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.
It's summer so take a stroll along Tkal?i?eva, a winding historical street that comes alive on balmy evenings with an explosion of pavement cafes and bars. Get your best clobber on and a decent pair of shades if you want to make an impression.
Did you know that Croatia claims to be home of the tie (originally the cravat)? Well they certainly do in switched-on Kravata Croata, which stocks all manner of ties to take home as easy-to-pack souvenirs or presents (13 Kaptol).
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