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Contents
The Authors

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Getting Started

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Itineraries

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Snapshots

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Current Events
History
People
Religion
Arts
Environment
Food & Drink

Albania
Highlights
Itineraries
Climate & When to Go
History
People
Religion
Arts
Environment
Food & Drink
TIRANA
History
Orientation
Information
Dangers & Annoyances
Sights
Sleeping
Eating
Drinking
Entertainment
Shopping
Getting There & Away
Getting Around
CENTRAL ALBANIA
Durrësi
Kruja
Mt Dajti National Park
Apollonia
Berati
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Vlora
Ionian Coast

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Gjirokastra
Korça
NORTHERN ALBANIA
Shkodra
Lezha
ALBANIA DIRECTORY
Accommodation
Activities
Books
Business Hours
Courses
Dangers & Annoyances
Disabled Travellers
Embassies & Consulates
Holidays
Language
Money
Post
Telephone & Fax
Tourist Information
Visas
Women Travellers
TRANSPORT IN ALBANIA
Getting There & Away
Getting Around

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Hercegovina
Highlights
Itineraries
Climate & When to Go
History
People
Religion
Arts
Environment
Food & Drink
SARAJEVO
History
Orientation
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Tours
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Sleeping
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Drinking
Entertainment
Shopping

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10 CONTENTS Getting There & Away Getting Around Around Sarajevo HERCEGOVINA Mostar Meðugorje Trebinje BOSNIA Travnik Jajce Banja Luka Bihać BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA DIRECTORY Accommodation Activities Books Business Hours Customs Dangers & Annoyances Disabled Travellers Embassies & Consulates Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Internet Resources Language Maps Money Photography & Video Post Telephone & Fax Tourist Information Visas TRANSPORT IN BOSNIA & HERCEGOVINA Getting There & Away Getting Around Croatia Highlights Itineraries Climate & When to Go History People Religion Arts Environment Food & Drink ZAGREB History Orientation Information Sights Tours 108 108 109 110 110 119 121 122 122 124 125 128 129 129 130 130 130 130 130 130 130 131 131 131 131 131 131 132 132 132 132 132 132 132 134 135 137 137 137 137 144 144 144 146 147 148 148 148 149 152 154 Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around Around Zagreb ISTRIA Poreč Rovinj Pula Pazin Motovun Grožnjan GULF OF KVARNER Rijeka Opatija Krk Island Rab Island DALMATIA Zadar Split Solin (Salona) Trogir Makarska Hvar Island Korčula Island Mljet Island Dubrovnik SLAVONIA Osijek CROATIA DIRECTORY Accommodation Activities Books Business Hours Customs Disabled Travellers Embassies & Consulates Festivals & Events Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Internet Access Internet Resources Money Post Telephone Tourist Information Visas TRANSPORT IN CROATIA Getting There & Away Getting Around 154 154 155 156 156 157 157 158 158 161 161 164 166 177 178 179 180 180 182 183 184 187 187 192 199 200 200 203 205 208 209 216 216 218 218 220 221 221 221 221 222 222 222 222 223 223 223 223 223 224 224 224 224 225 Macedonia 229 Highlights Itineraries Climate & When To Go History People Religion Arts Environment Food & Drink SKOPJE Orientation Information Sights Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Shopping Getting There & Away Getting Around Lake Matka WESTERN MACEDONIA Tetovo Popova Šapka Mavrovo National Park SOUTHERN MACEDONIA Ohrid Pelister National Park & Lake Prespa Bitola Treskavec Monastery EASTERN MACEDONIA Northeastern Macedonia Berovo Southeastern Macedonia MACEDONIA DIRECTORY Accommodation Activities Books Business Hours Customs Dangers & Annoyances Disabled Travellers Embassies & Consulates Festivals & Events Holidays Internet Resources Language Money Post Responsible Travel 231 231 231 231 234 234 234 235 236 236 236 237 238 239 241 241 242 242 242 243 243 243 243 245 245 247 247 252 252 255 255 256 257 258 258 258 258 259 259 259 259 259 259 260 260 260 260 260 261 261 .

