Church of St. Anastasia (Crkva Sv. Anastazije)

Day trip to Samobor

The more we learn about Zagreb, Croatia and the encompassing area, the more we want to see of it. After spending the weekend in the central city observing the markets, indulging in the cafes and being energized by city life, we set out on Monday afternoon for a day trip to Samobor.

Day Trip to Samobor, Croatia

Samobor, Croatia

Tucked in the hills near the Slovenia border, Samobor seems much further away than the 30 minute bus ride it takes to get there. The expansive main square is lined with cafes dishing out local delicacies and surrounded by historic buildings. The yellow painted church, St. Anastasia, sits prominently across from the square on a hill with a clock tower ringing out the time. In the distance, the remains of the Old Town atop Tepec Hill are visible – and accessible via a short, but steep, climb. The Gradna stream rambles through town, which encouraged us to do the same.

Sights to see on a day trip to Samobor

King Tomislav Square (Trg Kralja Tomislava)

Day Trip to Samobor: King Tomislav Square (Trg Kralja Tomislava)

King Tomislav Square on a sunny afternoon.

King Tomislav Square (Trg Kralja Tomislava) lined with cafes

King Tomislav Square lined with cafes

Church of St. Anastasia (Crkva Sv. Anastazije)

Day Trip to Samobor: Church of St. Anastasia (Crkva Sv. Anastazije)

Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia (Crkva Sv. Anastazije) The Inside

A peek at the inside of the Church of St. Anastasia.

Things to do on a day trip to Samobor

A taste of local favorites (Bermet and Kremsnite)

Day Trip to Samobor: Bermet, a local wine apertif

Bermet, a local wine apertif, is a popular drink on the main square.

Day Trip to Samobor for Kremsnite, a custard cake

Kremsnite is a custard cake that is quite popular in the region.

Hike to Samobor Old Town (Stari Grad Samobor)

The Gradna Stream flows through the center of Samobor

The Gradna Stream flows through the center of Samobor, which we followed to the base of Tepec Hill to start our climb to the Old Town.

Day trip to Samobor: The Old Town (Stari Grad)

The Old Town (Stari Grad) is a stone shell of what it once was.

Old Town (Stari Grad) remains on top of Tepec Hill in Samobor.

We wandered through the remains of the Old Town (Stari Grad).

The Stations of the Cross line a path between two churches on Tepec Hill

The Stations of the Cross line a path between two churches, St. Anne and St. George, on Tepec Hill.

Day Trip to Samobor: A view from Samobor, Croatia from Tepec Hill.

A view from Samobor, Croatia from Tepec Hill.

We want to know: Have you taken a day trip to Samobor? What were the highlights? Tell us in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Day trip to Samobor

  1. Anonymous

    Love the pics of King Tomislav Square, St. Anastasia Church, and the Stations of the Cross……looks like you’ve picked another winner

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