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Lake Campsite Korana @ Plitvice Lakes
Train from Venice to Zagreb – flight from Zagreb to Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik to Montenegro by bus……
Hmmmmm – now i am not sure what to say about website’s timetable display
I personaly haven’t used that bus.
However I could not even imagine there are no daily buses between these two destinations.
IMO you are safe to go without risking to wait 3 days for the next bus…….
Am I reading this schedule correctly? Does this bus only run on certain days of the week? If so, which days? Or am I reading it wrong – is there a bus that I can take from Portoroz to Rovinj on any day in May?
There is daily bus that runs from Portorož to Rovinj (starts in Koper and drives to Porec, Rovinj and Pula.
The company that runs this bus is FILS d.o.o.
The journey from Portorož to Rovinj lasts 1hr and 44 minutes .
The distance from Portorož to Rovinj is 94 km.
The ticket price from Portorož to Rovinj is 11,00 EUR.
Departure from Portorož: 18:23
Arrival in Rovinj 20:07
Info from ap-ljubljana.si
I guess large and slow ferries will gradually be replaced with faster and smaller ones which will connect places and islands along the coast. Actually, these large ferries are painfully slow and take ages to come from Dubrovnik to Rijeka, it will be much better to use smaller, faster catamarans, for foot passengers, no cars, as cars can now use new motorway.in reply to: Travel to/from Dubrovnik, Split, Greece and Venice #16912
WOW! good news – new ferry route from Venice to Dubrovnik and Greece might be introduced:
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for this to go ahead
he, he , if this actually goes ahead
Ferry Marko Polo refloated after running aground:
:-* :-* :-*
Meanwhile, Marco Polo is being publicised as a tourist attraction because it is rare to see a ship “parked” on the island.
That’s a joke.
Not even funny joke.
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yes, it seems the crew made mistake :-[
there is also the official announcement in this morning’s novi list
and at ministry page : http://www.mmpi.hr/default.aspx?id=6265
I noticed British Airways flights to Dubrovnik are pretty cheap at the moment.
You can fly to Dubrovnik from London for ?50 one way ( November and December)
Not christmas of course :
he, hee,heeee, why don’t you go in croatia before christmas and come back for turkey in londresssss ?!?!
Tourism Figures Dwindling
Tourism figures seem to be dwindling. In the first five months of 2009 the Adriatic was visited by about 11 percent less of domestic and eight percent less of foreign tourists.
The Tourism Ministry has not described these figures as alarming due to the competition in the Mediterranean also facing hard times.
Croatia Responds to UK Foreign Office Warning
Breaking Travel News is reporting that Croatia is fighting back at a warning by the UK’s Foreign Office that tourists visiting the country should be aware of threats from organized crime.
The Croatian government has claimed the judgment, along with an article by the BBC, was both deliberately malicious and timed to coincide with the start of its main tourist season.
Whole article is here: http://www.travelagentcentral.com/croatia/croatia-responds-uk-foreign-office-warning-14625
Easter weekend test for Croatian tourism
The long Easter weekend is expected to be the first test of Croatia?s tourist season.
A rise in incoming traffic was registered at the Rupa border crossing as cars bearing Slovenian, Austrian and German registration plates entered Croatia on Friday.
Italians entered the country at the Pasjak border crossing. At least 2,100 German, Italian, Austrian and French guests are expected to spend Easter at hotels in Crikvenica, Dramalj, Selce and Novi Vinodol.
Developer Orco posts a 390 mln euro loss in 2008
PRAGUE, April 8 (Reuters) – Developer Orco Property Group (ORCO.PA) (ORCOsp.PR) posted a net loss of 390.6 million euros ($515.2 million) for 2008 due to a drop in asset value, the firm said late on Tuesday.
