Where to swim and run away from the heat near Zagreb? 10 places in the shade and cool

Where to swim and run away from the heat near Zagreb? 10 places in the shade and cool within 1 hour by car from the city.

You can swim in summer near Zagreb on the rivers, for example…

Swimming on Dobra river – 64 km from Zagreb

Swim on Dobra river. Where to swim and run away from the heat near Zagreb?In the summer this especially clean part of the river Dobra attracts people to have a refreshing swim.

It is a perfect place in the summer to refresh, relax from the loud crowds in the city and it is located just 1 hour away from Zagreb. Also swimming in the clean fresh water has its own health benefits ;)

You can get to the place along the A1 highway, or you can go along the old Karlovac road.

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Rafting & kayaking on Kupa river – 87 km from Zagreb

Rafting & kayaking near Zagreb

On the banks of Kupa river, 40 km from Karlovac city and 87 km from Zagreb, a new entertainment for lovers of active water recreation in nature – rafting & kayaking.

New modern equipment – kayaks, quad bikes, and team of passionate experienced professionals – that guarantees you a great vacation and unforgettable experience from and active day off.

Kupa in this place forms several seething rapids, rafting along Kupa will be equally interesting for both beginners and advanced kayakers.

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Swimming on Kupa river

Swim on Kupa river. Where to swim and run away from the heat near Zagreb?

There are several places for swimming on the Kupa river.

For example, the city beaches of Karlovac city and the town of Ozalj offer an equipped recreation area with coffee shops and cold drinks.

There are several places for rafting on the Kupa river.



Swimming at the terminal resorts aqua parks near Zagreb – 45 km from Zagreb

Life Class Terme Sveti Martin

Thermal SPA resorts near Zagreb are a great solution for those who want to run away from city heat ))

Such a variant of rest allows you to switch to rest from everyday hustle and bustle and restore vitality without any special monetary costs and long preparation.

Several thermal resorts located near Zagreb offer several indoor and outdoor pools, hydromassages and slides, several types of saunas. The pools of thermal resorts are filled with useful terminal water from thermal springs located here.

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“Cowboy Western Ranch” restaurant and relax area – 32 km from Zagreb

"Cowboy Western Ranch" restaurant and relax area
“Cowboy Western Ranch” restaurant and relax area with horses, located 32 km from center of Zagreb and 10 km from New Zagreb.

The ranch is located surrounded by picturesque forests Vukomerička gorica. For lovers of nature and horses, this is an ideal place to relax from the bustle of the city

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Ljubekov Gaj is restaurant traditional cuisine of Zagorje – 35 km from Zagreb

Ljubekov Gaj restrant Zagorje
Ljubekov Gaj is restaurant of traditional cuisine of Croatian region Zagorje.
As well as traditional cuisine this restaurant may offer you cozy atmosphere and spectacular view of the hills and vineyards of Zagorje.

All this made Ljubekov Gaj one of the favorite places for local people, but is only yet to be discovered by the majority of travellers who are willing to explore the taste of Croatian Zagorje.

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Vuglec Breg hotel & restaurant – Paradise for soul and body – 54 km from Zagreb

Vuglec Breg pension & restaurant
An unique place for the soul relaxation and the gastronomical pleasures – hotel-pension and restaurant “Vuglec Breg” in 54 km from the Zagreb city.

The pension is located among the picturesque hills and “gingerbread” houses of the Zagorje, in the quietness, disturbed only by the birds’ singing.

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«Divlje vode” bio park is a mini zoo and a restaurant – 57 km from Zagreb

«Divlje vode” bio park is a mini zoo and a restaurant
«Divlje vode” bio park is a mini zoo and a restaurant – one of the favourite places for family holiday in nature near Samobor town just 57km from Zagreb city.

Bio park “Divlje vode” is a part of the nature park Žumberak.

Eco bio park “Divlje vode” is located on the border Samobor and Žumberak

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Restaurant “Gresna gorica” Zagorje – 67 km from Zagreb

Restaurant "Gresne gorice" Zagorje


Nearby Veliki Tabor castle, lies one of the best traditional Croatian Zagorje cuisine restaurant – restaurant “Gresna Gorica”.

Located among the vineyards and the picturesque rural surroundings, restaurant “Gresna Gorica” invites to try the best traditional meals of Zagorje.

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Rent a house on the riverside in the forest – excellent way to rest in nature – 123 km away from Zagreb

Rent a house on the riverside in the forest

Rent a house for six on the riverside in the forest – excellent “wild” and peaceful rest in nature for those who are tired of the city noises.

In their private house in the surrounding forest away from neighbours and civilisation – it is a perfect place for rest in silent and peaceful atmosphere in the heart of Croatian region of Gorski Kotar.

Cosy wooden house located nearby river allows its guests to fully enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature.

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… to be continued