EDEN finalist 2006/2007
In Karanac you will be told the story of master Geza Borbaš who used to live in the former street Obrtnička ulica where around 30 craft workshops were located. He made the first kulen sausage in 1905 which became the most famous delicacy of eastern Croatia and the pride of every person from Baranja. Apart from kulen, in Karanac you can also try the spicy fiš paprikaš (fish stew), čobanac (Croatian shepherd stew), carp in wooden fork or catfish perklet stew with home-made noodles. You will be also surprised by snails in nettle sauce and baked black locust flowers. You will not be able to resist the smell of freshly baked bread from clay ovens or the excellent award-winning wines.
Wide streets with traditional houses, the street of forgotten past times with a potter’s workshop, a barrel-making workshop, a carpentry and weaving workshop, a barber shop and inn, rural households and family farms attract visitors who enjoy the rural environment. Horse carriage rides, riding, rooms with a view of the hen house, traditional interior design, fresh local products - all form part of the offer of this place which has become known as an ethno-village in the recent years. Overlooking the fields and vineyards, Karanac lies at the foot of the Baranja mountain - an affectionate local name for a hill of 243 meters. Be it a mountain or a hill, this is an popular excursion spot perfect for lovers of active vacations.