…and this is the latest :
Croatia Should Offer Quality To Tourist and Not Cut Prices
The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) general secretary Taleb Rifai has said speaking at a press conference as part of the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin that Croatia should not succumb to pressure for cutting or reducing prices this year, as the only way to attract more tourists is through upgrading quality of the offer using a well thought-out strategy and putting out a wide range of offers.
so, i am asking now, what is the diffrence between cutting prices and increasing quality of offer?
both approaches are reducing profit anyway. :
We are two ladies from South Africa that would like to travel in Croatia by camper. Is it safe?
Is it relatively cheap?
Hi ladies, yes, it is safe.
Is it cheap?
Try to camp in small campsites and out of the main tourist season (15.07-15.08)
Low-cost carrier Ryanair is introducing in comming months new flights from Edinburgh to Zadar.
Flights start on 1 of April and will run every Wednesday until September.
The Edinburgh flights is in addition to London (Stansted) to Zadar service which also runs on Wednesdays.
Flight Booking is at ryanair.com
I just checked prices and noticed some flights are for free.
Only airport taxes to be paid.
Seems like good bargain
And today’s news is :
The 830 tour operators active in the nine months of 2008 have managed to bring some 1.88 million foreign visitors to Croatia. The visitors in questions accounted for 13.3 million overnight stays, down 2.6 percent year-on-year in the number of arrivals and 2.9 percent less overnight stays, announced the State Statistics Bureau.
Zadar Buses are here https://www.find-croatia.com/buses-zadar/
Zadar Bus station timetable: http://www.liburnija-zadar.hr/kolodvor/raspored_linija.php
Note – to stop at Plitvice Lakes, one has to take a bus that does the longer route to Zagreb.
Please, could you tell me the timetable and duration of a bus from Dubrovnik to Orebic?
Departure from Dubrovnik to Orebic at 14.15 and 15.00.
Arrival 2 and 1/2 hrs later.
Shame, I’ve never been there
I know it is sandy island, not sure about camping, but it must be some campsites there
I am visiting Sibenik next week and am looking forward to a family holiday.
However on Saturday 31st May I would like to go Siroki Brijeg in Bosnia to watch a game of football at 3pm. Can you advise on how to get there and back?
I can’t drive so need some advice on public transport.
Would a taxi be possible?
Any help you can give will be very useful
Go day earlier and overnight in Siroki Brijeg. Take bus from Sibenik to Split and then from Split at 15:10 to arrive in Siroki Brijeg at 17:40. Taxi is possible too, about 4 hrs drive.
Split bus timetabes are here ak-split.hr/EN/vozni.red/VozniRedOdlazaka.aspx it also shows arrivals from Sibenik.
You have 11 days to travel. Maybe the best is to leave Istria for another time.
For your bus from Plitvice to Split, Zadar or Sibenik , my suggestion is to take any but that goes south towards the coast and then change as suited. This is not to difficult, lot of buses are passing Plitvice, just stay nead the road and wave to bus to stop. If you don’t wave they will not stop. And dont’ travel by nigt always start during morning to have more time to choose your bus.
I’ll go to Lopar the 1th of June. There is a ferry from the isle of Krk to the isle of Rab?
I see there is one from Valbiska but until 31/05/2008. There are other lines that start from the isle of Krk ?
There is ferry from Baska on Krk to Lopar on Rab. Valbiska to Lopar is currently suspended until 15 of june 2008. This is to the best of my knowledge.
Lopar Rab Tourist Board says on their website:
Rab is linked to the mainland with good road-ferryboat connections.
To the south, ferryboats on the route Mi?njak – Jablanac (a place 105 km. far from Rijeka) ply 8-20 times a day (even more frequently, if necessary) during the whole year. The journey lasts 15 minutes. From Jablanac roads branch off towards Zagreb, Pula, Ljubljana and Trieste. The internal part of the continent may be reached through the so called “Jozefinska cesta”, a road leading from Senj (50 km. far from Rab), through te saddle of Vratnik, Velika, Mala Kapela and Lika, to Karlovac and Zagreb.
