Zagreb- A City whose high octane energy can be a shock to the senses, but with moments of stillness that exist too. Art takes many shapes this charming city, that itself, seems to be the muse of artists.
Usually, Travelers visit Croatia for its stunning Coastline and prefer visiting smaller Islands, This article is for those who just have a few days to spare in the country's capital- Zagreb, as unlike its coastal counterparts, this city lives all year round.
Day 01:- Explore Zagreb by foot
Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, has plenty to offer beyond its terrific pub culture and Austro-Hungarian architecture. At its center, Upper Town is the site of the Gothic, twin-spired Zagreb Cathedral and 13th-century St. Mark’s Church, with a colorfully tiled roof. Nearby is pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes.
Lower Town has the main square, plus shops, museums and parks.
Since most of the surface here is flat, Its perfect to cycle around, which according to me is a perfect way to see the city.
Day 02:-Plitvice National Park
With its exceptional natural beauty, Plitvice Lakes national park has been attracting nature travelers from its inception. lt was proclaimed Croatia’s first national park.
About 2 hours away from the Capital City, is this forest reserve known for its chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by waterfalls, that extend into a limestone canyon.
Day 03:- Samobor
This picturesque little town about 20 mins away from the capital city will surely mesmerize you. It's French flared architecture and laid back atmosphere is the perfect amount to charm you and win you over.
According to the locals, its one of the most popular 'weekend gateways ' from Zagreb which entices them to come back again.
Day 04:- Opatija
This elegant tourist destination, lies at the centre of the Riviera with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. About, 2 hours away from the Capital City is this thriving and vibrant town which has multiple cultural and entertainment events going on through out the year.
There are multiple activities one can indulge in- like Parasailing, Submarine rides, kayakaying so on and so forth.
The contrasts of sea and mountains, green parks and blue ocean, old buildings and modern comforts, as a combination make Opatija and its surroundings a very attractive choice as a tourist resort at any time of the year.
About an hour away from the capital city is this little place of Kumrovec which is a traditionally designed place with authentic look and feel of a typical 20th Century Village.
For all history buffs, this is a great place to spend the day. The village centre contains the the birth house of the statesman Josip Broz Tito, with an ethnographic and historical exhibition.