Stella Croatica
Stella Croatica
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Stella Croatica is an experience center which provides a true insight into the natural, cultural and gastronomic heritage of Dalmatia. As one of the best national brands, the entire complex is dedicated to experiencing Dalmatia with all senses. When one starts the experience with the smell of freshly produced traditional sweets, it is a great example what to expect, especially since one can taste them at the end of the guided tour! The crown of our experience is the visit to the Olive museum, especially if one pairs it with the additional educative program on how to recognize real extra virgin olive oil. Since gastronomy is a great way to learn about the local culture, for our visitors we prepare only the most traditional dishes using local ingredients. A leisure walk though the botanical collection of typical Dalmatian plants is just what one needs after a nice lunch. Use the QR codes to find out more information about those plants and take memorable photos!
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Alex.
Wroclaw, Poland14 contributions
Couples
It’s a great place to visit. The tour it’s not too long which was great for me. The store it’s really nice to try some regional products (likes oil olives, strawberry honey, sweets and etc). But the restaurant and food... super delicious! Prices are really good. For the desk with cheese, jam, breads, nuts, fruits, olive oil, soup, dinner, dessert, wine and water we paid similar price like you pay in the city just for a dinner and small glass of wine. 100% recommend! And the service super nice and great! Thank you guys.
Written September 18, 2020
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Dear arlaalex, Thank you for visiting Stella Croatica and writing a review, which will help other travellers. It is with pride that we read your kind words about the food and the service in our restaurant, in which we try hard to present traditional cuisine of the area. Feel free to stop by again next time you are in Croatia! Kind regards, Stella Team
Written September 21, 2020
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Surfy B
Sion, Switzerland39 contributions
Couples
Driving out of Split, we stopped at the Fortress of Klis before heading further north. We paid 30 kunas for the ticket each and we were explained that included in the price was the entry to Stella Croatica. We decided to visit it even if not knowing what it really was.

We arrived and were very nicely welcomed to wait for the next guided tour. Maria took really good care of us and showed us the grounds explaining what they are producing and selling.

After the visit, we were brought to the store where you can taste most of their amazing products which make great gifts for family and friends. All are homemade and natural and taste amazing. We got out of the shop with three full bags of purchased items.

I would recommend this place to all lovers of homemade and biological local products and would not recommend this place to families with teenagers and young kids as they would get easily bored.

Thanks to Stella Croatica’s staff for making our visit very informative and delicious.
Written August 9, 2019
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Dear SurfyB, Thank you for the kind review following the tour of Stella Croatica park, it is nice to hear Maria was able to make it a memorable one for you. It makes us proud to hear you were pleased with our natural products so much that you couldn't resist buying three full bags when you saw all the discounts that we offer in our concept store. Finally, I am sure all other travellers will appreciate your review and we will keep coming up with new delicious products untill your next visit! Warm regards, Stella Team
Written August 13, 2019
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GlennL73
Beckenham, UK415 contributions
We were taken to this rather out of the way vendor of local home made and locally produced products on out tour. I am sure the guides or their bosses get a small thank you in one way or another. It is a pleasant stop where one can taste locally produced food products, drinks sweets, jams, preserves, olive paste etc. It is clean and well presented, you can try before you buy all on display, so we did. We gave our young daughter a free hand saying she can get one thing for herself, after all it was her holiday as well, you would never believe she it, she chose the Olive paste she said she loved it, (like us she tried all bar the alcoholic drinks). On getting to our room in the hotel she gave me strict instructions to keep the olive paste in the safe of our room and no one was to eat it without her permission. The guide was astounded that she has never seen a child so young given a free hand to choose what she wanted and she chose olive paste over the beautiful sweets on offer, including almonds in sugar and candied orange peel. Well worth a stop we spent over 200 kuna, the products are not cheap but of high quality..
Written November 5, 2016
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Z P
5 contributions
Couples
The ticket to the Klis Fortress (60 kn) apparently includes the admissions fee to Stella. We had a couple of hours to kill before going to the airport, so we decided to go. The village was very clean, and there was water and cookies at the welcome center when we waited for the next tour. Excellent hospitality by the host there, Dragica, and she gave us the first leg of the tour on the production of fig cake. The other legs of the tour (in total about 30 min or less) would introduce you to different soaps, essential oils, and took you through their gardens, and you would end up at their shop with the products you were introduced to on the tour.

The restaurant in the ethno-village was wonderful and a perfect place to have lunch before going to the airport. Servers were very friendly. We had the Pašticada there, and it was one of the most delicious things we had in Croatia!
Written July 3, 2019
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Dear quasiexperiment, Thank you for deciding to visit our estate and have lunch here with your ticket from Klis fortress, which is really a great added value. Since we put a lot of effort into presenting this interesting story to guests who decide to visit us, it is rewarding to hear praises regarding our devoted staff, with special emphasis you put on Dragica. Our culinary team will be most pleased to hear you especially enjoyed Pašticada with gnocchi in our etno village, where we only serve traditional dishes using local ingredients. Best regards, Stella Team
Written July 7, 2019
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House2339
Barcelona, Spain55 contributions
Family
We started our day at Fort Kliss. The entrance fee there was 40 Kuna a person included tickets to Stella Croatia Etno Park. After having laid out 80 Kuna already we decided to stop and see what it was. It’s not a park it’s a business. They make and sell olive oil, honey, jams and beauty supplies. The grounds were very lovely.

