Zagreb is the capital and largest city in the country of Croatia. Located towards the north-west of this rather oddly-shaped nation. The main city has a population of just under 700,000 inhabitants, however, the wider metropolitan area is home to well over 1 million. Of all of the former Yugoslavian cities, you should tend to find that Zagreb is definitely one of the most attractive, with plenty of interesting and historic attractions to enjoy during your time in the area. Self catering accommodation in Zagreb is most likely going to come in the form of a well furnished apartment. All properties boast full kitchen facilities, Tvs and everything else you could require for a perfect holiday in Zagreb.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained during your holidays in Zagreb. If you have a penchant for retail therapy, you are going to love the shopping opportunities that exist here: ranging from modern and impressive malls, to more individual and luxurious boutique shops. As Croatia is not in the EU yet, this still means that there can be some good bargains to be found within the city. The city also offers facilities for people who enjoy swimming, tennis, full gym facilities and there are golf courses located on the outskirts and a short drive away from Zagreb.
A great way of getting around the city and catching the sights from a different perspective is to hire bicycles for a few hours. These are readily available throughout the city. As we have already stated that Zagreb is a very historical city, there are plenty of museums to visit which will provide you with a clearer insight into how the local area developed throughout the centuries. Some top suggestions for you include The Croatian Natural History Museum, The Archaeological Museum, The Museum of the City of Zagreb and The Museum of Contemporary Art. Other attractions include the two statues of Saint George, Nine Views and it is worth heading to Ban Jelacic Square where you will find some of the most impressive examples of architecture in Zagreb.
The weather for your holidays in Zagreb will be on the border between a humid continental and oceanic climate. This means that the seasons tend to be very well defined in this part of Europe. Winters are cold and more snowy than most people realise; however, summers really are warm and sunny. Averages will be just a couple of degrees above freezing in January and these rise to close to 27 degrees in July. There are around 33 inches of precipitation per year in Zagreb, which is surprisingly high.
Zagreb Airport (ZAG) will be perfectly close to your self catering accommodation within the city. This airport welcomes three airlines from the UK and these are British Airways who fly from London Heathrow (LHR); Croatia Airlines who fly from Heathrow and London Gatwick (LGW); and Easyjet who fly from Gatwick.