Discover Zagreb on your Croatia sailing holiday
Zagreb, the capital of Croatia and its largest city, is fast becoming a popular tourist destination. Boasting beautiful beaches, historic attractions and a respected cultural scene, it is also famed for its great nightlife and is packed with restaurants and clubs.
First for festivals
Zagreb also features an eclectic mix of festivals throughout the year. Film buffs will discover the Zagreb Film Festival in October, which offers an international competition for short films, documentaries and feature films. Meanwhile, the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films, usually known as Animafest Zagreb, is the second oldest of its kind in Europe. Held in early June, it promotes animated films via debates, exhibitions and lectures. The World Theatre Festival offers a unique take on the medium of theatre, presenting innovative interpretations to audiences during September and October.
Your Croatia sailing trip wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the gastronomic delights on offer in Zagreb. Discover traditional Croatian dishes cooked under a Peke (a special Croatian way of cooking) or enjoy the freshest of fresh seafood, washed down with a selection of local wines and beers. There are also a number of world food restaurants in the city, with everything from Japanese to Italian fayre on the menu.
Zagreb is famous for its buzzing nightlife and there really is something for everyone. From soothing jazz clubs to loud rock, cocktail bars to casinos, there’s no need for your evening to end early. You can discover a different nightspot every evening during your time in Zagreb, taking in the ambience and atmosphere of the capital’s thriving nightlife.