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Check out some more useful information and important contact numbers to make your stay in Croatia a smooth one.

Hospitals

All cities have hospitals while smaller towns have medical clinics. Foreign citizens can take advantage of free medical services if there is an agreement between the Croatian and the country from which the respective citizen is coming from. Otherwise, medical services are charged according to the price list.

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Working hours for stores

Stores are generally open from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the entire week during the tourist season. Post offices and banks are generally open from 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays.

Important telephone numbers

Emergency number – 112
Ambulance – 194
Fire fighters – 193
Police – 192
Help on the road – 1987
Weather forecast – 18166
Sea rescue – 195
Marine police – 307 630
Port authority Trogir – 021 881 508

Customs regulations

The Croatian currency is kuna – HRK (1kn = 100 Lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in exchange offices, banks, post offices, travel agencies and most hotels. Foreign citizens can get a tax refund for goods purchased in the country if the value of the goods exceeds 500 HRK and they must have a tax-free certificate.
Gas stations
NameSummer business hours
1. Trogir ACI Marina (Tel: +385 21 885 458)07 - 21
2. Split zapadna obala (Tel: +385 21 399 397)06 - 22
3. Milna, otok Brač (Tel: +385 21 636 340)07 - 21
4. Rogač, otok Šota (Tel: +385 21 654 180)07 - 21
5. Bol, otok Brač (Tel: +385 21 635 119)07 - 21
6. Hvar, otok Hvar (Tel: +385 21 741 060)07 - 21
7. Makarska (Tel: +385 21 612 660)07 - 21
8. Šibenik (Tel: +385 22 213 868)06 - 22
9. Vis, otok Vis (Tel: +385 22 213 868)07 - 21
10. Korčula (Tel: +385 20 711 017)06 - 22
11. Vela luka, otok Korčula (Tel: +385 20 812 910)06 - 22
12. Lastovo (Tel: +385 20 805 034)07 - 21
12. Vodice (Tel: +385 22 443 024)08 - 14
12. Dubrovnik - Komolac - Marina (Tel: +385 20 454 142)07 - 21
* The information is indicative and may change depending on the policy and schedule of a particular station.

Croatia

Location and general information

Where is Croatia located?

Croatia extends from the furthest eastern edges of the Alps in the northwest to the Pannonia Plains and the Danube in the east. Its central region is covered by the Dinara mountains while the southern part ends at the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

How large is Croatia?

The land area is 56,542 km2, and the surface of the sea territory is 31,067 km2. The coastline is 5835 km long, out of which 4058 km is the coastline of islands, rocks and reefs.

How many islands does Croatia have?

Croatia has 1185 islands, rocks and reefs. The largest islands are Krk and Cres, and only 50 islands are inhabited.

What kind of climate does Croatia have?

There are two climate zones in Croatia:

1. A moderate continental climate (partly mountain) that prevails in the interior with average temperatures of 0-2°C in January and 19-23°C in August

2. A Mediterranean climate that prevails in the areas along the Adriatic coast (there are many sunny days, dry and hot summers, and mild, wet winters) and average temperatures from 6-11°C in January and 21-27°C in August. The temperature of the sea in winter is 12°C and in summer about 25°C.

What currency is usend in Croatia?

The currency in Croatia is the Croatian kuna (HRK 1 = 100 Lipa). Currencies of foreign countries can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies or hotels. Credit card payment is possible in places that have been designated for this, and the money can be withdrawn at ATMs across the country.

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What is the connectivity in Croatia?

Croatia has eight airports that are located in all major commercial and tourist centres; Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Zadar, Osijek and the islands of Krk and Brač.

Cultural – historical monuments

In addition to natural attractions, Croatia is rich with cultural and historical monuments from all periods. This is because of stormy historical events and the intertwining of different cultures over the centuries in this region, which really makes Croatia a unique country in the Adriatic.

The area of the Adriatic has always served as the closest and most efficient way for trading and maritime affairs between the East and Europe and very early on began to develop centres of civilization in this region. One of the first civilization centres in this region is the town of Trogir.

The entire coastline is characterized by influences of the Mediterranean culture and numerous monuments from ancient and Roman times while the continental part of Croatia is characterized by Central European cultural influence and stands out with its old cities, forts and castles of the Middle Ages and rich Baroque architecture.
Three Croatian urban units and three monumental complexes have the status of World Heritage, which was awarded by UNESCO. These monuments are; Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the cities of Dubrovnik and Trogir, Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč, St. Jakov in Šibenik and the old city field on Hvar. A part of the UNESCO World Heritage is also Plitvice Lakes National Park as a natural resource. In addition to material goods, seven traditional intangible heritages of Croatian culture are also protected.