Circle Resource Guide 2. Emergencies / Taxi
3. Money / Banks
4. Post Office / Telephone
6. GP Doctors
7. Gynaecologist / Paediatrician / Ears, Nose
Connecting you to and Throat
8. Dentist / Orthodontist/ Cosmetic Dentist
Dubrovnik 9. Optometrist / Dermatologist
10. Physiotherapist / Neurologist / Heart &
Dubrovnik can be a difficult place to find things Lung
as we have the ―old‖ and the ―new‖- negotiating 11. Having a car / Parking / Petrol Stations
your normal tasks could resemble connecting all 12. Rental Car
the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. We hope to make it 13. Bus / Cable Car
easier for you. 14. Shopping / Food
15. Clothing / Designer Clothes
Dubrovnik also has some surprises when it comes
16. Dry Cleaning / Laundromat
to ―an address‖. Many street addresses are not
17. Shoes / Shoe repair
actual Streets in the sense of driving access, they
are pedestrian access only most commonly stairs
19. Books / Magazines
20. House / Home ware / Lighting / Bathroom
Then there is the problem of signs to be precise 21. Hardware / Garden
the LACK of signs and as you move further away 22. Car / Sport
from the town centre the numbering becomes 23. Electrician / Plumber
quite random. There still exists an address with 24. Painter / Gardener
simply ―bb‖ which means ―bez broj‖ without 25. Mechanic / Tyres
number. So when asking for directions please be 26. Legal Assistance / Other services
aware many people use churches, post-offices or 27. Eating Out
other landmarks to direct you. 28. Places of Interest
29. Uniquely Croatian Gifts
We have sectioned our guide in a manner of direct 30. Uniquely Croatian Gifts
importance and have provided a page format to 31. Useful Information and Numbers
allow you to locate needs more immediately.
We will be updating the guide as new information
becomes available to us. Unfortunately at times
businesses do close unexpectedly or change their
hours of business so wherever possible we will try
to include a contact number.
“When you travel, remember that a foreign
country is not designed to make you
comfortable. It is designed to make its own
The Emergency Essentials: hospital if needed (red slip) or will write you a
script to be filled at a Pharmacy.
Police – 92 (Policija)
If given a referral to the main hospital you will
Ambulance – 94 (Hitna Pomoc) need to drive up to the main car park and enter
through the doors where the ambulance ramp is –
Fire Brigade – 93 (Vatrogasci) you cannot park at this entrance.
Procedure for an emergency visit to the As with all Emergency Depts. be
Dubrovnik Hospital: prepared for a LONG wait.
Roka Mišetica bb
Tel: +385 20 431 777, fax: +385 20 426 149
all surgeries work from 7 a.m. to 3 pm, 24 hour You may need to call a taxi at 020-970
duty service which is a 24/7 service.
Taxi Service Dubrovnik, ☎ +385 95 914 2221
Dr. A.Starĉevića 45 There are several Taxi Ranks throughout the
City and surrounding areas. Taxis are not
Tel: +385 20 416 866, fax: +385 20 422 122
Family Medic Ward, cheap and most will take a maximum of 4
Tel: 429 044, 425 757, passengers.
M – F 8-20.30 h, Saturday 8-13 h
Tel: 412 433, 420 806, Taxi stands:
M – F 7-21.30 h, Saturday 7-12 h
Laboratories, Outside the hospital
Tel: 411 432,
Outside the old town on Pile and Ploĉe
M – F 7-14 h, Saturday 7-13 h
Lapad beside the DOC shopping centre
Guests from countries which have signed a health-
care agreement with the Republic of Croatia do Gruţ next to the harbour and main bus station
not have to pay for medical services. If that is not
the case, the services are charged directly to the Outside the Jug swimming pool opposite Tommy
user, according to the official price list.
Unlike many western hospitals the emergency
dept of the hospital is a separate building.
You will follow the signs to the hospital (Opca
Bolnica Dubrovnik) and before you reach the
hospital the emergency dept is on your right hand
side about 500 metres before the main hospital.
You will need to have identification with you
(passport) if you do not have your identity card
(osbna karte) and proof of where you are staying.
