County Tourist Board
The text is still relevant because it is still Slavonia if you ask the inhabitants of Dalmatia, Istria or northern Croatia and even Zagreb - far. I'm still waiting for somewhere in Zagreb to see a big billboard of Slavonia's tourist boards, which might say: Slavonic metropolis Osijek two hours, Baranja two and a half hours, cradle of European civilization Vučedol 2 and a half hours, European Amazon Kopački rit 2 hours, Mountain that remembers the sea Papuk an hour and a half, Zlatna dolina an hour and a half, Beach on the Sava in Slavonski Brod an hour and a half, Vinkovci home of the oldest Indo-European calendar two and a half hours... continue the series.
The challenge still stands! The Easter holidays can be an occasion to explore the offer of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem, and precisely on this page where you are now has probably more tourist stories from Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem than anywhere else on the internet. Explore them.