The Essential Guide to Continental Croatia
While Croatia’s inland region remains mostly off the radar and free of crowds, it’s packed with attractions and reasons to visit. Just outside the country’s thriving capital, Zagreb, lies the pastoral, hilly landscapes of Zagorje, home to vineyards, farm stays, small villages, and a fascinating museum dedicated to our Neanderthal roots. Head north from there to explore medieval castles, historic family wineries, and remarkably preserved Baroque towns. To the east, in the region of Slavonia that borders Serbia and Hungary, you’ll find a biosphere reserve that’s touted as “the Amazon of Europe,” along with enchanting wine routes and a museum that sheds light on one of Europe’s least-known ancient cultures.