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

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

  • 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

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.
  • Many of Dubrovnik's museums — including the Rector's Palace, Rupe Museum, and Maritime Museum — no longer sell single admission tickets. Visitors need to get either a "nine museum ticket" (100 kn, good for a week) or a Dubrovnik Card (which also covers the city walls and public transit).
  • The Icon Museum at the Serbian Orthodox Church is closed for restoration, with no definite date for reopening.
  • Old Town Garden Cottage and Studio has a new name, website, and email address: Dubrovnik Gardens, dubrovnikgardens@gmail.com.
  • Fresh Sheets Hostel has a new name, website, and email address: City Walls Hostel, citywallshostel@gmail.com.

Hvar

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

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

Istria

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

  • Rovinj: The Gostionica/Trattoria Toni restaurant has closed.
  • Motovun: The House of Gold guesthouse has closed.

Korčula

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

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

Split

For books printed before June 2016, the following may apply:

  • The Split Apartment Croatia agency is now managed by the Memento Travel Agency (but has kept the same contact info).
  • The Zlatna Vrata pizzeria in the Old Town has closed.
  • Schedules for many coastal ferries have changed; check the updates under "Across Croatia" for more info and links to ferry schedules.