Four Towns Worth Visiting in Old-World Croatia by the Los Angeles Times

Daniela Rogulj

International media has been raving about all things Croatia this season, with the latest story published by the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Times journalist Margo Pfeiff compiled a list on the four trendy cities that should be visited in Croatia. While she doesn’t name the obviously trendy cities of Dubrovnik and Split, Pfeiff considers Zagreb, Samobor, Jastrebarsko and Rovinj as the trendiest.


Pfeiff uses photos in the article that she has taken herself, and writes in detail about why each city is one worth visiting.


For Zagreb, Pfeiff suggests checking out the numerous museums, the grandest place to shop – Oktogan, Dolac market, eating strukli at the Palace Hotel, and of course catching everything in the Upper Town such as the 13th century St. Mark’s Church.


For Samobor, Pfeiff hopes you’ll enjoy the famous “cremeschnitte” after prowling the town’s local museum, and use the town as a proper nature getaway from the capital city of Zagreb to take hikes and look at castle ruins.


In Jastrebarkso, Pfieff urges you to tour the Plesivica wine region, boasting over 30 different wineries. Restaurant Karlo is also suggested for an “exquisite all-local cuisine” prepared with local wines.


Lastly, Rovinj, in the truffle country we know all too well, Pfieff says this region grabs her heart – and stomach. The art galleries and studios are a must see, but New York Times-acclaimed Toklarija, a 17-seat restaurant, is considered one of the best meals of her life.


Croatia, Pfieff suggests, has never abandoned its farm-to-table traditions – and was now so old world it was trendy.


Pfeiff’s story is another great promotion for Croatian tourism. You can read the article in its entirety here.


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