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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Suggestions on what to see near Zagreb Croatia

After doing an Adriatic Cruise we are going to be in Zagreb for a few days. Does anyone have suggestions on a "not to miss" town around Zagreb that we could get to by train or bus for a day trip? Of course I'm also open for suggestions on top tourist sites and eating places in Zagreb, however I'm finding info on that easier than I am on outlying towns.
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 06:16 AM
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Do you know about Plitvice National Park--about 2 hours away, so you could possibly stop en route from the coast.
Though I have not been there, Varazdin sounds wonderful. I really wanted to visit Samobar when I was there also but ran out of time.
Zagreb is underrated imo--I enjoyed it immensely!
This site should help: http://www.croatia.hr//English/Desti...dDestination=8
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Old Jan 15th, 2010, 07:09 AM
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I agree with yorkshire that Zagreb is underrated - but it depends on what you want to see and experience. I thoroughly enjoyed Varazdin, as well as a brief stop in Cakovec. The Plitvice Lakes are definitely worth seeing.

You'll find my notes about restaurants in the area at:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...rant-notes.cfm

Hope that helps!
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We will have a car and we plan to spend five days in the area around Zagreb.

We are thinking of staying in Sambobar and we can take the bus into Zagreb for a day which is about all I think we will be able to spend there as we have on our list: Varazdin, Plitvice, Porec and Pula.
It really isn't enough time and we will barely scratch the surface.
Let us know how your trip turns out.
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Old Jan 17th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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Thank you for your responses. Using yorkshires link I was able to discover lots of things. One being that Sambobar will be celebrating "Carnival" while we are there. I will be able to find some good restaurants with kja's helpful info. And Sher, you and yorkshire both have commented on Varazdin and Sombobar. I think we will plan on visiting both of those places. Fodor's has done it again....helped me make a decision with help from fellow travelers.
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Old Jan 17th, 2010, 03:12 PM
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I too agree with the above; Zagreb is underrated (we loved our time there!) and Varazdin is a great town to visit. We loved all of the baroque architecture, and it feels very different from other parts of Croatia.

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