To the north, the island is connected by ferryboats plying on the route Lopar-Senj and Lopar-Ba?ka (Krk) 3 – 8 times a day during the tourist season. “Jadrolinija’s” ships connect Rab with Rijeka, Zadar, ?ibenik, Split and Dubrovnik several times a week, in both directions, during the whole year.
website : lopar.com/eng/trajekti.htm
Any more news about this flight cancellation? Thx ???
Yes, more bad news about Wizz Air Zagreb flights, something is definitely wrong. Look at this :
WizzAir Low-Cost Airline Suddenly Cancels Zagreb ? London Flight, Leaving Passengers Stranded at Zagreb Airport
Zagreb, April 13 (CP) ? The Hungarian-Bulgarian low-cost airline WizzAir has totally let its passengers down by suddenly cancelling its Zagreb to London flight and leaving the passengers to their own devices on Friday.
The ordeal the 150 passengers of the Zagreb Friday afternoon flight to London began after the flight was initially postponed for Saturday at 8 o?clock in the morning, but in the end the actual flight took place 3 p.m., nearly 24 hours after it should have taken off.
WizzAir officials made no attempt to contact the stranded passengers and the company did not even offer to pay for their hotel accommodation, as according to WizzAir rules, passengers have such rights once the flight is delayed by more than seven hours.
Some 120 passengers managed to find accommodation with friends and relatives, but some 30 were stranded at the airport and slept on the floor in the cold vestibule, including several elderly people and families with young children.
Although the Zagreb Pleso airport officials did all they could to ease the troubles of the tricked WizzAir passengers, they were unable to do much, as when they tried to contact the WizzAir office in Budapest no one answered the phone.
Although WizzAir has been known for similar gaffes in the past with passengers waiting for their flight to take off for hours or even being informed at the airport that their flight has been delayed by 24 hours, this has been the worst in the nearly two-year history of the company?s flights between Zagreb and London.
There are rumours that such little attention is being paid to passengers on this particular route, as WizzAir is gradually phasing out the London-Zagreb-London route in a bid to employ its planes elsewhere, as it is not happy with the bookings that are below 70 percent per flight.
According to the booking availability the flights are to terminate on September 13, 2008.
Although contacted and quizzed on the issue, WizzAir officials have not confirmed the termination, but claimed the six-month schedule has as yet not been updated.
I listened this morning at BBC Radio4 Today’s program about this. They interviewed the author of the book and Lonely Planet’s representative. It is pretty bad
I need information about a ferry that departs Dubrovnik on 13 June 2008 to go to Korcula, then from Korcula to Drvenik on Sunday 15 June 2008 .
How far in advance do we need to book and what is the cost for a car, 2 adults and 2 children aged 7 & 10 .
No advance booking for Korcula-Drvenik ferry.
First come first served.
Cost and timing is here https://www.korculainfo.com/ferries/drvenik-korcula-ferry.htm
No Dubrovnik-Korcula ferry on 13.06.08.
The first one is following day:
DUBROVNIK 14.06.2008 08:30 SOBRA (MLJET) 14.06.2008 10:25
SOBRA (MLJET) 14.06.2008 10:40 KOR?ULA 14.06.2008 12:40
If this is not good for you drive to Korcula – 2.5 hrs and take ferry Orebic-Korcula
Again, no advance bookings. But no problem, there is always places.
Thanks for the rapid reply. I guess we’ll be driving the coast instead. The ferry schedule just won’t work for us in either direction. Would have been nice to rest a few hours and enjoy the scenery
Jadrolinija’s ferry schedule don’t work for anybody.
Ferries are never there when one needs them. :
For years and years always the same story.
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I cannot understand your summer schedule on the website.
I want to travel on July 1st from Split to Rijeka on the ferry. Is there a Ferry leaving Split on July st to Rijeka? If so, what times and how much for a person?
No ferries on that day.
