BALDO DANOVIC

“I’m the managing director and founder of Gecko Tours and the proud father of the cutest pigeon in the world (see video below) and now I’m working on my flock with the recent addition of another beautiful baby daughter. I was born and raised within the walls of Diocletian’s Palace – I may not have quite attained Diocletians emperor status but I do maintain the gardens within the palace. Once I was a sports fanatic and now its just food fanaticism for me. I’m always willing to share details of some of the area’s many peculiarities with tourists and my enthusiams for all things Dalmatian knows no bounds – that’s why I enjoy working in tourism.”

Inspiring quote:
This time next year, we’ll all be millionaires Rodney.”- Del-Boy, from “Only Fools and Horses”

NIKOLINA DANOVIC

“Hi, I’m Nikolina. I’m an economist by profession. I am proud of my Neretva origin (a very fertile agricultural area some 2-hour drive south of Split) and my present “imperial address” – you would not believe it, but I live right in the heart of Diocletian’s Palace.
I used to play music, but music, as it happens, was replaced by the enjoyment of motherhood. Specifically, I have two young children and like many married women, I also have one adult child – my husband!
My role at Gecko is to ensure that the daily finances of Gecko run smoothly and that all guides have the necessary funds for tour disbursements etc – in that way, if I’m doing my job well, you shouldn’t even notice I’m there!!”

Inspiring quote:
“It’s not important to have a bunch of people around, it’s important to have the right ones. ” – Đorđe Balašević

TONCI CVRLJE

“Howdy folks! My name is Tonči and I’m a graduate in English and Russian teaching, but I’ve always been a big history buff ever since I was a child. Therefore, becoming a guide was a really logical decision connecting many of my passions such as, the before mentioned love for history, but also music, cultural heritage, trivia and especially, food! I will be more than happy to share all of my knowledge with you, including my most precious knowledge: the authentic Dalmatian recipes that I inherited from my grandmothers”

Inspiring quote:
‘’There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers.’’- Colin Powell

JADRAN RIBICIC

“Hi! I’m Jadran. I was born in Split and have spent my whole life here. From a very early age I developed a passion for history which led me to study history at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split. There, I studied and broadened my knowledge of local history. Also, I learned to teach and talk about history in a fun and informative way. Besides history, I also received a degree in philosophy which allows me to connect and understand people with different cultural backgrounds. Also, I enjoy cooking (and eating) local foods. ”

Inspiring quote:
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese

FRANE BOJIC

“Hello, my name is Frane. I’m an electronics expert, but I don’t do this job as it involves much indoor work so I’ve decided to work with an even stronger current at Gecko tours. I’ve been working since I was seven years old, and I decided it was time to try something new. Because I don’t like to sit in enclosed spaces, one of the solutions was to become a driver, which I did. Electricity is still a great love and a passionate hobby of mine. I have seen beautiful lands and places but best of all I’ve met so many beautiful and dear people … “

Inspiring quote:
“Man, make sure you don’t go under the stars” – A.B. Šimić

RINA DODIG

“I’m a graduate in Tourism Operations and Project Management from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Split. I spent 6 months in Riga, Latvia as part of an Erasmus+ program with Riga Technical University and still look back on this as part of a real life fairy tale. My interests include: meeting different people and cultures, traveling the world, working as a steward at summer night dog shows and making cheeseburgers disappear in a minute and then going on a guilt trip workout. Whilst you will often find me behind the desk in one of our Gecko Split offices ready to explain our many tours on offer, I’m also a qualified Split tour guide so sometimes I will take one of our fantastic tours …”

Inspiring quote:
‘’The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.’’- Saint Augustine

VINKO RELJA

“I am an engineer from the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb. How we interact with each other and respect people is a critical to me. I had an aversion to traffic and vehicles but ever since I got my driver`s licence I’ve worked as a taxi driver. Since then, I have spent a lot of time in the car and I realized that I really love it. Driving relaxes me and I do not see it as a job so much as therapy! Because of this and my desire to progress in my career I decided to join this ambitious agency.”

Inspiring quote:
Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you!” – Annonymous

MARIN BORSIC

“Beside having tour guiding skills and experience, I consider myself pretty skilled at managing children. As a father of twins, I had no other choice. If you’re taking your child on a tour, no worries, extra hands are included. Less importantly, I mastered Geography and Cultural anthropology at University of Zadar. Experience of those subjects shaped my prime interest, other cultures. Looking forward to meeting you, learning about your culture and introducing you to my own”

Inspiring quote:
’’Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”- George Bernard Shaw

TESSA ROBINSON

“I was born in Sussex in the UK and studied at Sussex University in Brighton where I graduated in French and Spanish, achieving a masters degree. If these are your languages of choice I’m here to help! As my degree choice may indicate I am fascinated in other cultures and love meeting people from all over the world. My choice of career in the tourist industry therefore plays to my strengths. My hobbies include foreign languages – I’m learning Croatian though some way to go, and enjoying good food and yes some wine …”

Inspiring quote:
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime””
Annonymous

STEVEN AND THEA ROBINSON

“We are the ‘Anglo’ part of Gecko’s identity and have a long history with this beautiful land that is Croatia. Our vision for this company is to expand the travelling experience beyond that which is obvious and give visitors a more holistic and immersive experience during their time with Gecko. We are incredibly proud of Baldo and his team of passionate, educated and enthusiastic individuals who have a pride in their country and a willingness to share their knowledge.

Inspiring quote:

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

ALUMNI
A big thank you goes out to all those wonderful people who have contributed to the growth of our great business over the years. In no particular order:
Duje Dorotka, Ivan Persic, Ina Nikolic, Mislav Barisic, Gabrijela Terze, Ivana Krvavica, Boris Berovic, Ivana Ivkovic, Petra Vukas

OFFICIAL NOTICE:

Company name and address: Gecko Tours d.o.o Tourist Agency. Office manager: Baldo Danovic, Managing director. Email:gecko.tours.split@gmail.com. Telephone: 0038521607523

Agency working hours: 08:00-21:00 Mon-Sun

Legal registry number: 060339006

OIB: 52436350750

Under regulation of State Inspectorate of Republic of Croatia. In accordance with the law of Croatia, customers may direct complaints to the company complaint book in our office, by email, or by post. All complaints will be addressed within 15 working days.

Važne informacije:

Voditelj poslovnice: Baldo Đanović

Adresa poslovnice: Bosanska 5, Split

Radno vrijeme poslovnice: 8.00 – 20.00h

Obavijest o načinu plaćanja: gotovina i kartice

Adresa sjedišta: Dubrovačka 14, Split

OBAVIJEST O NAČINU PODNOŠENJA PRIGOVORA:

Temeljem članka 6. točka 3. Zakona o pružanju usluga u turizmu (“Narodne novine” br: 130/17), omogućuje se korisniku turističkih usluga podnošenje pisanog prigovora u poslovnim prostorijama,

putem pošte na adresu:  Gecko tours d.o.o., Dubrovačka 14, 21000, Split

putem telefaxa 021 607 523,

ili putem e-mail-a: gecko.tours.split@gmail.com.

Na pisani prigovor odgovorit ćemo u pisanom obliku u roku od 15 dana od dana zaprimljenog prigovora.