Papuk is a mountain in Slavonia, the northeastern region of Croatia, on the very edge of the Pozhega Valley. The highest peak is Papuk with heights slightly less than 1000 meters. Papuk has been a popular destination for hikers and mountaineers since the mid-19th century, when a local nobleman had a vision and began creating a nature park on Papuk around Lake Jankovac. Since then, hikers and mountaineers from all over Slavonia have visited Papuk enjoying the spring waters and reviving the dense forest. On the mountain is the first Croatian geological monument of nature, called Rupnica. The dense forests of Papuk are a habitat and shelter for deer, roe deer, wild boar, foxes and martens.

Papuk waters are also intriguing and dynamic. Namely, mountain streams are home to specific species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and aquatic invertebrates. Papuk has several water sources - Chadavica, Karasica and Pakra - which contribute to the attractiveness of this area, as well as freshness in the warm summer months. Another tradition on Papuk is viticulture, so the southern slopes of Papuk are full of neat vineyards maintained by local winegrowers.

The freshness of the Papuk forests hides the remains of seven ancient cities. Most of the fortresses date from the 13th century, the period of the Ottoman invasion. Papuk Nature Park offers the pleasure of discovering the mountains and waterfalls of Slavonia. A simple desire to travel is all you need to get here because the area is mild, suitable for recreation and does not require special equipment or skills.

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I really enjoyed my visit to Papuk. I particularly delighted in hiking in the dense forests and watching the wild boars, foxes, deers, and cute martens. The guides were super friendly and I really had a pleasant time.
It was a delightful time while visiting this place with my girlfriend. We enjoyed taking walks and admiring the lush surroundings. The beautiful mountain huts where we slept in were so Disney-like. We shall bring our friends next time to experience this paradise.
My friends and I had a terrific time climbing this mountain. The mountain peaks were beautiful and the stunning views at the tops are forever etched on my memories. It's a magical place to visit.
Papuk is a hidden jewel that my family and I enjoyed discovering. It was a very exciting trip visiting this picturesque area. The magical waterfalls and woody fresh scents were just enchanting. We cant wait to be back.
This destination turned out to have a lot of adventures and fun things to try out. My friends and I had a wonderful time wine-tasting local fresh wines in the well-kept vineyards. It was a remarkable trip.
I really had a memorable trip visiting Papuk. I enjoyed watching the ancient fortresses remains that looked so charming. The entrancing surroundings were also a sight to behold. It's a spectacular place to vacation in.