We have a nice tour of the shop with one of the employees and dropped 280 Kuna on 4 items. We were told there was a nice cafe and etno village on the grounds. We walked over. It was very lovely but just a few rooms behind the production building. The staff here offered us lunch. No menu just a verbal rundown. There were two things to chose from. Beef stew w gnocchi and pasta. We tried both. No beverages other than water. We found out later there was a menu it just hadn’t been offered. Probably because we would have run when we saw the prices.

We were taking turns driving and decided to forgo the wine. While the food was bland but tasty when the time came to pay the bill our server informed us it was 270 Kuna. We had to scrounge for cash because she didn’t know how to run the credit card machine. It was lunch. A 270 Kuna lunch is absurd. While tasty it didn’t merit the price tag. I was very disappointed and felt I had been had.

My recommendation. If you paid to get into Kliss drive over and see the store. Wander the grounds. But avoid the cafe.
Written April 16, 2019
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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you took the possibility of visiting Stella Croatica with your Klis fortress ticket and enjoyed our park and concept store with local delicacies and natural cosmetics. We feel sorry to not hava been able to show the right level of hospitality in our tavern and would like to apologize on behalf of our former employee there, who had a first day on the job that very day. Our meals are prepared from the products of our garden and local pastures, therefore the prices need to reflect that offer. I hope you will decide to visit our place once again, in order to experience a complete service in a proper way. Best regards, Marin Jerković
Written May 22, 2019
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gdkaufmann
Midwest12 contributions
Friends
Stella Croatica produces some of the best fig cake and candied citrus rind we tried during our 10 days traveling up and down the Dalmatian Coast. We loved touring the factory, which is set up (with big windows) specifically for viewing.

The charming and picturesque historic village (alongside the factory) is both charming and informative. If you are lucky enough to sample some of the traditional foods (cheese, meats,etc.) offered on a few of the village tours, you won't regret it.
Written July 17, 2015
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Thank you very much for your review! We're glad you enjoyed our ethnovillage, factory and our delicacies!
Written July 20, 2015
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John
39 contributions
Couples
On our way to Split(a town on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast), we stopped at Stella Croatica @ A Delightful Discovery. The place is not touristic, but rustic and authentic. We had our dinner there. Simply loved the delicious pumpkin soup served with (premium olive oil, sea salt and bread). The hostess(very warm and friendly) showed us around the miniature garden(showcasing the products they grow). The staff was very professional, warm and welcoming. We were under no pressure to buy anything. Guess what ! we end up buying a lot of their products. Simply enjoyed our evening at this fantastic and amazing place ! Highly recommended for a visit.
Written October 13, 2019
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Lorna and Matth... C
Chippenham, UK66 contributions
Well worth a visit. Included in 60 kuna ticket price for Klis fortress. Delicious food, great tour, amazing shop and gardens.
Written September 22, 2019
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Dear Lorna and Matth, Thanks for the short review of Stella Croatica and the kind words about the property. We would love to welcome you again next year! Kind regards, Stella Team
Written October 2, 2019
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Caoimhe M
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Couples
This is one of the nicest things to do in split. We had a quick and breezy tour around the factory, garden, and shop and then we were left to our own devices. I think we spent 3 hours there!! Their shop is amazing and we had a lovely chat with a wonderful woman who worked there. Her name was something like Dragoneska (sorry if I spelled it wrong!). Such gorgeous products and such good value. We then had a lovely 3 course traditional meal in their restaurant for really good value! We had the most authentic experience in the restaurant where we were served by a lovely man Josip who was very funny and chatty! It was our last day in Croatia and we spent it at Stella Croatica - a day well spent.
Written August 28, 2019
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Dear Caoimhe M, Many thanks for a wonderful review of Stella Croatica. We are delighted to have been able to provide a memorable experience with our tour of the property, with our guide Dragica explaining you our story and way of work. On top of that, it seems that Josip, our host in the tavern really made your day with his chartacter and presentation, which he will be glad to hear. Finally, it is nice to hear you find our traditional products to be offering great value for money. We expect to see you back soon! Kind regards, Stella Team
Written October 2, 2019
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mrsbsouthend
Rayleigh, UK760 contributions
My kids had just been dragged around Klis Fortress and were hot & bothered. I was determined to visit the Etno Agro park (known as this on the road sign!) as I'd paid for it. It was really brilliant. From stepping in to the airconditioned reception area, being offered cool water and a biscuit my kids and I really enjoyed it. We were shown around the 'factory' as such where everything is made by hand, from local produce. I was really impressed and it was interesting (even for my 20 & 14 year old). The gardens outside were a sheer delight. I learnt alot from it.

We went into their shop at the end but there was zero hard sell, you were welcome to wander, sample stuff and then just go. However the quality of their food and toiletries was so nice and unique, I ended up buying all of my presents for friends and family there. My dad has been raving about their amazing olive oil ever since.

It sounds like I'm on the pay roll but it was genuinely a really interesting way to spend some time learning about a local business. (And yes, there are toilets on the premises!)
Written August 25, 2019
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Dear mrsbsouthend, It is refreshing to read such a nice review, we are definitely glad your kids were able to drag you to us! We are proud to have been able to offer a wonderful experience for the entire family, starting with our production area and finishing with traditional meal in our tavern. Our award-winning olive oil is trully something worth trying and taking home as souvenirs. We look forward to your next visit! Kind regards, Stella Team
Written August 27, 2019
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