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Useful information’s about Croatia

''Things To Know Before Travelling To Croatia''

Are you planning your next trip to Croatia? If so, you may find some of the following information useful. This is a story of Croatia, a land of a thousand islands, magical nature, and rich heritage. This is a story about a land whose beauties have been celebrated since ancient times. This is a story of Croatia, a place of true inspiration.

About Croatia

The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2. Croatia occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deep into the European continent. It lies between Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, and Italy. The coastline including the islands is 5.700 km long and is one of the most indented coastlines in the Mediterranean. With its 1.185 islands, islets and rocks it really deserves its name ‘country of the thousand islands’. The biggest islands are Krk and Cres.

Population

According to the last census, Croatia has 4.437.460 inhabitants. The majority of the inhabitants are Croats, while Serbs, Bosnians, Slovenians, Hungarians, Italians, and Czechs form the most numerous minorities.  The capital of Croatia is Zagreb with 779.145 inhabitants, the economic, cultural and academic center of Croatia.

Climate

Croatia enjoys two climate zones: a temperate continental and moderate climate and a pleasant Mediterranean climate.  Summers are hot and dry with a lot of sunny days and winters are mild and wet.  The average temperature: January 0 to 10°C, August 15 to 25°C; the average temperature at the seaside: January 5 to 15°C, August 20 to 30 °C; the sea temperature is about 12°C in the winter, and 25°C in the summer.  The island of Hvar with it 2718 sunny hours per year, is it the sunniest island in Croatia, as well as the sunniest town in Europe.

Currency

The national currency is the Croatian Kuna, in use since 1994.  The word ”kuna” means ”marten” in Croatian.  Foreign currencies can be exchanged at any of the country’s banks, post offices, and hotels. Banking hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The exchange rate is at about 7,5 hrk per 1€, 6,8 hrk per 1$, and 8,4 hrk per 1£. Most hotels and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa).

Travel Documents

Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches either. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re a EU citizen, you can also use your national ID card. Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards. For more information, please reach any of our diplomatic missions and consular offices abroad or visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia. (www.mvep.hr)

Getting to Croatia

Land, sea or air – any option you choose is a good way to get to Croatia. Flying is the fastest way to get around Croatia. The main airport are Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, and Zadar. Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik airports serve international flights a year around. Rail connections offer direct or transfer connections with almost all European countries. Ferry service connects Split and Zadar with Italy. Whether you travel by your own car or plan on renting a car, driving is definitely the best way of getting around Croatia. Save Your time and leave Your planning to local experts. We are professional itinerary planners. We’ll design an itinerary around your interests and locations on your must-see list. It does not matter how you travel, as long as you come to Croatia!

So, if You are planning Your next trip to Croatia, contact Us at info@croatia-private-tours.com. We are a small company, passionate about Croatia and we like to bring it to a personal level and do more for You – our dear guests. We will make it special for You!