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!

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).
  • Some catamaran connections have also changed substantially. Most notably, the Krilo catamaran now runs an exceptionally tourist-friendly route, heading south from Split in the morning and connecting the islands of Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet before ending at Dubrovnik. A few hours later, it does the reverse trip, allowing travelers to day-trip from any of these stops to any stops to the south (daily June–Sept, 3–4/week May and Oct, no service Nov–April). Given all of the schedule changes, it's especially smart to double-check schedules online when planning any boat journey on the Dalmatian Coast, whether for Jadrolinija boats, the Krilo, or the Nona Ana catamaran (connecting Dubrovnik, Mljet, and Korčula).

  • Krilo tickets are now available in advance online — when possible, book a few days ahead.

Dubrovnik

  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.

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

  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.

Korčula

  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.

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

  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.

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.”

Zagreb

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