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Useful Informations

Useful Informations


  • Official name: Republic of Croatia
  • Official language: Croatian
  • Alphabet: Latin
  • Currency: Kuna (100 lipa)
  • Population (last census): 4.784.265
  • Number of islands: 1,185 66 (inhabited)
  • Capital city: Zagreb (nearly 1 million inhabitants)
  • Total state area: 89,810 km2 (55,6822 sq.mi)


Standard time zone: UTC/GMT + 1 hour


Croatian Kuna

Croatia's unit of currency is the Kuna (Kn.), which is divided into 100 lipa. Coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa, and 1, 2, and 5 Kuna. There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 kuna.

You can pay in Kuna at any place or for any service or product you use. In some places you can pay in Euro or dollars. Be sure to establish the method of payment in advance if you wish to pay in any other currency than Kuna.

Banks (banka) are generally open Mon­day to Friday 7.30 AM-7 PM and Satur­day 7.30-11.30 AM. Money can also be changed in post offices, travel agencies and exchange bureaux (mjenjacnica), which have more flexible hours.

The Kuna is approximately 1 EUR = 7,2 KN. Currency converter


All major credit cards, such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, VISA, Diners, etc are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Cash can be accessed at ATMs in almost all towns, cities and tourist centres; almost all ATMs accept major credit cards. Many banks have ATMs in front of their building.


Citizens from Australasia, EU, North and South America are allowed into Croatia without a visa. Everybody else needs a visa which must be obtained before entering the republic - you cannot obtain a visa at any Croatian land border. With questions concerning visas please contact the PCO or visit the website

For confirmation letters please contact


Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

For more information:

Diplomatic consulates of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia. Tel. +385 1 4569 964


It's quite safe to travel all over Croatia. You can safely walk in any town at night, but use your common sense, as always.


Voltage: 220 V, 50Hz. Sockets take 2 square-pin plugs. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 V need a voltage converter and plug adapter.


Tap water is potable throughout Croatia.


There is a great choice of restaurants offering national and international dishes.


  • Country code is 385
  • Zagreb area code is (0)10
  • Emergency number: 112
  • Police: 192
  • Fire department: 93
  • Ambulance: 94