Moment in the Alps with a Day Trip to Samobor, Croatia

Moment in the Alps with a Day Trip to Samobor, Croatia, Samobor, Croatia (B)

People tend to think only of Croatia’s epic coastline when planning trips to the country. Many don’t realise there are other sides to the country, include the mountain ranges of the Dinaric Alps that stretch through to the rest of the Balkans. When in Zagreb, the easiest way to experience this alpine side of Croatia is with a day trip to Samobor from Zagreb.

A small town on the edge of the mountains, Samobor shows that Croatia is far more diverse than people give it credit for. Walking around, it was almost hard to believe I was actually in Croatia, especially with the winter snow at my feet. Yes, visiting in early March right after a blizzard swept through meant I saw snow in Croatia of all places. But anyway, here’s what you have to look forward to with a day trip from Zagreb to Samobor, Croatia.

First of all, let’s talk about getting to Samobor from Zagreb. Certainly the easiest way is with regional bus 155 that leaves from platform 610 at Zagreb Bus Station. There are two to three departures an hour with the latest 2018 timetable found here. The ride is around 30 minutes, it’s really not far. Now, don’t make the same mistake I did and buy it at the bus station kiosks. It actually costs a little less if you buy straight from the driver so just head straight to the platform. Either way though, it’s a little more expensive than you might suspect at 28kn (~3.75€) one way. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Moment in the Alps with a Day Trip to Samobor, Croatia
Guide Location: Croatia » Samobor
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • King Tomislav Square
  • Gradna River
  • Wiesner-Livadic Castle
  • Livadic Cafe
  • St. Anastasia Parish Church
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Samobor Castle
  • Sveti Mihalj Church