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Plitvice Lakes

by Durfun

How far are the Lakes from the City Centre please?

Thank you

Re: Plitvice Lakes

by K_V_B

How far from the centre of which City?

But I see you post this in the "Zagreb" forum. When I drove Zagreb - Plitvice the last time it took me about three hours.

Re: Plitvice Lakes

by GyuriFT

Not really about Plitvice because you already got the answer - it is pretty far from Zagreb and the best way to go there is by car. There are busses, too but the car is more convenient.

However since you asked in several threads about so many places - I assume, you are gong on a little (ex)YU discovery tour.
Which is a nice thing, but be aware that a car will make such trip much more enjoyable, but depending on how many of you hit the road can be more expansive.

For 3-4 people car is THE choice. So if you are with family or friends than that's the way to go.

Looking at your questions - your major headache will be how to rent a car which is allowed into HR, BiH, CG, SRB. Probably you should just bring your own and take care about the "green card" problem.

I am warning you ahead of time because many insurers in UK and US provide customers with outdated greencard or none at all.
At the moment you try to reach Dubrovnilk crossing into and out of BiH you will get in (minor) trouble.
At the moment you try to cross into CG and SRB - with old "greencard" you are in a major trouble.

The "new" greencard has no "YU" and no "SCG", but it has "SRB". Make sure, "SRB" is not crossed out - it is THE one you need to travel even to Montenegro. The two old forms have either "SCG" or "YU" - they aren't valid anymore.

Insurances in U.K. and U.S. have plenty ones with "SCG" and "YU" and they try to sell these. Insist on newest with "SRB" or change the insurance.

Some insurances in U.K. (and nearly all in the States) do not even know, what "green card" is!

Since you asked about Hungary: you can rent a car in Hungary which can be driven in all of (ex)YU, but you need to tell it in advance so they can provide you with the greencard.

"Polip" has the most liberal policies, not even Ukraine, Russia or Kosovo is a problem. But of course you have to tell them ahead of time.

"Bér-Elek" is OK, I was allowed to use their Skoda Roomster into Serbia, Croatia, BiH is not a problem but you have to ask.

Re: Plitvice Lakes

by alan1972

The National Park is 137km from Zagreb. Buses typically take about 2 hours 15 minutes but some take longer.

Travel Tips for Zagreb

Everybody speaks English!

by dbrener

You will probably love the fact that almost everybody speaks at least some basic English. If you aim younger people, you're very likely to get quality speakers who will anwser your questions without problems! No need to learn croatian :)

Jelacic Square

by Nykaenen

Full name: Trg bana Josipa Jelacica

If you come for shopping, this is where main shopping streets begin.
If you want some coffee or a drink, best known bars are in the nearby streets.
If you need to go from one part of the city to another, you'll probably chage trams here.
If you want...., it's most likely here.
If you need...., again it's probably here!

The square was named after "ban" Josip Jelacic, one of the most popular bans. When Croatia lost independence in the 16th century, a title of "ban" was introduced to denote the chief representative of the country that no longer had its own king, but was under Austrian rule.

The square is, of course, dominated by the sculpture of ban Jelacic (see photo). Years ago, it was common to meet with someone "at the Ban", nowadays the meeting point is in front of Mladost bookstore opposite the hotel Dubrovnik or under the clock.


by sabsi

Nikša and I were walking around Dolac Market to find some Licitar hearts I wanted to buy when I heard this whisper for the first time "Pssssst Chanel, Psssst Chanel". I looked around and here she was - an old lady hanging around the market like a drug dealer trying to sell a bottle of (fake) Chanel No. 5. I still can't look at this picture (the perfume dealer is the one in the blue coat) without laughing....

Donji grad - the Lower Town

by gkitzmil

Lenuci's Horseshoe, so named for the architect who designed the park expanse expanse at the end of the 19th c., they provide a supreme coridor of nature in the very heart of the city. The monument to King Tomislav, first Croatian king

Restoration is in the air

by zrim

It is heartening to see the city working hard to restore its beautiful old buildings. The people suffered through some trying times in the last century, but it was striking to see all the smiling faces. It looks like a city that has a "can do" attitude.


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