The earliest is this schedule:
SPLIT 03.07.2008 20:00 RIJEKA 04.07.2008 07:00
Do they allow booking for one night only in Dubrovnik? I would really love to stay at a nice B&B in Dubrovnik but only for a night….
Yes, why not?
We are travelling from Orebic to Dubrovnik airport on Sunday15th June – public transport.
We have to be at the airport for 17.00.
Do you have any useful information on the best way to travel
Many thanks JO
Take bus from Orebic to Dubrovnik that goes early in the morning.
Change bus in Dubrovnik and take one for the Airport.
But ticket in advance to avoid disapointments.
So the bus from Dubrovnik to Plitvice is a night bus? When will it arrive then?
As for the bus from Split to Plitvice, it arrives at 2:00am. Am I able to find accomodation there that late?
Fogyy, could you tell me where you get that bus schedule? I would like to search the bus of other area in Croatia too.
Timetable is searchable at Split Autobusni Kolodvor site:
Take any morning bus from Dubrovnik to Split and chanage for Plitvice to arrive at reasonable hours if you wish to search for accommodation. Looking for room at 2 am is not practical
Bus from Venice to Trieste and then bus to Rijeka and Opatija. Not difficult.
I need to travel from Split to Dubrovnik on Tuesday 2nd September, 2008.
I will not have a car.
What are my options?
Take bus. Bus is the easiest way with plenty of departures.Takes about 3.5 hrs
Take any bus from Dubrovnik to Split and change there for Plitvice.
Direct bus from Dubrovnik to Plivice goes through Split anyway.
Timetable is here ignore the date, May will be the same one):
If flights are not listed it may be Wizzair’s intentions are to discontinue them : you never know
Hey everyone, this summer I will be going on holiday to Pula. Now I have a friend that lives in Beli Manastir, I know that’s very far away, but is it possible to travel from Pula to Beli Manastir in 1 day?
Shure you can do it in one day.
Take bus to Rijeka and then to Zagreb, from Zagreb take bus to Osijek or Beli Manastir.
Osijek is near Beli Manastir.
Don’t rely on trains, they are nos as frequent as buses.
I’m traveling from Rijeka to Split on 5/30.
We’d like to reserve a cabin on the Jadrolinija ferry that travels this route.
Would our fare be just for the cabin or do we need to pay a cabin fee and a deck fee as well?
Deck fare is included in cabin.
Which are the cheapest available flights from London to Zagreb?
Hard to say – depend of dates you intend to fly…What are your dates?
Is WizzAir the cheapest option?
Sometimes WizzAir is actually NOT the cheapest one
Back in November I flew to Zagreb by Croatia Airlines as their flights were much cheaper than WizzAir’s.
And they fly from Heathrow as opposed to Luton.
I prefer Heathrow, takes only 1/2 hour. For Luton, it takes me 1 1/2
How do you know what families have rooms to let?
Choose your island and then check what is advertised as available for that island on internet.
You can use travel directory here: https://www.find-croatia.com/directory/ for listings .
Also use google to search for particular island.
And what are the prices per day, weekly, and monthly?
Depending of island. Some are cheaper then others.
Prices are usually quoted per night.
Hovewer, if you find something that ou like, try to negotiate price for longer stay.
Zagreb has sent a demarche to Rome over a postal stamp depicting Rijeka.
Under the picture of the Croatian coastal city, a caption reads ?The eastern land that used to be Italian.? :
The Croatian Interior and European Integration Ministry has sent a letter of protest to Italy stating that they had learned in October of the preparations for issuing the stamp and had immediately informed Italy that the content was unacceptable.
Italy stated that it would not issue the stamp following receipt of the protest letter, according to a statement from the Croatian Ministry.
The protest note states that Croatia is surprised by the issue of the stamp, adding that the move was inappropriate and goes against the spirit of good neighborly relations and friendship.
The Italian Foreign Ministry was asked to once again inform the Italian government of Croatia?s views and to undertake adequate measures to prevent further distribution of the stamp.
