Any tips/must see for Zagreb and Pula -Croatia

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1. Posted by grink (Full Member 69 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey all!!

Am going to Pula in northern Croatia for three days and Zagreb for four days with a plan to head to Plitvice Lakes from Zagreb (7 days in mid July)

Any ideas - nice places to visit/eat etc?


2. Posted by mashka (Budding Member 8 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

hy grink!!

It would be a total waste of your time being in Zagreb for 4 days in that period !!

Pula is ok, if you are there for 3 days you have to make a day trip to Rovinj and you can also make a day trip to Brijuni...also a national park of Croatia.

Zagreb is a nice city, but during summer, is better to avoid it. it's hot hot and everyone goes to seeside. on adriatic coast you can see a lots of amazing cities and you can refresh and swimm in beautiful see.

Plitvice are great you should go there.

I would reccomend Zadar or Split instead of Zagreb, from there you can also go to Plitvice and lots of others beautiful places.

3. Posted by Stockczech (Full Member 30 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I think you are being a little harsh on Zagreb, Marshala:)

Even in July, you could spend a day or so in Zagreb. Take the funicular up to Gornji Grad and see the wonderfully decorated roof of St Mark's Church. Then walk through the Stone Gate and grab a coffee or a beer on Tkalciceva, while you sit in the shade and recharge your batteries. Then go to the Cathedral or walk in one of the parks. Cool down with an ice-cream or see whether there is any free entertainment in the main square.

But four days? I agree, go to the coast where it will be a little cooler!


4. Posted by bobego (Budding Member 18 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I agree with the suggestions. I would say, 2 days in Zagreb, take also the funicular to Sljeme from where you will get an excellent view of the whole Zagreb and surrounding area. Try strukle (pastry with cheese baked in traditional way)
From there, go to Pula, visit Brijuni (National park - islands), maybe Rovinj if you have time. Go to Rijeka, take a boat/ferry to Zadar (visit it) and move inland to Plitvice (must see, natural beauty, also refreshing in the summer, slightly overcrowded, especially in the period you plan to go). You can stay in rural home type of accommodation and try local specialties.
you can expect some serious tourist crowd at this point of the summer season's peak.

5. Posted by mariaines (Budding Member 39 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

is september a good month to go to croatia? (in terms of weather, amount of tourists, transport)?
i'm trying to decide where i will spend my next holidays (meaning, sept 2008): england/scotland and croatia are the finalists ;) but it could be morocco too.. i'm so undecided

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