Dugo Selo – a town with a population of about 19,000, situated 23 km east of Zagreb, which for centuries developed at the crossroads.The history and culture of this region is intertwined with the name of St. Martin and with the Order of the Templar Knights. The wine-growing tradition has resulted in tourism events relating to wine, such as St. Vincent’s Day on Martin Breg, which marks the start of the year’s work in the vineyards, and St. Martin’s Day, the celebration of the “christening” of the wine.Dugo Selo Autumns – a cultural and entertainment event that lasts from the start of September to St. Martin’s Day on 11 November.
Od "Bučijade" do lana
Ivanić Grad, a town with a population of about 15,000, is situated in the Moslavina region on the Lonja River, right off the Zagreb–Lipovac motorway. It is 38 km from Zagreb.The main economic branches are the production of oil and gas, agriculture, livestock, the chemical industry and metal processing. Medium and small enterprises are based on the provision of services in construction, tourism, hospitality and trade.Ivanić Grad was first mentioned in the 13th century (1246). The passing centuries left a rich historical and cultural legacy, and many monuments worth seeing. The town is also known for its vicinity to the Naftalan health resort.
Plešivica wine road
Jastrebarsko, popularly called Jaska, is a town with a population of 5400. It lies on the Zagreb–Karlovac motorway, on the regional road and the railway line, and is 36 km from Zagreb. Jastrebarsko and the surrounding areas have a long tradition in tourism, as this is a favourite outing destination for Zagreb residents due to its beautiful landscapes, wine-growing hills, nature reserves and countless cultural and historical monuments (churches, monasteries and castles). The surrounding areas include several attractive excursion destinations, including the Crna Mlaka ornithological reserve, the Plešivica wine road and the highest peak of the Samobor hills, Mt. Japetić (879 m).
Vjerski turizam - "Dolina kardinala"
Krašić, a town with a population of 3,200 lies in the southwestern part of Zagreb County, 23 km from the Zagreb–Karlovac motorway and 50 km from Zagreb.Krašić is a place of prayer, peace and pilgrimage, and the birthplace and place of death of the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac (Krašić Days, 8 May). The Blessed Cardinal Stepinac was born in the village Brezarić in 1989, and served a 16-year sentence in a home prison. This is also the birthplace of Cardinal Franjo Kuharić (Pribić), Bishop Juraj Jezerinac (Prekrižje), and Bishop Josip Mrzljak. In addition to religious tourism, there are also numerous sporting activities available here, including hiking and golf (Mirkopolje).
Križ, a town with a population of 8000, situated on the hill around the Church of the Raising of the Holy Cross in the Česma River valley. The town lies on the Zagreb–Lipovac motorway and the Zagreb–Vinkovci railway line and is 50 km from Zagreb. This is the birthplace of literary historian Josip Badalić (Deanovec) and opera diva Milka Trnina (Vezišće). The town stands out for its rich cultural heritage, traditional rural wooden architecture, while the archaeological site Sipćina near Okešinec tells of the early settlement of this region.The southern part of the municipality is covered by the Žutica forest, which is also an oil field, while the Veliki Jantak forest, an important hunting ground, lies in the eastern part. The Česma River is a perfect site for fishing.
Ugodno mjesto za život
Pisarovina – a town with a population of 3770. The town is 25 km from Zagreb and is situated on a regional road between the Vukomerička gorica, the Kupa River and Draganićka forest. The picturesque landscape include both plains and hills, with scattered old oak forests, woods and winding rivers running down towards the clear Kupa River. Just south of Pisarovina is the mineral water spring Jamnička Kiselica. The popular Jamnica water was discovered in 1770, and the first chemical analysis of the mineral water was carried out in 1772 on orders by the Empress Maria Therese. In 1828, this was the first water in this part of Europe to be bottled for sale. Today, Jamnica is the most popular brand of mineral water in Croatia.