Here is the stamp , I must say it is nice stamp
However, trains runs from Zagreb via Sisak to Sarajevo on this route:
See map here : http://www.bosniatravel.net/railway-map/
Zagreb Gl. kol.
Banja Luka (BIH)
Sorry mate, no way I can make it to Dubrovnik :'(
I suggest you to get road map of croatia where all info is already included.
For all ferry info check jadrolinija.hr site
im going to dubrovnik on 17th september,and plan to rent a car there for a week.would it be cheaper if i rent it in another city,or less touristic?is it recommendable to reserve the car by internet before or just there ill find better prices?
best price seen is sixt,any cheap?
thanks for the information!!
As far as I know, it makes no difference in price.
No, it’s not true
I found this info :
DUBROVNIK 16.09.2007 10:00 – KOR?ULA 16.09.2007 13:00
KOR?ULA 16.09.2007 13:30 STARI GRAD (HVAR) 16.09.2007 16:30
STARI GRAD (HVAR) 16.09.2007 17:00 SPLIT 16.09.2007 18:30
So, yes, there is ferry sailing from Dubrovnik to Split on 16.09.07.
It departs at 10 am and arrives in Split at 6.30 pm.
All info is here : jadrolinija.hr :-*
I have heard about Budva and Bar, but couldn?t find them on the map… ?Muchas gracias!
Budva and Bar are towns in Montenegro, not Croatia, check map of Montenegro you will find them there
I expect taxi to cost up to 80 Euro.
I dont beleive it will be finished so soon
Good idea :-* I want to go there next summer.
Any recomended places to stay ? how about campsites?
yeah you’r right i was only joking
It is two round pin plug like one on this photo:
Electric sockets look like this :
I like webmaster cat https://www.korculainfo.com/gallery/animals/mosho-the-webmaster1
[img width=533 height=400]https://www.korculainfo.com/gallery/var/resizes/animals/mosho-the-webmaster1.jpeg?m=1303251719[/img]
this sounds like spam to me :
Wow , 4 ferries a day to Hvar ??? ??? as opposed to 1 ferry a week to other islands :
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Islands Vis and Lastovo. For best bathing and swimming :-*
You can always take taxi if restaurants are not on the walking distance
We will be visiting Croatia in August and are looking for budget (backpacker) accommodation on the southern Croatian islands.
Can you recommend anywhere please? Regards.
Try hostels and campsites.
Check these links :
They are all good campstes.
I am considering visiting Lastovo. Which village would be the best to stay in?
Is the island very mountainous? Is it easy to cycle around?
Well, Lastovo is not VERY mountainous but if you go in summer, it is hot for cycling during the sunny days
Any other suggestion?
Consider new ferry catamaran transport link from Dubronik via Mljet and Korcula to Lastovo which will be introduced for the first time in Summer 2007 : https://www.korculainfo.com/ferries/catamaran-dubrovnik-mljet-korcula-lastovo.htm
Is Lastovo worth the trouble with transport?
Yes it is
…but found nice videos about houston here http://www.visithoustontexas.com/media/videos/interface.html
actually very nice videos thx paparojsan!
Of course people will let you stay, John!
Look here, what happened in my garden last summer :
😮 😮 😮 WOW!
I am planning to visit Istria in next few months.
What is your favorite place in Istria? Please post your recommendations
Don’t miss Motovun. Realy nice little place.
If you want to go straight from Dubrovnik to Hvar, consider taking bus to Split, get off at Drvenik and take ferry to Sucuraj on Hvar. From Sucuraj, take bus to Hvar town.
Thank you for the good map of croatian railways
Yes it is good map shame there is no lot of trains in Croatia :'(
Did anybody see this film?
Nope. I checked youtube, nothing available. Shame.
Why they made DVD which nobody watch? :
I have heard that everything completely shuts down during certain months??
Perhaps on some tiny, remote, unihabited islands where nobody lives except tourist ???
