Flights to Zagreb take culture-hungry travellers to a charming city where quaint cafes and locally owned restaurants line busy medieval streets. From the historic Upper Town to the attraction-packed Lower Town, the city embodies new European cool.
During the spring and summer months, venture beyond the capital to explore breath-taking national parks and go hiking in the mountains. You can also spend a few days in the city soaking up the culture - the Museum of Contemporary Art is a must - then head to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, where you’ll find gorgeous Split. From there, swap the car for the sea and set sail to picturesque Hvar or Brac for a taste of the Adriatic.
Dubrovnik is not to be missed when you visit Croatia. Picturesque and full of history, the whimsical architecture of the walled Old Town will draw you in and ensure your holiday photographs pop.
But Zagreb isn’t just a summer break destination. In the colder months, the many museums offer both shelter and mental stimulation, and the ski resort of Sljeme on mountain Medvednica is just a twenty minute drive from the city. The traditional villages at the foot of the mountain produce some of the best gingerbread you’ll ever taste.
Business travellers with an interest in tech start-ups can seize opportunities in Zagreb too. All the largest Croatian companies, media and scientific institutions have headquarters there.
If time isn’t an issue, you also use Zagreb as your springboard on the ultimate Central European road trip.