VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION

Venue information

Hotel President
Starčevićeva 1
21000 Split, Croatia
Phone: +385 21 305 222
Web: www.hotelpresident.hr/split/

How to reach us


By plane: Split can be reached from Zagreb and some European airports. Split Airport is only 30 – 40 minutes by bus from the city centre. For more information please visit Split Airport and Croatia Airlines web pages.
By ship: Split is connected by ferry-boat with Ancona (for more information please visit Jadrolinija  web page).


By car: Split is with A1 highway connected with European net of highways (for more information please visit Hrvatske autoceste (HAC) web page.
Split can also be reached by The Adriatic Coastal Road D8 from Rijeka and Dubrovnik or by hinterland roads connected to Split (for more information about road conditions please visit Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) web page).


By bus: Split is connected daily with most major cities in Croatia and with some cities in Italy, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia (for more information please visit Split Bus Terminal  and Zagreb Bus Terminal  web pages).

By train: Split is daily connected with Zagreb (for more information please visit Croatian railroads  web page).

Accommodation
If you are planning to make reservation in the same hotel where the Conference is taking place (Hotel President), please know that the hotel is offering reduced accommodation rates during the conference days:

  • SINGLE ROOM (breakfast included): 710,00 HRK per room per day (appr. 95,00 EUR)
  • DOUBLE ROOM (breakfast included): 900,00 HRK per room per day (appr. 120,00 EUR)

Tourist tax is not included in the price of accommodation and for the conference period is 7,00 HRK per person per day.
Please book your accommodation on-line or contact the hotel by e-mail: info@hotelpresident.hr
When making a reservation, please indicate that you are a 10th Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries participant

Local information

 The city of Split

Split is the second–largest city of Croatia and the administrative center of the Split & Dalmatia County. It is situated on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, on the Split (Marjan) peninsula. It is surrounded by the Sea and the mountains Mosor, Kozjak and Marjan hill. Marjan hill is situated on the west side of the peninsula in the immediate vicinity of the old city center and represents one of the most important city symbols. Split is an important Croatian and Mediterranean cultural center and popular tourist destination as well as the second largest Croatian cargo harbor and one of the largest passenger harbors on the Mediterranean.
The history of Split dates to the 4th century when Roman Emperor Diocletian built his Palace on the peninsula near the great Roman city of Salona. The Palace slowly turned into a city rich in tradition, history, natural and cultural heritage. Since 1979. the Diocletian Palace is the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.
Split is also a venue for excellent gourmet and vine experiences, numerous cultural happenings like film and theatre festivals, exhibitions, excellent museums and concerts. City offers entertainment starting with numerous clubs and bars, through street festivals to events such as Ultra Europe Festival visited each year by thousands of young people from around the world. There are also numerous beaches with clean sea, from the well-known Bačvice to the stone secluded oases’ all around Marjan.

For more information on Split please official website of the Tourist board of Split

Climate
Split experiences a classic Mediterranean climate; with warm sunshine throughout its summer months and mild weather over the winter. The average temperature in May ranges from 13 °C (55 °F) to 22 °C (72 °F).

Passports & Visas
Croatia became the 28th EU member country on 1 July 2013, citizens of EU member states do not need visa to enter Croatia. You can check if your country requires a visa to enter Croatia on the link below: http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview

Currency
Even though Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, the main currency accepted is the Croatian Kuna (HRK). Foreign currency can be exchanged for local currency at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange (visit the exchange office on the Web for valid exchange rates). All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale (American Express, Diners Club, Euro card/Master card, Visa etc.).

Time Zone

  • UTC + 01:00

Electricity

  • 220 V, 50 Hz, 2 pins plug-in system

Useful telephone numbers:

  • Country Code: (+/00)385
  • Area Code (Split): (0)21
  • Police: 192
  • Fire Department: 193
  • Emergency: 194