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Bordered by the Alps in the west, the River Danube in the east, Croatia also boasts an extensive island-filled coastline along the Adriatic Sea.

A multi-cultural country with many population groups, Croatia is a melting pot of the cultures of the surrounding nations. This is reflected in the many languages, traditions, and cuisine to be experienced throughout this remarkable country.

 

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Zagreb, the capital, is renowned for its numerous museums, galleries, art collections and theatres.

Main Regions & Cities

Dubrovnik
Zagreb
Split

                                                           

WEATHER    Back to top

The coastal region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters (minimum winter temperatures are around 4°C/39°F and summers average around 26°C/79°F). Inland a continental climate is predominant with hot summers and cold winters.

Dubrovnik

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

120

90

85

83

60

45

38

66

110

124

142

138

Rainfall (inches)

5

3.5

3

3

2

1.5

1

2.5

4

5

5.5

5.5

Min Temp (°C)

5

5

7

10

14

17

20

20

17

13

9

6

Max Temp (°C)

11

12

14

17

21

25

28

28

25

21

16

12

Min Temp (°F)

41

41

44

50

57

62

68

68

62

55

48

42

Max Temp (°F)

52

54

57

63

70

77

82

82

77

70

61

54


Zagreb

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rainfall (mm)

52

48

56

68

83

95

79

79

79

93

86

67

Rainfall (inches)

2.1

1.9

2.2

2.7

3.3

3.7

3.1

3.1

3.1

3.7

3.4

2.6

Min Temp (°C)

-3

-3

1

5

9

13

14

14

11

6

2

-1

Max Temp (°C)

3

5

11

15

20

23

25

25

22

15

8

3

Min Temp (°F)

25

27

34

41

48

55

58

57

51

43

35

29

Max Temp (°F)

37

41

52

58

68

74

78

77

71

59

47

38


                                                           
GOOD TO KNOW    Back to top

Time: Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Saturday in March to end of October).

Electricity: Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. European style round; two-pin plugs are standard.

Money: The official unit of currency is the Kuna (HRK). One Kuna is divided into 100 Lipa. ATMs are plentiful throughout the country and banks, authorised bureaux de change, post offices or most hotels will exchange foreign currency or travellers cheques. Banks open Monday to Saturday and some banks also open on Sundays in the main cities. Major credit cards are widely accepted at the main hotels and restaurants, and may be used to draw cash from ATMs, which are widely available in Zagreb.

Approximate Currency Exchange Rates

HRK 1.00 =

USD 0.18

GBP 0.10

CAD 0.20

AUD 0.23

ZAR 1.25

EUR 0.14

NZD 0.29

Note: These rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only. Please go to our Currency Converter for the latest rates.

Croatia holiday
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Language: The official language is Croat.

Passport/Visa Note: All visitors require a passport valid for period of intended stay, as well as documents and tickets for onward or return destinations and sufficient funds (at least €100 or equivalent per day unless a national of an EU country).

Health: No vaccinations are required, however there is a risk of tick-borne encephalitis for those travelling in forested areas or who consume un-pasteurized dairy products. Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are also recommended. The bird flu virus was found in dead migratory swans and stringent measures have been taken by the Croatian authorities to contain the virus. Travellers to Croatia are unlikely to be affected, but should avoid any contact with live birds and ensure poultry and egg dishes are well cooked. Hospitals and medical treatment are fairly good, with free emergency medical care available to UK citizens with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), though some medicines are in short supply in public facilities. Non-UK nationals are advised to invest in health insurance.

Tipping: In tourist or upmarket restaurants a tip of 10% will be appreciated, but otherwise it is usual to round up the bill if the service has been good unless a service charge has already been added. Tour guides expect to be tipped. Most services receive a small tip by rounding up the bill.

Safety: Most visits to Croatia are trouble-free, and there is no particular threat of terrorism. Busy tourist areas are prone to petty theft. Outside the normal tourist routes travellers should be aware that unexploded mines may
remain, particularly in Eastern Slavonia and the former Krajina.

Communications: The international access code for Croatia is +385. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). Public phones take phone cards, which can be bought in post offices and hotels. GSM operators have active roaming agreements with most international networks. Internet cafes are available in the larger towns and cities.

Duty Free: Travellers to Croatia can enter the country with the following items without incurring customs duty: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 1 litre wine, or 1 litre spirits; 250ml of eau de cologne and one bottle of perfume. Regulations apply to firearms and radio instruments. No item of archaeological, historical, ethnographic, artistic, cultural or scientific value may leave the country without a license issued by the appropriate authorities.

                                                           
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