A short break from the modern and vibrant city of Zagreb. Zagreb proudly boasts some of the best old European cities with a medieval history. There are many beautiful lakes and beautiful parks and even a castle perched on the hillside above the green, lush landscape. In summer you can visit Zagreb’s winter attractions including the legendary Hotel Dubrovnik and the Museum of Repetite. In winter go to Vrbovec for the annual Ski Festival or a short trip to Dubrovnik to experience the traditional, ethnic Croatian way of life.
The historic city of Vrbovec is a great place to see in two weeks. One of the best ways to experience this historical city is to take a three-day trip to Pula, the older part of Vrbovec, and spend the day exploring the area. You will find the best architectural and cultural buildings and museums here and at the same time enjoy a magnificent sightseeing experience through a cobbled street. Take a walk around this cobbled street at night to get an idea of what it was like in past centuries.
The second city in Croatia is Split. It is a great city to experience while you are in this European country. It is known as the “golden gate” of the Adriatic, as it is the main city in Split and the most popular port in Croatia. There are a number of good beaches here where you can relax and enjoy the sun. If you want to get a little bit of historical value then a trip to Djilas, the oldest part of Split, is well worth it.
Another city in Croatia is Crikvenica. This city has been a home to several historical figures such as Croatian kings and their generals. There is an interesting museum here which displays memorabilia and pictures dedicated to the Croatian kings and general population. You can even take part in an archaeological survey conducted in this city.
If you are interested in history, then you should try to visit Kvarner Castle, a World Heritage Site in the municipality of Kvarner, Croatia. This castle was a key during the medieval time. The most important building here is a church which has been operational for over 1000 years. In addition to that there are also several other buildings and monuments all featuring beautiful art and architecture. It is a very unique experience being able to see these sites while being on a trip to Vrbovec.
Another place worth visiting while you are on a trip to Vrbovec is the Blue Grotto. It is a man-made lake surrounded by several limestone islands and is the world’s largest unbroken underwater cave system. You can hire a boat to take you to the caves but even if you don’t, you will be able to walk in these wonderful formations. At the end of the day, you will truly appreciate the wonders of nature that have shaped modern Croatia and the rest of the world. Vrbovec is definitely worth a trip.