Cheap flights to Zagreb
Described as a little Vienna, Croatia’s capital Zagreb is a mishmash of elegant Austro-Hungarian buildings and cobbled medieval streets just waiting to be explored. Often overlooked by tourists who prefer to sun themselves on Croatia’s stunning beaches,
Zagreb is a great choice for a city break destination with a difference. Think beautiful squares packed with Art Noveau and Baroque buildings, parks full of locals soaking up the summer sun and an atmosphere that combines a mix of Balkan and Central European cultures. And even though it has all the beauty of Prague and Budapest, it doesn’t quite have the reputation – yet – meaning you’ll be able to explore to your heart’s content, minus the tourist crowds.
Hrelic, the city's largest flea market, is a Sunday-morning treat with everything imaginable on sale and a lot more besides! Expect lashings of local colour (8 Sajmisna Cesta).
When the spring thaw kicks in, the pavement cafes spill out onto the cobbles and weekend beer gardens liven up Zagreb's stately Upper Town. A sprinkling of museums and noteworthy restaurants complete an alluring cocktail.
The mighty 1,000m+ high Medvednica still usually offers decent skiing in spring, but some of the hiking trails are now also becoming easier to navigate in the city's favourite green escape. pp-medvednica.hr