Guidebook Updates for Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia

When we learn of important changes to the information in our Croatia & Slovenia guidebook, 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!

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.

Lake Bled

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:
  • Deva Puri Gallery has closed.

Ljubljana

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:
  • The recommended Jože Plečnik House is closed for renovation until May 2015.
  • Both of the city's Alibi Hostels have been converted into rental apartments.
  • Abecedarium has closed.
  • The Centromerkur department store is now called "Galerija Emporium."

Montenegro

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:
  • Drivers no longer need to pay a €10 "eco-tax" to cross the border from Croatia into Montenegro.

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.

Sarajevo

For books printed before May 2014, the following may apply:
  • The National Museum has closed (at least for now) because of funding cuts.

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: