Before You Go
The closest airport to fly to is Dubrovnik (www.dubrovnik-airport.hr ).
Jadrolinija ferries (www.jadrolinija.hr) run scheaduled trips with both vehicle and walk-on passengers service from Bari (Italy), Rijeka (northern Croatian coast) and Split (mid Croatian coast).
Several companies run scheaduled trips: Zagreb – Dubrovnik (aprx. 10 hours); Rijeka – Dubrovnik (aprx. 12 hours); Split – Dubrovnik ( aprx. 4.5 – 5 hours); Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) – Dubrovnik (aprx 4 hours).
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Facts about Croatia
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Croatia has 56,538 square kilometers (plus its sea area – 31,900 sq.km.) 1,777 km of coastline (and more than 4,000 km of islands coastline), 4,840,000 inhabitants, and almost as many abroad, counting through last three generations.Croatia is organized as parliamentary, multiparty Republic. The name of Croatia, which we call HRVATSKA, is abbreviated as HR. The official language is Croatian and the capital city is Zagreb. Croatia has been a member of EU since 2013.
are NOT required for British, EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan passport holders. For other countries please check www.mvpei.hr and Croatian Embassy in your country.
Central European time. Croatia is one hour ahead of British local time year round.
Local currency is Croatian KUNA. .
Aproximate exchange rate: 1 euro = 7.6 kn, 1 GBP = 10.7 kn, 1 USD = 6 kn
Euros, USD, GBP, both cash and traveler’s cheques can be exchanged in hotels, banks and other exchange offices in Croatia. Exchange rates are normally uniform throughout the country.Major credit cards are widely accepted in Dubrovnik. In the restaurants on the islands most of the payments are in cash.On the isladn of Lopud there is an ATM.
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Aproximate costs for guidance only:
Medium beer……€2.50 – €3.00
Sandwich……€2.00 – €3.00
Medium ice cream……€ 1.30
Loaf of bread in grocery store……€1.00
Light lunch in local tavern (fried /grilled calamari, pasta, risotto)…. €8.00 – €13.00
Portion of fresh fish in local tavern……..€9 – €14 (depending on the sort of fish)
3-course dinner……..€20.00 – €40.00
*the above costs refer to reasonable mid-range restaurant and may vary according to location and type of the restaurant
Direct dial code from the UK & Ireland to Croatia: 00385 + area code + number
Direct dial code from Croatia to the UK: 0044 + area code + number
Direct dial code from Croatia to the USA: 001 + area code + number
The Croatia mobile telephone systems are linked to most countries.
Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.
Within Europe holiday postcards take approximately 4-10 days to reach home.
Stamps are sold with postcards. Most hotels have a post box in the reception area.
Available in most resorts, in addition to the multinationals there are local car rental companies. A FULL British (national) valid driving license is sufficient to hire a car or a scooter.
Local voltage is 220V and continental adaptors must be used, and should be
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