Zagreb, the largest city, and capitol of Croatia, has a rich history dating back to Roman times. The first recorded mention of this area dates to 1094. Zagreb certainly presents itself as an Old World city. It is the most important transportation hub in Croatia because it is where Western Europe, the Mediteranian, and Southeastern Europe meet. Because of the inability of finding a suitable apartment with good reviews from previous travelers, we decided to stay at the Best Western Premier Hotel Astoria, located on the edge of the Old City. For the two weeks that we will be staying here, this was a good decision. The hotel is quite comfortable and fairly centrally located.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.