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Croatia

Croatia is a small country that offers its visitors a diverse range of landscapes: from vast farmlands of Slavonia adorned with sunflowers to mild hills of Zagorje close to its capital Zagreb, via mountainous region hiding gorgeous rivers and lakes, to the Adriatic coast and its 1244 islands and islets.

Seven UNESCO World Heritage sites: Old City of Dubrovnik, Stari Grad Plain on Hvar Island, historical complex of Split with Dioecletian’s Palace, historic City of Trogir, Cathedral of St Jacob in Sibenik, Plitvice Lakes National Park and episcopal complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the historic centre of Poreč; eight national parks: Brijuni, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak, Kornati, Sjeverni Velebit (Northern Velebit), Paklenica, Krka and Mljet; and eleven nature parks: Kopacki Rit, Papuk, Lonjsko Polje, Medvednica, Zumberak, Ucka, Velebit, Telascica, Vransko Jezero, Biokovo and Lastovsko Otocje provide a lot of exploring to do. Varied cultural calendar, rich architectural and religious heritage will feed your mind and soul.

There are more opportunities to get to know the country and the people first hand on wine routes and grape harvesting, olive and tangerine picking, rural agrotourist businesses. More active types will find the incredible range of activities, from rafting, kayaking, diving and other watersports to hiking, biking and many more.

Discover the more relaxed life of the cities on the coast, such as Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Sibenik or the hustle and bustle of the country’s capital, Zagreb.

National holidays

January 1  New Year’s Day
January 6 Epiphany
---  Easter
---  Easter Monday
May 1 International Workers' Day
---  Corpus Christi
June 22 Anti Fascist Resistance Day
June 25 Statehood Day
August 5 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
August 15 Feast of the Assumption
October 8 Independence Day
November 1 All Saints' Day
December 25 Christmas
December 26 Saint Stephen's Day

Basic facts

Electricity

The plug of choice is 220 Volts, AC, 50 Hz, two-pin socket supply.

Money

The Croatian currency is the kuna, established in 1993. One kuna is worth 100 lipa. Kuna banknotes come in 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 denominations. Coins are delivered in 5, 2 and 1 kuna amounts and 50, 20, 10 and 5 lipa amounts.

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, Diner’s Club and American Express cards can be utilized, too.

Religion

The country is almost entirely populated by Roman Catholics.

Safety

Croatian crime statistics ranks below most of Europe but the best advice may be to employ your common sense.

Smoking

Croatia is very much cafe culture which means that people socialize outdoors at eating and drinking properties, where smoking is allowed. Smoking is forbidden in enclosed restaurant spaces.

Visas

Croatia became a member of the European Union on July 1, 2013 and the Croatian visa policy became fully compliant with the European Union’s.