This is not a joke – this is tasteless crap.
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Ignorant advertisers. :-[
I can see here two lighthouses, the green one and the red one. Does anybody knows which one was hit by hydrofoil?
Thanks for the photo.
It doesn’t look too bad actually.
Mali Zdrelac chanell between Ugljan and Pasman is pretty, pretty narrow , look at the peljar map :
If I was sailing there I would regularly hit that lighthouse
:(” title=”>:(” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> Italians have the nerve!
:(” title=”>:(” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> They commited war crimes all across former Yugoslavia, how dare they accuse any Former Yugoslavian country of anything.
:(” title=”>:(” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> They should reflect on their own stance and their own doings during WW2, afterall they where the agressors and conquerors.
Oh my god, I remember once, I was travelling from Split to Pula by bus to visit my brother ( he was doing his army/navy training in Pula at Mozil baracs)
It took me ages to arrive.
The best bit of the whole journey was that stretch of bus ride from Rijeka to Pula – I think I took some kind of local bus service – it stopped at every village in Istria :
I thought I will never arrive. But I did and had great time there.
Good luck to you!
I prefer Motovun Festival.
Years ago Pula Festival used to be good, but I think their time is gone.
The British frigate HMS Cornwall, which left Great Britain for a seven-month journey of the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf last month, sailed into the port of Lora in the southern city of Split on Wednesday.
At the news conference, the voluntary fire brigade from Supetar on the island of Brac will be presented with equipment worth 180,000 kuna. The donation, initiated by the London Fire Brigade, was given by the Dutch company Holmarto.
I heard these guys are going to do rowing race with Vela Luka rowing club.
Is it true? ???
Yes, it is true.
They will row against Vela Luka rowing club this afternoon .
Do you know the result of the race?
I hope local guys are going to beat them this time
All good news!
Yes very good news.
According to the economic freedom indeks for 2007 published by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, the Croatian economy is 55 percent free, which places it into the category of “mostly non-free economies ” and its general assessment is below average.
I am not surprised by this at all. You need van full of paperwork to do somekind of business in Croatia.
I like this comment:
” here in croatia it is always rain.we decidet to don t sleep in tent in camping,and we found a room.after 2 hours we find a room in a private house.and here we eat many many fishes(very cheap)”
He, he he, this is a good one I like it.
I would suggest Vegeta by Podravka :
Vegeta ? the most famous Croatian brand
Yes, Vegeta is good thing.
I would also conisder to buy some dried fruit, something like dried figs or grapes.
I buy croatian olive oil to bring it to my friends in UK.
and please also if someone knows where ferry arrives from Split – is it Lapad or Dubrovnik?
Ferry that sails from Split to Dubrovnik docks in Gruz – another part of Dubrovnik.
Take bus from Gruz to Old town as this would be too far to walk.
Take bus no 1 that runs from Gruz to Dubrovnik Old Town.
Travelling from Split to Sarajevo :
Are there any trains that go from Split to Sarajevo?
I checked trains timetables, but I get results for Split to Zagreb route only.
Thank you for any suggestion
Hi Dales, welcome to our new forum!
No, there are no direct trains that run between Split and Sarajevo.
You can travel by bus to Sarajevo, or if you preffer to take a train, go to Ploce and take train to Sarajevo from there.
I would suggest you to completely ignore trains, and just usebus from Split to Sarajevo.
I want to tour the islands off the coast of Dubrovnik in June 2007;
From I have learned, getting to the islands wil be fairly easy, but
once I get to an island, is there transportation? Can I rent a car on
the islands? The islands are too big to walk across in a day.
I have considered renting a car and taking a car ferry, but from I
have learned, the car ferries don’t operatre every day. I would refer
to take the faster boats.
Well, it depend at which island you want to go. 😮
Some has better public transport, others not as good. Some islands don’t have any transport at all.
First check if there are any cars allowed at particular island of your interest, then check webpage that cover that island.
Look at this video:
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