Life is a journey, and the one who travels lives two lives. The lucky ones will, at least once on that journey, walk through the green hills of Zagorje, which offer peace, intimate contact with nature and open arms of hospitable and welcoming hosts. Zagorje – the green front door of Croatia – is a great region for vacation. It is an oasis of preserved nature, clean air, greenery and healthy thermal waters. In the archipelago of picturesque hills lie a whole range of spas, castles and manors, roman roads, agrotourism spots, museums, churches, and trails for hiking, riding and cycling.
The history of the planet is written here, and each visitor can experience it in the unique setting of the Museum of Krapina Neanderthals. And this is not the only 'time machine' – in the vicinity of Gornja Stubica, in the Oršić Castle, the Museum of Peasant Revolts takes visitors back to the time of the famous Matija Gubec. The most famous local love story, the legend of Zagorje's "Juliet" (Veronika Desinićka) who was, because of the unhappy love with a noble man, locked up within the walls of the Castle Veliki Tabor.
The Big Five of the picturesque thermal riviera offer a lot of similarities, but also a lot of local specialities. Thermae Tuhelj are the biggest modern bathing resort. Only few kilometres further, the excellent and internationally acclaimed medical tourist offer has been complemented by the new indoor thermal complex, Aquae Vivae. Not far from Stubičke Toplice there is another little gem of Zagorje thermal Riviera - Thermae Jezerčica.