Many of the hospital staff speak English and on
the whole are extremely helpful.
You will be assessed by the doctor working in the
ED who will then give you a referral to the main
Currency: Erste & Steiermarkische Bank
Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). Tel. (+385- ) 062 37 46 85
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa, and 1, 2, 5 Kuna Open 08:00 - 18:00,
Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, Sat 08:00 - 12:00,
500 and 1,000 Kuna Sun Closed.
Most shops and restaurants do accept Euro and Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank
other currencies but it is advisable to pay in Kuna. Vukovarska 15
Tel. (+385-20) 32 24 44
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks,
Open 08:00 - 19:00,
exchange offices, postal offices and most tourist
Sat 08:00 - 13:00,
agencies, hotels and camps. Credit cards: most
hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards
(American Express, Diners Club, Euro
card/MasterCard, Visa, Sport Card International).
Tel. (+385- ) 062 20 12 00
Opening a bank account: Open 08:00 - 19:00,
Sat 08:00 - 12:00,
Opening a foreign or local currency bank account Sun Closed.
in Croatia is a straightforward process and can be
done at any major bank. The only requirements Privredna Bank
are proof of identification (i.e. passport or ID Obala S.Radića 8
card) and a nominal sum to deposit which may Tel. (+385-20) 72 01 00
vary from bank to bank. Open 08:00 - 19:00,
Sat 09:00 - 12:00,
In addition, some banks may request proof of Sun Closed.
residency prior to issuing an ATM card or
providing Internet banking services. Most banks
have English or German-speaking staff available Raiffeisen Bank
to assist foreign customers. Foreign exchange Vukovarska 17
rates are generally prominently posted in several Tel. (+385-20) 44 18 00
languages. Open 08:00 - 19:30,
Sat 08:00 - 12:00,
Once an account is opened the customer has Sun Closed.
immediate access to his/her funds, but will only be
able to withdraw them from that specific bank
until an ATM card has been issued, which usually Volksbank
takes from one to two weeks. Vukovarska 36
Tel. (+385-20) 35 89 00
There are no restrictions on the importation or Open 08:00 - 19:00,
exportation of foreign currency into the Republic Sat 08:00 - 12:00,
of Croatia. However, the importation and Sun Closed.
exportation of Croatian currency is restricted and
regulated by the Croatian National Bank. Their Zagrebaĉka Bank
web address is: http://www.hnb.hr/eindex.htm Vukovarska 7
Tel. (+385-20) 32 25 07
Head Branches of Banks available in Open 08:00 - 18:00,
Sat 08:00 - 12:00,
Dubrovnik. There are of course various smaller
branches and their ATM machines located
throughout the City and surrounding areas.
Post Office (Pošta)
You can receive all types of service, such as Babin Kuk, Mali Stradun, Tel/fax: 437 677
telephone links, telex, fax etc. Mon-Fri. 8-12h, 18-19h, sat. 9-12h
Postal stamps can be purchased in postal offices or
at kiosks (Tisaks) 20110 Dubrovnik
most post offices are open throughout the day, Nikole Tesle 2, Tel: 357 367, fax: 357 399
only in the morning on Saturdays, and are closed Mon-Fri. 8-19h, sat.8-14h
Working hours are extended during the summer POST OFFICES - in Zupa
time in many post offices.
Public telephones can be used only with phone Srebreno, Tel: 486 240
cards. Mon-Fri. 8-19h, sat. 8-14h
Phone cards can be purchased at post offices, 20208 Mlini - Astarea
kiosks, hotels and tourist resorts. Tel: 485 099
Mon-Fri. 7.30-12h, 18.30-20.30h
In order to make a phone call from Croatia to any
country in the world, an international prefix 00 POST OFFICES - in Cavtat
is required, followed by the country code.
The telephone code for Croatia is +385 and 20210 Cavtat
Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik Region dial (0)20. Trumbi�ev put 10, Tel: 478 040, fax: 479 020
mon-fri.8-19h, sat. 8-12h
Operator 981 20213 Ĉilipi
International operator 901 Tel: 771 400, fax: 771 455
International Directory Inquiries 902 Mon-Fri. 8-14.30h
Area Codes: 20117 Airport
Tel: 771 420, fax: 771 460
When calling between cities you must dial Mon-Fri. 8-14.30h
specific city area codes: (area code) + (phone
number) If you have an unlocked phone:
Zagreb (01) Split (021) Rijeka (051) Dubrovnik You simply need to purchase a pre-paid sim
(020) Šibenik/Knin (022) Zadar (023) Osijek card from one of the providers.
