Central Croatia

Central Croatia is the portion of the country that – for the purposes of the Visit Croatia website, at least, covers Zagreb County, Karlovac County and Sisak-Moslavina County. Essentially, it is the central part of the country around the capital city Zagreb that stretches from Croatia’s northern neighbour Slovenia to Bosnia and Hercegovina to the south.

The main town in this part of the country – besides Zagreb, of course – is Karlovac which has a population of just under 50,000 people.

Central Croatia

Getting to Central Croatia and Getting Around

Undoubtedly the best airport to fly to is Zagreb Airport, which is connected to many cities in Europe and even further afield with numerous flights.

From Zagreb, there are then excellent links to the towns in Central Croatia by bus, and to some locations by train too. Take a look at the Zagreb Bus Terminal and Croatian Railways websites for more details on timetables and tickets.

Should you find you can’t travel direct to your chosen destination, consider travelling first to Karlovac and then on from there. There are numerous daily buses and trains on this route; by both bus and train the journey time is about 50 minutes to 1 hour.

Central Croatia

Learn more about Central Croatia and the towns, sights and events in this region on these pages:

  • Samobor
    A pretty little town a short way away from Zagreb, an excellent place for a day trip…not least to try the delicious kremsnite!
  • Events in Central Croatia
    A whole host of exciting events in the main towns of this part of the country – including music, gastronomic, sports events and more
  • Zumberak-Samobor Highlands
    A gorgeous slice of countryside, one of Croatia’s gorgeous nature parks
  • Lonjsko Polje Nature Park
    Another stunning nature park, this is the largest wetland in Croatia

More info

You can learn more about this region of Croatia on the following websites: