PLITVICE – SOME USEFUL TIPS FROM THE GECKO

HERE ARE THE 6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA Are you thinking about visiting Croatia for the first time? If so, you are about be charmed by some of the most beautiful countries on Earth! Croatia has countless spots to visit! But let the Gecko help you plan your itinerary a little and if you you can …

Brac Island tour- an unsung gem brought to you by the Gecko

Come and join us on the Brac Island tour … Brac Island tour from Split Places to Visit on the Enchanting Brac Island The island of Brac (pronounced “bratch”) is the third biggest island in Croatia (after Cres and Krk further north in the Kvarner region). Brac is less talked about than Hvar, the neighbouring island to the south yet …

Split, Croatia – Best beaches

Beaches in Split We at Gecko Tours are all looking forward to the summer and the main reason we like being here is all the beautiful beaches that are available to us during summer time. So we decided to share few of our favorites where we relax and enjoy the sounds of music or seagulls soaring the skies, depends what …

Buying Property in Croatia- Our Experience

Our names are Steven and Thea Robinson – we are founding shareholders and directors of Gecko Tours, Split – sometimes we are asked how did we come to have a connection with Croatia – it’s not like we are fluent Croatian speakers (in fact we’re not even close) or have a Croatian ancestry, so why? I thought I’d briefly blog …

Hvar Island Spotlight

A SPOTLIGHT ON THE ISLAND OF HVAR HVAR Located in the Dalmatia region in the South of Croatia, Hvar is the island that everyone around the world seems to have heard of, while local islanders are bemused by Hvar’s world fame. In the past ten years or so, press coverage has mentioned the “jet set island” with images of celebrities …

Mostar – a Gecko approach

Travel to Mostar where the Adriatic meets the Ottoman Empire. Just a little more than a 2 h drive from Split, you reach the multicultural oasis that is Bosnia. In this blog we will highlight just 4 locations which are really worth a visit while you are staying in Split. You can breathe in the Adriatic spirit while you are …

Split – Some West Coast Chic

Split – West Coast Chic; time for coffee…? Forget Hollywood, come and enjoy Split’s very own sunset boulevard … The West Coast is a promenade stretching 623 meters in length which you starts at Matejuska (fishermen port). Paved entirely with white stone from Brač, it hosts luxurious yachts with cafes and restaurants along its entire length. In 2013 it was …

Picigin – big boys playing with small balls …

Picigin (Croatian pronunciation: [pit͡sǐgiːn]) is a traditional ball game, originating in Split, that is played on the beach. It is an amateur sport played in shallow water consisting of players keeping a small ball from touching the water. Picigin was invented on the sunny beach Bacvice by a group of Croatian students from Prague who were finding it difficult to …

Jazz lovers – Calling all Jazz lovers in Split

For Jazz lovers and situated in the Heart of Diocletian’s palace is a little gem of a place at Papalaciva 4, Split called Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar. Here you can relax of an evening and listen to jazz – from Traditional Jazz to Swing to Modern Jazz – its all there and in a 15th century pub, the birthplace of …