In all tourist places in Croatia, the offices of the tourist board are open all day in the summer, and their addresses and telephone numbers can be found at www.croatia.hr.
Jadranovo Tourist Board
Tel / Fax: +385 (51) 24 61 60
Geographical position of Croatia
The Republic of Croatia with a land area of 56,542 square kilometers is located along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea and in its hinterland. It has 31,067 square kilometers of territorial sea area. Croatia has a 5,835-kilometer-long Adriatic coast with 1,185 islands, cliffs and reefs. The largest Croatian islands are: Krk, Cres, Brac, Hvar, Pag, Korcula, Dugi otok, Mljet, Vis, Rab and Losinj.
The capital, and at the same time the administrative, cultural, commercial and academic center of Croatia is Zagreb.
Population and religion
According to the data of the Census of Population, Households and Dwellings, as of March 31, 2001, there are 4,437,460 inhabitants in the Republic of Croatia. The majority of the population are Croats, and national minorities include Serbs, Muslims, Slovenes, Italians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks and others. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, and minority religions include Orthodox, Muslim Protestant, and other denominations. The official language is Croatian, Latin alphabet.
In the north of Croatia the climate is continental, in the mountains it is mountainous, and in the Adriatic it is Mediterranean. With an average of 2,600 hours of sunshine a year, the Adriatic coast is one of the sunniest in the Mediterranean, and the sea temperature in summer is from 25 ° C to 27 ° C.
In winter, temperatures in Croatia are between -1 ° C and 5 ° C in the continental regions, -5 ° C and 0 ° C in the mountainous area, and 5 ° C and 10 ° C in the coastal areas. In summer, temperatures in continental Croatia are between 22 ° C and 26 ° C, in mountainous areas between 15 ° C and 20 ° C and between 26 ° C and 30 ° C in coastal areas.
Croatia is rich in natural resources, navigable rivers rich in fish, plant and many rare animal species, oak forests and thermal springs. The country is of extraordinary beauty, Slavonian granaries, wooded Gorski kotar, picturesque hills of Hrvatsko Zagorje, which makes it very attractive for tourists.
To enter Croatia, you need to have a valid travel document, and foreign visitors can stay in the country for up to three months and do not have to apply for a visa for that period. However, for your safety, please check the list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa to stay in Croatia on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mvp.hr). Children must be registered in the passport of one of the parents or have their own passport.
Pets are not subject to quarantine when crossing the border, but must have a document on the vaccines received.
Means of payment
The local currency is Kuna (kn). 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kuna banknotes and 1, 2 and 5 kuna coins are in circulation. One kuna consists of 100 Lipa, and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa are in circulation. Foreign currency can be exchanged at all banks, exchange offices and travel agencies. Most hotels and shops also accept credit cards.
Non-working days and other
January 1 – New Year
January 6 – Holy Three Kings
Easter, Easter Monday
May 1 – Labor Day
Tjelovo – a moving holiday
June 22 – Victory Day over fascism
June 25 – Statehood Day
August 5 – Homeland Thanksgiving
August 15 – Assumption
October 8 – Independence Day
November 1 – All Saints
25-26. December – Christmas holidays
Croatia is in the GMT + 1 zone.
Important telephone numbers in Croatia
First Aid: 94
Notification Center: 985
Roadside Assistance: 987
Weather and road conditions: 060 520 520
Tourist information: 0800 200 200
Emergency hospitals and pharmacies: 060 212 212
Local and long distance phone information: 988
International phone number information: 902