About Cakovec

Located on a strategically important point between rivers of Mura and Drava, the city of Cakovec has always been valuable to its governors. Formed as a military camp in 13th century, it soon became the settlement of Croatian nobles, the Zrinski Family. A lot of decisions which shaped Croatian history were made in Cakovec, especially in its impressive Keep of Stari Grad.

But despite its militaristic past, modern Cakovec is far from being a warrior’s stronghold. As a matter of fact, it is called “Hortus Croatiae”, or “The Garden of Croatia”. This is due to large investments in floral development, so visitors are free to enjoy promenades, parks and other flowery outdoors.

From the perspective of Christian religion, Cakovec is also an interesting destination. St. Jerome, the author of Bible’s Latin translation, was born in Stridor. The settlement is now non-existent, but experts believe it was located in the Croatian city’s close vicinity.

And finally, one can perceive Cakovec as an important destination for wine lovers. Being a notable part of Medimurje region’s wine road, it is a place where glasses are never empty, and where every guest has a smile on face.

Cakovec
40000, Čakovec, Croatia

Discover Medimurje, Oasis of Croatian North

It might be the smallest county that Croatia has, but what it lacks in size Medimurje exceeds in content and cultural background. Located far in the north of the country, this region is often nicknamed ‘oasis’ or ‘garden’ of Croatia due to its rich soil and abundant river resources. It is also quiote interesting for business opportunities, being included in Financial Times list of small regions worthy of foreign investing. Surrounded with rivers Drava and Mura, Medimurje is the place to go in spring. April and May tend to be the best months to visit during the year, as they come with a lot of cultural events and folklore manifestations. In the small town of Prelog, festivals of flowers and…

Read More