Travel in­for­ma­tion

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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

RE­SOURCES

Za­greb Tourist Board pro­vides all the in­for­ma­tion you need to make the most of your trip via its user-friendly web­site. in­foza­greb.hr

FUR­THER READ­ING

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.

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