CONTENTS Telephone & Fax Tourist Information Visas TRANSPORT IN MACEDONIA Getting There & Away Getting Around Serbia & Montenegro 261 261 261 261 261 262 265 Highlights Itineraries Climate & When to Go History People Religion Arts Environment Food & Drink SERBIA Belgrade Vojvodina Southern Serbia Kosovo MONTENEGRO Podgorica Cetinje Coastal Montenegro Northern Montenegro SERBIA & MONTENEGRO DIRECTORY Accommodation Activities Books Business Hours Customs Dangers & Annoyances Discount Cards Embassies & Consulates Festivals & Events Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Internet Resources Language Maps Money Post Telephone & Fax Tourist Information Tours Visas Women Travellers 267 267 267 267 269 270 270 271 272 273 274 291 296 303 308 309 310 311 319 321 321 321 321 322 322 322 322 322 322 323 323 323 323 323 323 323 323 324 324 324 324 TRANSPORT IN SERBIA & MONTENEGRO 324 Getting There & Away 324 Getting Around 326 Slovenia Highlights Itineraries Climate & When to Go History People Religion Arts Environment Food & Drink LJUBLJANA History Orientation Information Sights Activities Tours Festivals & Events Sleeping Eating Drinking Entertainment Getting There & Away Getting Around Around Ljubljana JULIAN ALPS Kranj Bled Radovljica Kropa Bohinj Kranjska Gora Triglav National Park Upper Soča Valley Nova Gorica/Gorizia KARST & COAST Postojna Cerknica Snežnik Castle Škocjan Caves & Divača Lipica Koper Izola Piran Portorož Sečovlje EASTERN SLOVENIA Kamnik 327 329 329 329 329 334 334 334 336 338 339 339 339 339 342 344 344 344 345 346 347 348 348 349 349 350 350 351 353 355 356 357 357 359 360 360 361 361 363 363 364 364 366 366 369 370 370 370 Celje Rogaška Slatina Dolenjske Toplice Maribor Ptuj SLOVENIA DIRECTORY Accommodation Activities Business Hours Embassies & Consulates Festivals & Events Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Internet Access Internet Resources Language Money Post Telephone Toilets Tourist Information Visas Women Travellers TRANSPORT IN SLOVENIA Getting There & Away Getting Around Regional Directory Accommodation Activities Business Hours Children Climate Charts Customs Dangers & Annoyances Disabled Travellers Discount Cards Embassies & Consulates Gay & Lesbian Travellers Holidays Insurance Internet Access Money Photography & Video Post Solo Travellers Telephone Time Tourist Information Visas & Documents Women Travellers 11 371 372 373 374 377 377 377 378 379 379 380 380 380 380 380 381 381 381 381 381 381 381 381 381 381 382 385 385 387 388 388 388 389 389 391 391 391 392 392 392 393 393 394 395 395 395 396 396 396 397 .

mass email it to everyone you know.© Lonely Planet Publications 12 C O N T E N T S Transport in Western Balkans GETTING THERE & AWAY Entry Requirements Air Land River Sea GETTING AROUND Air Bicycle Bus Car & Motorcycle Hitching Local Transport Train Health BEFORE YOU GO Insurance Recommended Vaccinations Internet Resources IN WESTERN BALKANS Availability & Cost of Health Care Infectious Diseases Traveller’s Diarrhoea Environmental Hazards Travelling with Children Women’s Health Sexual Health 399 399 399 399 402 403 403 404 404 405 405 405 407 407 408 Language 413 World Time Zones 425 Glossary 421 Index 431 Behind the Scenes 423 Map Legend 440 Regional Map Contents Slovenia p330 Croatia pp138-9 410 410 410 410 410 410 Bosnia and Hercegovina p88 Serbia and Montenegro p268 410 411 411 411 Macedonia p232 Albania p42 412 412 412 © Lonely Planet Publications. In other words.’ .‘Do the right thing with our content. non-commercial purposes only. or resell it. access to this chapter is not digitally restricted. we think it’s fair to ask you to use it for personal. See the terms and conditions on our site for a longer way of saying the above . To make it easier for you to use. please don’t upload this chapter to a peer-to-peer site. In return.