(031) Vukovar (032) Varaţdin (042) Bjelovar
(043) Sisak (044) Karlovac (047) Koprivnica
(048) Krapina (049) Istria (052) Lika/Senj (053) Mobile companies:
Croatia uses the GSM 900/1800 system for mobile
POST OFFICES - in Dubrovnik phones. There are three providers.
T-Mobile (also operates the Bonbon prepaid
20000 Dubrovnik brand), T Mobile (098) www.t-mobile.hr
Put Republike 28, Tel: 413 960, fax: 413 962
Mon-Fri. 8-19h, sat 8-19h, Sun 8-12h VIP (also operates the Tomato prepaid brand)
VIPnet (091) www.vipnet.hr
20105 Dubrovnik Tele2. TELE2 (095) www.tele2.hr
Frana Supila 10, Tel/fax: 413 755
Mon-Fri. 8-12h, 18-19h Over 98% of the country's area is covered. Since
2006 UMTS (3G) is available as well.
Marka Marojice 1, Tel/fax: 332 380
Gruţ Harbour (Gruţ Luka)
Zdravstvena ustanova Ljekarna
Pharmacy/ (Ljekarna) Obala pape Ivana Pavla II 7
+385 (20) 419 863
Pharmacy - Pharmacies in Dubrovnik have varied
working hours: They're open mornings and ĈEBULĆ I (mall SRĐ)
afternoons Monday through Friday, but only in Obala S.Radica 44
the morning Saturday. Almost all accept credit Tel: 419 292, fax: 419 233
cards. Kod Zvonika and Gruţ Harbour Open 8-20 h, Sat. 8-14 h
alternate the afterhours / Sunday and
Public Holiday openings LJEKARNA ĈEBULĆ
+385 (20) 313 370
Lapad (closest to hospital)
+385 (20) 417 984
+385 (20) 419 233
+385 (20) 419 292
Mata Vodopića 30,
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
+385 (20) 436 751
+385 (20) 436 778
Open 8-20 h
ĈEBULĆ II (Hotel Lero) Uz Jadransku cestu 7,
I.Vojnovica 14 20236 Mokošica
Tel: 331 766 +385 (20) 453 652
Weekdays open 8-20 h, Sat. 8-14 h +385 (20) 356 544
+385 (20) 453 652
Dubrovnik Old Town
LJEKARNA DOMUS CHRISTI
Placa 5 LJEKARNA SREBRENO
20000 Dubrovnik, Vukovarska 44, Srebreno, Zupa
+385 (20) 323 882 020/487 014
+385 (20) 426 259
Open 8-12.30 h and 17-20 h, Sat. 8-13 h Cavtat
KOD ZVONIKA JASMINKA MIŠKOVIĆ
Placa, Old Town Trumbićev put 2, 20210 Cavtat
Tel: 428 656, fax: 411 373 +385 (20) 478 261
Week days open 8-20 h Mon-Sat. 8-12 h and 16-19.30 h
KOD MALE BRAĈE Gruda
Placa, Old Town
Tel: 426 372, fax: 411 373 VIDOVIC - GRUDA
Weekdays open 8-14 h Tel/fax: 791 484
Mon-Fri. 8-20 h, sat. 8-13 h
Kardinala Stepinca 1D
+385 (20) 437 031
Stradun - Babin Kuk
Tel: 435 596, fax: 331 433,
Mob: 091 506 7235
Mon, Wed, Fri. 8-13 h,
Tue & Thu. 14-19 h
Clinic of General Medicine MADUNOVIĆ
Liechensteinov put 10 (sport centre)
Tel/fax: 331 013
Weekdays 7-11 h and 17-20 h
Put Republike 28
Tel: 414 220,
Mon -Thu. 8-12 h and 16 19 h
Fri. 8-15 h
Tel: 357 901
Open weekdays 8-12 h and 16-19 h
Private Dentists Orthodontist
Tel: +385 20 332 644, mob: +385 98 285 080,
fax: +385 20 332 644
Weekdays 8-13 h and 17-19 h
N.Tesle 4/III (Batala centre)
Tel: 357 130
Weekdays 8-12 h and 16-19 h
Dr. Refika Kneţević
Lapadska obala 2
Weekdays open 14-20 h
Dental Service Raguţ
Kneza Domagoja 5
Tel/fax: 412 822,
Weekdays open 9-13 h and 17-20 h
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Heart / Lung:
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For those who cannot find a spot on the street or
By Car who plan to park for an extended period of time,
the city has an underground parking garage
ROAD HELP-1987 located just 10–15-minutes’ walking distance to
the Old Town. Ravne Garaža is located on Ilija
One of the many features that make Dubrovnik’s na Glavica.
Old Town so attractive is its pedestrian-only
streets. However, this ban on traffic makes Petrol Stations / (Benzinska postaja)
arriving by car and finding parking very difficult. The 24/7 ―INA‖ Petrol station is on the main road
leading out to the airport it is in Kupari, Zupa
Oh no! You parked your car and it’s not about 8 km from Dubrovnik.
there! Car theft in Dubrovnik is extremely There is a Petrol Station beside the Airport in
low more likely you have parked illegal ly Ĉilipi
and have been towed away. Dubrovnik has 2 other ―INA‖ Petrol Stations
basically along the same road into Gruţ along the
Dubrovnik parking - tow-away service Main road coming from the Airport.
Tel: 331 016 To the north there is a Petrol station at Komolac
opposite the ACI Marina
Visit the depot on Starĉevićeva ulica
(leads from Pile to Gruţ) behind the Jug
swimming centre and across from the T -
Com building. Its open 24 hours.
The bad news is you’ll have to pay a
charge of 300kn for the trouble, plus a
police fine of up to 800kn. Let’s face it, it
could be worse! The people here speak
English and accept payment by credit card.
Under this ―pay & display‖ system, drivers may
either buy a ticket from a machine and display it
in their car windows or send an SMS (from a local
Croatian mobile phone) with their registration
number (license plate number) to the displayed
zone 8200/8202/8203. They may then send
additional SMS messages to add more time, one
hour per message. You may also buy parking
coupons from a Tisak each coupon is 5 Kuna, it is
always handy to have one or two on standby.
For free on some parts of Petra Krešimira IV and
Frana Supila. These are the two main streets in the
Ploĉe neighbourhood, just outside of the Old
In addition, two ―pay & display‖ parking lots
located just behind the Old Town, near the Buza
Gate. The ―pay and display‖ lot on Pile is the most
expensive as is the parking opposite the Hilton.
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Car Rental Hertz
Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Car rental rates in Croatia are generally high by Dubrovnik Airport
international standards and vary greatly depending
mob. +385 91 425 1111
on the Rental Company and class of car. Drivers
should also be aware that roads are often narrow phone: +385 20 425 000
and local drivers can be aggressive and erratic. fax +385 1 488 3077
Defensive driving is a must. e-mail: email@example.com
Rentals generally begin at about 40 Euro per day
for a small economy car, including taxes and
Dubrovnik Sixt Rent a Car
A Marker Car Rental mob. +385 91 619 9972
Svetog Djurdja 6-Pile Gate-Old Town, www.sixt.hr
☎ +385 91 739 75 45
fax: +385 (0) 20 418 730 Euro Car Rental
Kompas Rent a Car mob: +385 98 211 218
Kardinala Stepinca 52, phone/fax: +385 20 419 657
☎ +385 20 436 541 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
fax: +385 (0) 20 436 571
Easy Rent Gulliver
Uz glavicu 7, Dubrovnik Airport
☎ +385 98 1952 114 mob. +385 98 324 649
phone: +385 20 333560
fax: +385 (0) 20 773 953
fax +385 20 333 525
mob: +385 91 201 4638 M.A.C.K.
phone: +385 20 418 998 Dubrovnik Airport
e-mail: email@example.com phone: +385 20 412 732
www.budget.hr fax +385 20 423 747
Europ car www.mack-concord.hr
mob. +385 98 244 390 Avis
phone: +385 20 437 325 Dubrovnik Airport
fax +385 20 437 326 mob. +385 91 314 3010
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com
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Getting around Dubrovnik by bus is a breeze. All
the neighbourhoods are linked by buses that run
anywhere from every 10 minutes to every half
hour. (See a map of Dubrovnik's bus network).
Busses begin running at about 5am and pick up
their last passengers around midnight.
Tickets are available from newsstands (Tisak’s) or
from the driver but he will expect the exact
change. The tickets are cheapest from the Tisak.
Multiple ride tickets are available from the Bus
Station Office on Pile and opposite Tommy in
Gruţ where the Taxi stand is.
Signal the driver to stop when waiting at any bus
stop as a precaution. When you board the bus,
make sure you validate the ticket by inserting it
into a validating machine or you'll be liable for a
For more detailed information about timetables
see, the website of Libertas Dubrovnik
You may need to temporarily unblock pop ups to
view the timetables.
Dubrovnik Cable Car. 9AM-9PM. 73 Kuna
The original cable car had been closed since
1991, when it was bombed during the conflict.
It reopened to the public for the first time on
10 July 2010. Fantastic views and an
interesting Museum of the Homeland War
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In Šrebreno next to the council offices. Good
variety of food items and also has a clothing dept
Food Srebreno, Vukovarska 46, 20207 Mlini
Phone: 020 484-700 | Fax: 020 484-777
Supermarket Chains Working hours: Monday - Saturday: 08 - 21h
Open approx 0700 – 2100 hrs. Sunday mornings till 13h.
Sundays until 1400hrs
The largest Konzum is in Gruţ Harbour by the
cruise ship Terminal. Speciality Foods
Also located in ―Old Town‖ in the same plaza as
the fresh market, Ploĉe gate. Good selection of BioBio – Located where the Tommy complex is in
goods and stock is turned over regularly and Gruţ has a good range of ―health foods‖, organic
Šrebreno in Zupa. vegetables and fruit also nuts.
Kerum DM – Not exactly a supermarket but does have
Along the road out of Ploĉe next to Bikers Cafe household goods, a great range of cosmetics and
(not a good supply of goods) hair colour and also has a range of health foods.
Located on Pile and in the DOCS centre in Lapad.
Main road to Gruţ opposite Jug swimming pool, Fresh Markets- ―Old Town‖, Lapad behind the
parking 1 hour free, fresh fish counter but not so DOCS centre, Gruţ down from the shopping
good for veg. Lapad Docs shopping centre. complex Robna Kuća and beside the FRESH
Behind Erste Bank adjacent to Tommy, entrance
at rear and parking with receipt is free for 1 hour.
In Zupa Retail Park off the main road – Large sign
visible 6 km south of Dubrovnik. Cash and Carry
- Large supermarket also sells in large sizes,
supplies most retail outlets. Also have electrical,
clothing, garden supplies and white goods.
Gornja Ĉibaĉa 10B
Phone: 020 484-810 | Fax: 020 484-829
Working hours: Monday - Saturday: 07 - 21h
(Sunday during Summer Season)
A German company opposite Getro. Sells food
and non food items, good selection of wines, new
food items are delivered each Thursday and can
have some great low cost items on specials.
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Clothing House (Robna Kuća)
(Shopping Complex in Gruţ Harbour)
SrĊ is opposite the harbour area and near the Gruţ
fresh fish market. Above Euro shop which does
sometimes have clothing itself upstairs in Robna
Kuća there is clothing for the whole family.
(Shopping complex in Lapad)
On the road to Babin Kuk opposite the Football
Stadium. Here you will find a variety of boutiques
which include Benetton and other known
―Labels‖. Children’s / women’s clothing and
(Shopping complex in Gruţ)
(Shopping complex in Gruţ)
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Laundry Dress maker
Sanja & Rosie's Laundrette
Open 07:00 - 22:00.
Put od Bosanke 2
50kn wash up to 9kg.
(+385) 099 254 69 59
Amo Wash & Dry
Open 09:00 - 13:00, 16:00 - 19:00,
Sat 09:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun.
Pera Ĉingrije 8
(+385) 20 33 33 47
Open 07:00 - 19:00,
Sat 07:00 - 12:00. Closed Sun.
Andrije Hebranga 106
(+385) 098 42 86 71
Open 07:00 - 21:00.
Andrije Hebranga 8
(+385-20) 41 25 18
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Great Books – most languages – extremely helpful
and friendly staff.
Placa 8, (Stradun)
Tel: + (385) 020/ 322 044
Fax: + (385) 020/ 322 043;
Open 09:00 - 21:00,
Sun 10:00 - 14:00.
Open 09:00 - 24:00,
Sun 10:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00.
Newspapers and magazines in different languages
also stocks Stationary supplies.
June, September Open 07:00 - 24:00.
July, August Open 00:00 - 24:00
(+385) 099 706 1326
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House Spiona In Zupa retail park opposite Getro.
Spiona seems to be having identity
Furniture crises at the moment but we will
keep you updated. Restaurant top
Meblo Next to Getro in Zupa. floor.
Slovenian/Italian co. Top floor.
Lovely quality. Cushions, Robna This is in Gruţ harbour.
material. Kuća SrĊ Refurbished floor for household
dept store items and towels, material etc.
Extended section for household,
need to search. Pans good. Storage
Linea Behind Minĉeta dept store. Two boxes.
Mixture of traditional/modern. Dota Iva Vojnovica near to Ĉokolino,
Mattresses, Garden furniture too. same road at Hotel Bellevue.
Delivery. The better furniture Plain towels/linen, cushions. Nice
tends to be hidden in corners. items. Modern.
Perak By Mangan (orange building), Lighting
Babin Kuk, Iva Dulĉića.
Contemporary Italian, expensive, Brenum Lighting shop – Batala, (Gruţ
but gorgeous. Catalogues too. bay). Large glass fronted store.
Two storeys large glass fronted Very nice Italian lighting, lot of
building. Design service offered. choice, some expensive, but some
Ask for Natasha – speaks English. designer classics too.
Ĉokolino Montovjerna, Iva Vojnovića street
Selva On road leading down to Old City. opposite shop Dota. Has material,
Upmarket and expensive, but foam, lighting, parquet
different. floorboards, rugs etc. Helpful.
Closes between 12-4 each working Hidden away.
day. Parking difficult.
Interni Ex-cargo warehouse – within
airport surrounds. Entrance just
after airport turnoff from main
Grga Gruţ, top road, Andrije
road. Modern, tiles too.
Hebranga street also in Zupa
Kupari, auto camp.
Modern styles. Range of prices.
Termo Near to traffic lights to Old
Commerce Town, street Vladimira Nazora.
Showroom. Good modern
OTP Mercante shopping centre –
Dubrovnik Mixture of styles and prices.
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Vrtna Centar Euro Shop at Gruţ, near to fresh produce
SrĊ dept store market. Within the dept. store,
Greenhouse centre – below Iva Vojnovica, Lapad ground floor, next to lock/key
near all café bars. Plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, cutting kiosk. Maurer make
seeds, pots etc. No gardening tools. (Italian) – includes lots of
hardware items, screws in
Vrtna Centar packets, ladders, electrical drills,
post-boxes, garden hoses, tool
―Miljekera‖ at Ĉibaĉa in Ţupa (opposite primary
boxes, bbq’s, industrial clothing.
school). Plants, shrubs, flowers and seedlings –
specialises in vegetable seedlings.
Spiona Home ware store in retail park.
1st floor lots of hardware items.
Brodmerkur Dedicated hardware store.
Above Pemo Trade supermarket
opposite Raiffeisen bank. Sells
everything inc Dulux paints in
Getro Supermarket has an aisle of
hardware items, low prices.
Konzum Gruţ store. Has ½ an aisle of
Mangan On way to Babin Kuk. Orange
painted building on left. English
Dubrovnik Shop is tucked away on road
Bavaria down from the garden centre,
Marka Marojice road.
German/Croatian owned – lots
of German products – Bosch etc.
