What is a tisak?

Tisak stand in Croatia

Tisaks are on every corner throughout Croatia, noticeable by their large red "TISAK" sign.

A tisak is a booth selling a smattering of items from sunglasses and umbrellas to cigarettes and lighters to magazines, batteries and bottled water. They also sell bus and tram tickets, often at a savings of a few kuna per ride. 

Tisaks are like convenience stores only on a much smaller scale. In a pinch, they can be a lifesaver. 

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Expat in Croatia

Sara is an American expat based in Split. After globetrotting between New York, Amsterdam and California, she moved to Croatia in 2012. Sara's blog Expat in Croatia is a guide for foreigners living and traveling in Croatia.