The area is basically divided into three main parts:1) The used cars fair 2) Clothing and hardware 3) The Rest.
1) It all started with used cars some four decades ago and soon it attracted everything else that goes with the lifestyle. If you plan to buy a car, this is the largest car and motorcycle fair in Croatia, so set up your alarm clock to 5am in order to get a fair deal.
2) Stalls, stalls and lots of stalls selling various clothes (fake brands or brand look-a-likes) and hardware (not computer hardware but Wild West hardware stuff like grills, axes, spades, car tires etc.)
3) The Rest. Name 10 things that pop up to your mind. They’ve got it. Everything, from pins to tractors, from scratched CD’s to porcelain dolls, from used electromotors to old unopened letters (?), from furry muffs to VHS porn. Half of the goods is used but useable, a quarter is new, and the rest is just garbage. However, this is the most interesting part of the fair, since you can see the cross section of Croatian society – the poor, the elderly, farmers, Arts students preying on a book, a record or an so-out-of-fashion-that-it’s-fashionable-again garment etc.
Four mandatory things to do at Hreliæ:> buy something – it’s impossible to leave the place empty-handed> take photos – take extra batteries and a huge memory card> eat something – the food there is incredibly cheap, unhealthy and delicious> haggle – (ever seen the movie ‘Life of Brian’?)