If you rent a car, Zagreb and all its wonders are within easy reach. From modern shops to ancient baths – it’s all here...
As the capital of Croatia, Zagreb has plenty to offer, including historical attractions, natural scenery, spectacular architecture and excellent museums.
Divided by its upper and lower towns, Zagreb is home to many squares including Tito Square and Marulic Square, which are easy to explore with car hire.
Zagreb's fine museums and galleries deserve a visit, not least the Archaeological Museum with its fascinating Egyptian artefacts and Modern Gallery, which houses more than 10,000 works of contemporary art.
Of significant historical and cultural importance is the fortified Lotrscak Tower, which dates to the 13th century and was built to protect part of Gradec town wall. Another fine example is the Palace of Hazu, completed in 1880 and built in the style of Italian Renaissance. Containing priceless works of art, the palace is a gem inside and out.
Meanwhile, for a more natural experience, head to Maksimir Park, which as the oldest park in Zagreb is an impressive space with many contrasts. Founded in 1787, it features creeks, lakes, meadows and more.
When visiting Zagreb, car hire provides flexibility, allowing visitors to take in the sites and explore further afield. Car hire in Zagreb is easily arranged for pick up at Zagreb Airport (ZAG), located 11 miles from the city, or from a downtown location. To find the best price on car hire in Zagreb use TravelSupermarket’s search tool.
A hire car will let you quickly get around Zagreb, but you can also leave the city limits in search of other sights and attractions...
Zagreb benefits from an oceanic climate, meaning summers are typically warm and dry, while the winter is colder. Picturesque at any time of year, Zagreb looks equally attractive when bathed in sunlight or covered with a dusting of snow.
The city is bursting at the seams with history, culture and a sense of pride and is a fascinating place to explore.
But to make the most of your time and your rental car, head further afield. One of the first places to visit lies only a few miles from the city. The Mount Medvednica Nature Park is a superb place for hiking and walking in summer, and it becomes a popular winter-sports destination during the colder months.
A short drive to the south-west of Zagreb will take you to Jarun Lake. As well as a popular water-sports centre, it also has an active nightlife scene as the lake is lined with restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
If you fancy a more adventurous excursion, take the three-hour drive west to the jaw-droppingly beautiful seaside town of Pula on the Adriatic coast. It was a port built by Romans and, remarkably, much of ancient foundations remain. The most impressive sight is its huge gladiatorial amphitheatre – one of the finest examples you can find without visiting the Colosseum in Rome.