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Important travel information for your Croatia holiday:

Although there are few official pages in Croatia containing same information, we prepared some brief Croatia holiday info here as well, to keep everything you need for holiday in Croatia handy on one place.
So, here you can find all basic things you may need to know before your departure to holiday in Croatia. If information you seek isn't here, you may consider contacting Croatian tourist muncipal or, even better, your agent, hotel or host in Croatia.


About the Republic of Croatia - holiday useful information

Croatian currency:

Official currency in the Republic of Croatia is Kuna, divided to 100 lipa.
Foreign currencies are changed in banks, exchange offices and postal offices according to official exchange rates

- exchange rate of Croatian National Bank

Exchange offices often can be found within reception offices of hotels, auto camps, travel agent offices and similar.
Although it's not 100% legal, most of small private owned shops, rental owners, camp owners etc. would accept payment in EUR, US dollars and other foreign currencies (however, this is just another way to please the customer, don't expect to get better exchange rate than official one).
Common credit cards - Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, American Express and Visa are common mean of payment. Shops, restaurants, agents, hotels and other sale points which accept credit card would have appropriate stickers with credit card logo on visible place. Private accommodation owners and small camps rarely accept credit cards.
Cash withdrawal with credit cards can be done in appropriate banks or on the ATM's. Postal offices do cash withdrawal from your Eurocard/Mastercard and Diners accounts. Traveler cheques can be cashed for usual commission of 2%. Eurocheque and personal cheques of foreign banks can be cashed into appropriate sum in Kunas in exchange offices and banks.

Croatia customs, passports and visas information:

You don't have to pay customs duty on personal belongings. Radios, phones, sports and professional equipment should be declared on entry custom office (except mobile phones).
Passports and other identification documents are regulated by international agreements. Tourists can spend up to 3 months in Croatia.
For entry in Croatia with personal vehicle you should have valid drivers licence, traffic licence for the vehicle, and international insurance certificate (except for countries with other bilateral agreement with Croatia).
Pets should have licence, yellow healthcare document and vaccination certificate.

- Croatian national tourist board - passports and visas information

Croatian public holidays :

(You may expect most shops and government offices closed)
1 January - New Year, 6 January - Three kings, 21. April 2003. - Easter monday, 1 May - International workers day, 22 June - Constitucy day, 05 August - Day of victory, 15 August - Assumption, 8 October - Independence day, 1 November - All Saint's Day), 25, 26 December - Christmas

Working Hours in Croatia

Usual working hours for shops is from monday to friday from 8 to 20 hours, saturdays 8 to 14 h.
During summer season working hours of shops, boutiques, and in some cases pharmacies and other service providers works up to 21 hours or similar but with daily break from 12 to 17 h.

Social Customs in Croatia

It's common to shake hands at introduction and farewell.
Smoking is commonly allowed except in public transportation and most of public offices.
Restaurants, cafes and similar mostly allow smoking, either in separate spaces or in whole premises, and there should be visible sign allowing it.
Topless sunbathing is quite acceptable at all beaches, but naturism is allowed solely on marked beaches. Of course, you can always find an isolated empty beach to practice that way of sunbathing at almost any point of Croatian coast.


Croatia holiday -
private accommodation

Select from our choice of private accomodation to spend your holiday in croatia.

Orebic - apartment:

Dajak apartments - Orebic
Enjoy virgin pure Peljesac nature - while still having all advantages of urban way of living. Family private accommodation.

Trpanj - apartment:

Apartments Vitaljic - Private accomodation in Trpanj
Apartments Vitaljic - Trpanj
Family private accommodation in picturesque Trpanj on Peljesac.

Croatia holiday info links:

here are few useful links to make planning your holiday in Croatia easier:


Peljesac - Croatia holiday information