Guidebook Updates for Croatia

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Croatia, we post them here. (Of course, it’s still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you’re set for a great trip!

Across Croatia

Jadrolinija has cancelled the big, slow, coastal car ferries that connected Rijeka, Split, Hvar, Korčula, and Dubrovnik. Other connections between many of these places, however, are still operating (check Jadrolinija’s online schedules).

Dubrovnik

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

  • The World Center of Croatian Naive Art has closed.
  • There is no longer single-ticket entry for the Rector’s Palace, Maritime Museum, or Rupe Granary and Ethnographic Museum. A 70 kn combo-ticket covers all three.
  • The Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik has closed its wartime photo gallery.
  • Paulina Čumbelić’s rented rooms (in the Pile neighborhood) are no longer available.
  • The Sugar and Spice dessert shop has closed.

Hvar

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

  • The high-speed Krilo passenger boat connecting Split to nearby islands no longer sails from Split or Hvar to Korčula. Fortunately, Jadrolinija operates a similar high-speed, passenger-only daily catamaran service connecting Split, Hvar town, and Korčula town. In summer (June–Sept), the Jadrolinija catamaran departs Split daily at 17:00, and Hvar at 18:15, arriving in Korčula town at 20:05; the northbound departure leaves Korčula each morning at 6:00, arriving in Hvar at 7:50, and arriving in Spit at 9:05. Off-season (Oct–May), the southbound boat departs Split daily at 16:00 (departs Hvar 17:15, arrives Korčula 18:40); the northbound schedule depends on the day of the week (Mon–Sat departs Korčula 6:00, arrives Hvar 7:25, arrives Split 8:40; Sun and holidays departs Korčula 13:00, arrives Hvar 14:25, arrives Split 15:40). The Krilo express catamaran still runs between Split and Hvar; however, it sails daily only in peak season (July through early Aug). It's wise to double-check both the Jadrolinija schedules and Krilo schedule a day or two ahead.

Korčula

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

  • The high-speed Krilo passenger boat connecting Split to nearby islands no longer sails from Split or Hvar to Korčula. Fortunately, Jadrolinija operates a similar high-speed, passenger-only daily catamaran service connecting Split, Hvar town, and Korčula town. In summer (June–Sept), the Jadrolinija catamaran departs Split daily at 17:00, and Hvar at 18:15, arriving in Korčula town at 20:05; the northbound departure leaves Korčula each morning at 6:00, arriving in Hvar at 7:50, and arriving in Spit at 9:05. Off-season (Oct–May), the southbound boat departs Split daily at 16:00 (departs Hvar 17:15, arrives Korčula 18:40); the northbound schedule depends on the day of the week (Mon–Sat departs Korčula 6:00, arrives Hvar 7:25, arrives Split 8:40; Sun and holidays departs Korčula 13:00, arrives Hvar 14:25, arrives Split 15:40). The Krilo express catamaran still runs between Split and Hvar; however, it sails daily only in peak season (July through early Aug). It's wise to double-check both the Jadrolinija schedules and Krilo schedule a day or two ahead.
  • Rab

    For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

    • The ferry to Rab no longer goes from the village of Jablanac, but from the nearby port of Stinica.

    Rovinj

    For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

    • Hotel Villa Angelo d’Oro has closed.

    Split

    For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:

    • Villa Art has closed.
    • If using a GPS to find Villa Ana, enter the address “Kralja Zvonimira 14.”
    • The high-speed Krilo passenger boat connecting Split to nearby islands no longer sails from Split or Hvar to Korčula. Fortunately, Jadrolinija operates a similar high-speed, passenger-only daily catamaran service connecting Split, Hvar town, and Korčula town. In summer (June–Sept), the Jadrolinija catamaran departs Split daily at 17:00, and Hvar at 18:15, arriving in Korčula town at 20:05; the northbound departure leaves Korčula each morning at 6:00, arriving in Hvar at 7:50, and arriving in Spit at 9:05. Off-season (Oct–May), the southbound boat departs Split daily at 16:00 (departs Hvar 17:15, arrives Korčula 18:40); the northbound schedule depends on the day of the week (Mon–Sat departs Korčula 6:00, arrives Hvar 7:25, arrives Split 8:40; Sun and holidays departs Korčula 13:00, arrives Hvar 14:25, arrives Split 15:40). The Krilo express catamaran still runs between Split and Hvar; however, it sails daily only in peak season (July through early Aug). It's wise to double-check both the Jadrolinija schedules and Krilo schedule a day or two ahead.

    Zagreb

    For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply: