Some useful facts in and about Split – The Geckos lends a hand on the basics…

Practical information and advice ________________________________________ CROATIA EMERGENCY NUMBERS ________________________________________ Ambulance: 94 Fire: 93 Police: 92 Roadside Help (equivalent of the AA): 987 (00385 1 987 from a foreign mobile phone) There is also a single countrywide number for all emergencies: 112 There are medical centres in all major towns and on the main islands. Water The tap water in Croatia …

Split Sarajevo tour – the Gecko gives a potted history of Sarajevo

Sarajevo Split Sarajevo tour Gecko tours offer a wonderful overnight tour of Mostar and Sarajevo from Split. We provide a fully guided tour and offer great accommodation. The wonderful eating opportunities are endless and it’s a highly recommended and fascinating eastern cultural experience – Mostar is just a 2 hour ride from Split and Sarajevo approximately 2 hours beyond. See …

Split local specialities – Gecko’s choice …

Every region or even each town or village, has its own specialities and Croats are justly proud of the diversity and variety of their cuisine, particularly Split local specialities. The Gecko has highlighted a few things to try when you are in Croatia – just a few, there’s lots more to have a go …. Oysters from Ston As you …

A trip down the Neretva with the Gecko

The Neretva Delta spreads over a large area some 2 hours drive south of Split. The region’s unexpected lush beauty divided in a patchwork of fruit groves, crops and canals. But more than just a verdant anomaly on an otherwise jagged seaside, the Neretva Valley is a cornucopia of culture. Surrounding the main towns of Opuzen, Metković and Ploče is …

BEST RESTAURANTS IN SPLIT – 2019

  BEST RESTAURANTS IN SPLIT – 2019: where to eat: The Gecko has an abiding interest in all things food and has done some research and now provides you with the guide to the BEST RESTAURANTS IN SPLIT – 2019 – a culinary tour of Split to make it easier for you. Alternatively, why not join us on our Split …

Peka – The Gecko explains a local delicacy

  One of the absolute favourite dishes of the area is the Dalmatian Peka, So what is a Peka, well a Peka is a baked dish with meat and vegetables made in a pot or a tray, the pot is put into the embers of a fireplace, in many houses here in Dalmatia, especially in the country side, you have …

What to do Split in 36 hours – The Gecko summary

The Gecko came upon this great video of What to do in Split in 36 hours. The Gecko, rarely, feels it can add nothing extra so we’ve reproduced it in full… What to do Split in 36 hours was made for the New York times a few years back but is a great summary of what happens here – out …

SPLIT CITY AND SURROUNDS- SOME USEFUL TIPS FROM THE GECKO

Had you ever heard about Split before you decided to visit Croatia ? No. Not the verb!! In fact, Split City is the 2nd largest in Croatia after Zagreb, its population counting around 180 000 people. To be honest, most people simply love the place! Split City is a great choice … let the Gecko give you a few reasons …