Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia, situated in the north of the country. Flights from the UK take just over 2 hours and time is one hour ahead of GMT. Currency is the kuna. In August, the average high temperature is 27C and the average low is 15C; in September the average high is 22C and the average low 10C.
GETTING THERE Croatia Airlines flies to Zagreb eight times a week from London Heathrow, with return flights starting from £120. croatiaairlines.com
Zagreb Tourist Board provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip via its user-friendly website. infozagreb.hr
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht is a spellbinding journey through the troubled history of the Balkans, set in a nameless ‘City’.
The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr is a thriller about a Nazi-era Berlin policeman who falls for a Yugoslavian film star.
CARBON COUNTING To offset your carbon emissions when travelling to Zagreb, visit
climatecare.org and make a donation. Return flights from London produce 0.45 tonnes of CO2, meaning a cost to offset of £3.39.