Welcome to Croatia
Read up on all the basic and essential information about travel to Croatia.
Position: South-Eastern Europe
Area: 56,594 sq km; land: 55,974 sq km, water: sq 620 km
Government: parliamentary democracy
Capital city: Zagreb
Other major centres: Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula
Official language: Croatian
Currency: HRK – Croatian Kuna
Climate: Continental and Mediterranean
Time: Central European Time (UTC + 1)
Electricity supply: 220 V
Units of measurement: metric – metres, kilometres, grams, kilograms. Temperatures are expressed in degrees Celsius.
TRAVEL TO CROATIA
Most drivers come to Croatia via highways, yet picturesque local roads are excellent way to see beautiful landscapes of Croatia. In your trip planning, you might will find helpful Via Michelin journey planner.
Road security regulations require headlights tourned ON even during the day. Permitted blood level of alcohol for drivers is 0.5%. Speed limit is 50kph cities, 90kph outskirts, and 110kph major roads and 130kph motorways. Seatbelts are compulsory for all drivers. Gas stations are usually every 30 or 50 km on highways and in the cities. In case of emergency, you can call road assistance on 00 385 1 987.
Croatian Railways have a network of trains that cover the continental and the coastal part of the country. Trains can also take you to most of the cities. Here you can find domestic and international timetable information and pricing information.
By plane you can come to Croatia through these airports: Zagreb , Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Rijeka (Krk), Zadar, Brac (Bol) and Osijek. Most people use airports Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula, because most foreign carriers are associated with these airports. Low cost companies (Ryan Air, Wizz Air, and German Wings) also take off and land on these airports.
Ferries are a great and very comfortable transportation to or by the Croatian coast. Jadrolinija is the main ferry company with most foreign and domestic lines. Domestic and international timetables can be seen here.
All information about visas you can find here. Check list of countries whose residents need visas, documents necessary for visa application, forms and other information.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA
January 1st – New Year
January 6th – Epiphany
April 5th - Easter Monday
May 1st – Labour Day
June 3rd – Corpus Christi
June 22nd – Anti Fascist Resistance Day
June 25th – Croatian National Day
August 5th – Victory Day
October 8th - Independence Day
November 1st – All Saints Day
December 25th – Christmas
December 26th – St. Stjepan