Grad karnevala i kremšnita
Samobor, a town with a population of about 15,000 and with a long-standing excursion and tourist tradition. It is situated 20 km from Zagreb, on the slopes of the Samobor hills. The town is a gem of Baroque architecture, and is the most popular excursion destination for Zagreb residents, who pay visits to enjoy its charm, natural beauty, museums, restaurants and excursion sites. From 1809 to 1813, this was the seat of Napoleon’s Illyrian province. Many excellent old recipes date back to this period, including today’s famed Samobor specialities, muštarda and bermet. Another delicacy that is not to be missed is the Samobor kremšnita.
"Dragi naš kaj"
Sveta Nedelja, 13 km west of Zagreb, situated in a region encompassing the plains and hills between the Sava River, Okić and the Samobor hills.The parish was first mentioned in 1501. There are 14 settlements in the Sveta Nedelja area: Bestovje, Brezje, Jagnjić Dol, Kalinovica, Kerestinec, Mala Gorica, Novaki, Orešje, Rakitje, Srebrnjak, Strmec, Sveta Nedelja, Svetonedeljski Breg and Žitarka.The area is a favourite outing destination due to the countless sports and recreation options available here: walking or cycling, fishing on lakes, tennis, paintball, adrenaline park and many excellent hospitality facilities.
Knights of Zelingrad
Sveti Ivan Zelina, a picturesque town with a population of about 2700, situated in the Lonja River Valley, 37 km northeast of Zagreb. This is the old cultural and economic seat of the area called Hrvatsko prigorje. Today, the town is known for its wines and its attractive wine road that passes through the wine-growing villages from Donja Zelina, towards Nespeš and Gornje Psarjevo, and on to Sveti Ivan Zelina. The town has been a settlement since the Bronze Age, which is best seen in the wealth of cultural monuments (chapels, churches, medieval burg of Zelingrad). There are diverse sport and recreation options (tennis, hiking, cycling, motorcycling, etc.). The Zelina sports and recreation centre lies near the centre of the town.
Velika Gorica, a town with a population of about 33,000. The town is 16 km southeast of Zagreb and lies on the hilly part of Vukomerička gorica and the lowland of Turopolje. The town can be considered a suburb of Zagreb, due to the excellent fast road connection. The Zagreb Airport is nearby, in the village of Pleso. The entire area is rich in cultural and historical sights, dating back to prehistoric times, including sacral and ethnological monuments (wooden chapels and manors, archaeological site Andautonia (Ščitarjevo), the Lukavec Old Town and the valuable art collection on display in the Turopolje Museum). The entire area is also well known for its excellent cuisine offered in many restaurants and excursion sites around the town.
What Our Forefathers Ate
Vrbovec, a town with a population of 5,000 lying 40 km from Zagreb. The first written record of the town dates back to 1244 (document of King Bela IV). The Vrbovec fortress was raised in 1528 as a defensive structure to fend off the Turks. Later it was owned by the Zrinski, Erdödy, Patačić and other families. Petar Zrinski was born here in 1621. Today, only the cylindrical tower still stands.Near Vrbovec (Negovec), M.J. Zagorka, the popular novelist and first female journalist in southern Europe, was born. The area abounds in valuable cultural heritage and numerous rural excursion areas, which are perfect places for relaxation and culinary delights (including the event “What Our Elders Ate”, held in August), and sports: tennis, trap shooting and fishing.
Zaprešić, a town with a population of 26,000 and lying 17 km west of Zagreb. Zaprešić and the surrounding areas offer several interesting tourist destinations: 5 castles (Lužnica, Januševec, Laduč, Gornja Bistra, Jakovlje), churches, flora and fauna reserves, excellent cuisine and traditional events (Jelačić Days in May and October). The Jelačić Novi Dvori is one of the best preserved feudal estates in Croatia. Sporting options include football, handball, basketball, bowling, equestrian sports and show jumping, paragliding, motor handgliding, motocross, cycling, tennis and golf (three PAR 3).
The beauty and grandeur of the castles
This area is situated in the western part of Zagreb County, where it borders with Slovenia and Krapinsko – Zagorska County. It is an area of rich cultural and historic heritage, covered with forests, tame winegrowing green hills and plains, mild slopes and cultured spots of land with many country houses.