Balkan Pearls

Croatia

GENERAL INFORMATION

Surface area: 56,594 km2

Time zone: GMT + 1, GMT + 2 (during summer)

Population: Over 4.200.000

Capital: Zagreb

Coast line: 5,835 km

Climate: The Adriatic Coast has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. It is one of the sunniest and warmest coasts in ELITE and an average summer temperature of 29°C. The inland part has a typical continental climate

Religions: Predominantly Catholic and Orthodox

Official language and alphabet: Croat language and Cyrillic alphabet

Political system: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic

Monetary unit: Croatian Kuna (HRK)

International telephone code: ++385

Pets: Allowed, is better to have a vaccination record and veterinary certificate.

Customs formalities: Expensive professional and technical equipment should be declared at the border crossing.

Traveling documents: To enter Croatia you need a valid passport depending on international agreement between the countries.

Visa: If required, please check with the nearest Croatian Consulate or Embassy

Currency: Foreign currency can be changed at Banks, Exchange Offices, Post Offices, Tourist agencies, hotels etc. All major cards (American Express, Visa, Euro/MasterCard, Diners) are accepted for a wide range of services.

Medical services: Medical care for foreigners can be provided at hospitals and clinics in all major cities in Croatia.

Drivers: Valid documents for themselves and for the vehicle, as well as the green insurance card.

Rent-a-Car & Taxi: Cars and Taxi can be rented at the airport, in towns and in all major tourist centers.

Cellular phone range: Communication by cellular phone is possible throughout Croatia

Postal services: Postage stamps are sold at post offices, hotel receptions and newspaper stands. FedEx, EMS and DHL air-express carrier services are also available. For international calls, besides using hotel and post office services, phone cards (for sale in all post offices) are used in all public phone booths.