Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and also the biggest city with a population of around one million. Zagreb is called "Little Vienna" because of its architecture and mutual history from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Its located in central Croatia and very well connected with other European cities with very good bus and train networks and there is also a new and modern airport a few kilometers outside the city center. Zagreb center has a very good organization of public transportation including tram lines and buses, and for places out of the town, you can use Transferyst services.
Some of the most popular attractions you should visit while staying in Zagreb is a city ZOO which is located in the eastern part called Maksimir. Jarun Lake is very popular among local people who prefer sport activities and a great place to take a walk, rent a bike or just to have a cup of coffee at one of the beach bars with a view at Medvednica mountain. That mountain in the north part of Zagreb is also very popular for hiking and many visitors spend a day at its peak called Sljeme. There are several restaurants at the top where you can taste some of the most delicious local specialties like štrukle or sarma and drink some of the very finest local beers.
Zagreb Christmas Market
In the last few years, Zagreb becomes a very popular destination among travelers from all around the world. People love to visit Zagreb for many reasons and some of them are rich history, beautiful architecture, excellent food, and affordable prices. A most popular time of the year to visit Zagreb is advent time when the city becomes overcome with all those Christmas decorations and nobody can stay indifferent at all of that delicious food and drinks and magical positive feelings. Make sure you walk through the Gric tunnel, taste some boiled wine, eat a few homemade sausages and enjoy music from many street musicians. This time of the year, the city becomes very popular among foreign tourists but also among local people and because of that Zagreb gets an award for the best Christmas market of the year 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Places outside Zagreb
There are a couple of places outside the Zagreb center you could visit but in our opinion, the city of Samobor is at the very top of that list. Small baroque city great for short afternoon visit can become your oasis of peace. Make sure you try a famous local cake called samoborska kremsnita.
Zagreb can be a great option for you because it can be a great starting point for visiting some of the best places in Croatia. There are a lot of one day tours from Zagreb and that could be the best way to explore Croatia.