Maja from Mexico Meets Croatia is recommending Zagreb in Croatia as a winter destination you should not miss.
Last few years, Zagreb has become a popular winter destination. From few stands in the city center, the manifestation Advent in Zagreb became one of the biggest in the city. Forget about expensive Vienna and come to experience the winter Croatian way! You can buy traditional ornaments in one of the numerous stands, visit city attractions and ice skate in one of the biggest skate parks. When you feel cold you can heat yourself up with hot mulled wine, warm rakija (traditional strong liquor) or by dancing in the street with locals. Don’t miss trying winter comfort food like spicy sausages and fritule as well.
In December, Zagreb turns into a winter fairy tale, the city is full of life, great food, smiling visitors, and Christmas music. If you get bored of the city, there is a small ski resort only 20 minutes away, where the FIS ski slalom race is hosted first days of January. You can ski for sure, but if you are lucky enough maybe you will experience the snow in the city as well.
Still not convinced? What if I tell your Zagreb’s Christmas market was voted to be the best one in whole Europe last year?!