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Crossroads of Central & Southern Europe
Croatia’s capital is the economic center of the country and where Central Europe meets the mediterranean way of life. Zagreb’s old town and baroque city center might remind you in parts of Prague, Vienna or Budapest, but the pace of life is a little slower. This is one of the safest cities in Europe and the mild climate is conducive to the year-round cafe patio culture that typifies the city.
Meet your Local Hero
In Zagreb your friendly local hero is Lidija. Before your trip she’ll be in touch to help you prepare for your working vacation and answer any questions. When you arrive Lidija will meet you and show you around town. The whole time you’re in Zagreb she’s always ready to assist and just a phone call away.
Capital of relaxation and culture
Zagreb is a city that knows how to kick back and relax, yet you’ve got all the conveniences of a capital city. You’ll find the locals open, welcoming, and helpful, with excellent English. The eminently walkable old town is packed with bars and restaurants which are more affordable than those in the country’s coastal destinations. Zagreb is also the country’s cultural capital and it is packed with museums and events.
The bounty of the Adriatic
Zagreb’s dining scene runs from awesome street food (get some cevapcici!) to beautifully plated fine dining works of art. By day Dolac market is the city’s main marketplace, with farm-fresh produce arriving daily and sold at stalls under signature red umbrellas. You might not be on the coast but the bounty of the Adriatic is delivered daily to markets and served throughout the city’s restaurants.
Fairytale castle Trakoscan and one-time temporary Austro-Hungarian baroque Varazdin make for a good pairing a short drive north. The picture-perfect old royal town of Samobor west of the city almost on the Slovenian border is a starting point for several hiking routes. Many visitors to Zagreb head south to Plitvice Lakes, this UNESCO listed natural wonder is a paradise of forest, lakes and waterfalls.
Zagreb is an ideal base being within four hours of spectacular cities such as Vienna, Budapest and Venice and just a couple of hours drive from the Adriatic Sea. Istria is Croatia’s Tuscany, a peninsula bursting with vineyards and studded with idyllic coastal towns. A bit further afield, Split is the gateway to the Dalmatia region and Croatia’s top islands. Slovenia’s also tantalisingly close and the button-cute capital Ljubljana is a must-visit.
Places To Stay
We have meticulously selected the best accommodations in Zagreb. These options will provide you with all the comforts of home as well as the ideal work space to be productive.