Lot of industrial Tools. Very
speaking. Lots of advice.
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Recognition of Foreign Qualifications
Legal Assistance Ministry of Science, Education and Sport
Lower Svetice 38
Location of the Main Police Station 10 000 Zagreb
Dr. Ante Starĉevića 13 The request is handled in
tel. (+385-20) 44 37 77 Department of recognition of foreign educational
Open 00:00 - 24:00 qualifications
http://www.mup.hr/default.aspx?id=1257 Directorate of Joint Programmes
This is the official Police web site and provides E-mail: Recognition @ MSES . Hr
information about the Ministry as well as a section
for Aliens. Education
Please go to this website and scroll down to the http://www.mzos.hr/
bottom where you will see two small flags the This is the Ministry of Education web site and has
Croatian Flag and the Union Jack click onto the an English Language link.
Union Jack and the page will appear in English. As with all government departments it is long
Click onto ALIENS and you will find quite clear winded and takes a little hunting around to find
instructions and links to Applications from what you want but it is quite well written and
applying for an identification card to becoming a there are links to other contacts of education.
Applying For Permanent Residency: The Croatian
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Places of Interest
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In Croatia, ―Travarica‖ (herbal rakija) is usually
served at the beginning of the meal, together with
dried figs. The Croatian Adriatic coast is known
Uniquely Croatian Gifts for a great variety of herbal grappas, some typical
for only one island or group of islands. The island
Did you know that the tie, a universal symbol of Hvar is famous for grappa with the addition of
sophistication and culture, originates from the myrrh (mrtina — bitter and dark brown). Southern
Croats? islands, such as Korĉula, and the city of
Dubrovnik are famous for grappa with anise
As a fashion accessory, the Croats spread it (aniseta), and in central Dalmatia the most
throughout Europe in the 17th century. At the popular rakija is grappa with nuts (orahovica). It's
beginning, the Croatian soldiers wore a scarf usually homemade, and served with dry cookies or
round the neck. The scarf was named after them - dried figs. In the summer, it's very typical to see
the cravat (the tie) - and it was their recognizable huge glass jars of grappa with nuts steeping in the
trait. Therefore, in the year of 1667 a separate liquid on every balcony, because the process
regiment was formed. It was named the «Royal requires the exposure of orahovica to the sun.
Cravates», after the Croats.
"Orahovica" or walnut brandy
Pošip Is an alcoholic drink and used as a medicine (a
An autochthonous white wine grape that is great digestive).
primarily grown in the Dalmatian region of
Croatia on the island of Korĉula, although small Šljivovica
amounts are also being grown on the Pelješac Plum Rakija is a world famous alcoholic beverage
Graševina A sweet dessert wine that is traditionally from the
In Croatia, Graševina is the most planted white Balkans and made using dried wine grapes. Good
grape variety. It is grown in all the inland wine quality Prošek is usually much more expensive by
regions, particularly in Kutjevo municipality and volume than other wines due to an average of
around Ilok, both in the far east of the country seven times more grapes being needed to make the
same amount of wine.
(Malvasia of Dubrovnik or sometimes Malvasia of
Konavle)This variety grows in Konavle valley just
south of town Dubrovnik in south Dalmatia. It
was a wine of Dubrovnik nobility as it has a very This local quality chocolate is one of the unique
sweet taste and best tastes of Croatia. Fortunately you can
only buy it in Croatia, so it is a wonderful gift.
Plavac Mali www.kras.hr
Plavac Mali, a cross between ancestral Zinfandel
(known locally in Croatian as Crljenak
Kaštelanski) and Dobriĉić grapes, is the primary
red wine grape grown along the Dalmatian coast
of Croatia. The name refers to the small blue
grapes that the vines produce: in Croatian plavo
means blue; mali means small.
Croatian wines from this grape include the reds
from Dingaĉ and Postup (both growing regions on
the Pelješac peninsula), Ivan Dolac and Sveta
Nedilja (Hvar island), Bolski plavac (Braĉ island)
and the rosé Opol (a vinification style).
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Tourist Board of Konavle
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Fire Department 93
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District police Tel: 443 333
Coast Guard Tel: 443 555
Public Emergency Centre 985
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