A quintessential central European city with lovely parks and innumerable car-free streets made up entirely of outdoor cafes and charming shops, Zagreb is a city that embraces the modern but never forgets its glorious past. Founded in the Middle Ages, Zagreb began life as two separate entities, Kaptol and Gradec, which today comprise the historic Gornji Grad (Upper Town). Centered around the city's landmark cathedral, Kaptol was a religious center, while Gradec was home to craftsmen and merchants. Wandering the winding lanes and alleys of the Old Town, the fabulous open air flower and produce market (showcasing the best of the region's cheese, bakery items and more), terrific pastry shops, cafes and boutiques (especially fine footwear!) is the greatest way to relish the sophisticated beauty of Croatia's capital.
Zagreb Croatia's Capital
A major hub, Zagreb is commonly the first stop when travelling to Croatia by plane and also a great opportunity for a grand Croatian introduction before continuing to Dalmatian coast, Istria or Slovenia. These transfers to further destinations can be transformed into unique, excursion-like experiences. Stop to enjoy Plitvice lakes on your way to coastal destinations such as Zadar, Split or Istria or visit several castles en route to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Contact us for more ideas on how to make the best of your stay in Zagreb.