Facts about Croatia

Below you will find practical information in connection with trips to Croatia.

  • Language: Croatian
  • Residents: 3 million
  • Capital: Zagreb
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Currency: Kuna
  • Surface: 56 594 km2

Worth knowing

Time difference

Croatia has the same time as Sweden.

Transport

On our group trips we travel by chartered bus. The bus transport network is functioning well, but the train network needs to be updated.

Currency and credit cards

The Croatian currency is called kuna (HRK). And kuna = 100 lipa. You can exchange money and redeem traveler’s checks at the bank.

The following credit cards can be used: Eurocard, Mastercard, Diners, Visa and American Express.

Tip

It is common to put 10 percent in tips on the restaurant bill. On round trips, local guides and bus drivers expect a little tip You can read more in the travel description for this trip.

Electricity

In Croatia, 220 V is used. The sockets are the same as in Sweden and you do not need to bring an adapter.

Telephone and internet

According to allcitycodes, Croatia’s international country code is +385. In hotels, cafés and restaurants, you can often connect to the internet for a fee. In addition, there are internet cafes in most cities.

Hygiene

Feel free to bring hand disinfection.

Smoking

Croatia has the same rules for smoking in public places as Sweden.

Good tone

Croats are polite in a southern manner. On the coast, Italian and a little English are spoken.

Climate and weather Croatia

On this page you can read about the climate and weather in Croatia. See, for example, temperatures for the capital Zagreb.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN CHRISTMAS AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Zagreb
Daytime temperature 3 6 11 16 21 25 27 26 22 16 9 4
Night temperature -4 -3 1 5 9 13 14 14 10 6 2 -2
Precipitation (mm) 49 42 52 62 79 99 81 91 83 72 85 64
Split
Daytime temperature 10 11 14 17 23 27 30 30 25 20 15 12
Night temperature 5 6 8 11 15 19 22 22 18 14 10 7
Precipitation (mm) 78 65 64 62 55 51 28 43 67 78 112 105
Dubrovnik
Daytime temperature 12 12 14 17 21 25 28 29 25 21 17 13
Night temperature 7 6 9 11 15 19 22 22 19 15 11 8
Precipitation (mm) 95 89 98 91 76 49 24 59 79 110 142 125

In Croatia, there are two types of climate zones: in the southern coastal areas of the Adriatic, there is a subtropical Mediterranean climate, while the rest of the country has a temperate mainland climate. The country’s altitude differences and different climate zones have created some of Europe’s most diverse flora and fauna environments. This means, among other things, that various trees and forests cover up to about 44% of Croatia’s area.

Dubrovnik

Most people who have spent a holiday in Croatia, or who are considering doing so, have heard of Dubrovnik as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. This whole old city is protected by UNESCO, which is one of the reasons why the roofs that were damaged during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s were quickly replaced. The old town is to be experienced for its city walls which offer a fantastic view of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding islands, for the pedestrian street Stradun with its shiny limestone tiles and for the beautiful, well-preserved Renaissance palace, the Rector’s Palace and the Sponza Palace. Enjoy the life of Dubrovnik’s many cafés and restaurants and relax with a beach holiday outside the old town – on the Lapad Peninsula and the Babin Kuk Peninsula with one of the area’s best beaches, Copacabana Beach. Also take a trip to the island of Lokrum which is a half hour boat ride from Dubrovnik, or make an excursion to the neighboring countries Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro with the ancient cities of Mostar and Kotor. The latter is less than an hour’s drive away. Like Dubrovnik, Kotor’s old town is protected by UNESCO.

The islands of Croatia

Take a holiday in Dalmatia’s island kingdom – experience Pag, which in addition to the cheese of the same name has also gained a reputation for being one of Europe’s most popular party islands. Sail out to the much calmer Vis or visit Hvar where the lavender scent is heavy and the range of yachts testifies that the island is a popular destination for Croatia’s jetset. Also do not miss Croatia’s largest island Brač with the charming town of Bol and one of Croatia’s most popular beaches Zlatni Rat. Feel free to also place the trip to Croatia around the island of Korčula with the holiday town Vela Luka and the capital of the same name as the island. It is said that Korčula is the birthplace of the Italian adventurer and explorer Marco Polo, whether this is true or not, and no matter how much Venice’s neighbors might protest.

Otherwise, there is no reason to apply robbery stories and half-truths in marketing. Croatia is a beautiful and interesting holiday country with the most beautiful stretch of coast of the Adriatic Sea and an island kingdom that can easily compete with the Greek.

Facts about Croatia

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