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Mobile phone

HT Cronet is the biggest Croatian provider. This company arranges 98% of the mobile phones connection. It is possible to call with your mobile if you have trial band on your mobile.

Money: Kuna


The monetary unit in Croatia is the Kuna. 1 euro (0,8 $) is about 7,3 Kuna.
The kuna is divided in 100 Lipa, (100 Lipa is 1 Kuna which is 14 eurocent).

Coins | There are 9 Croatian coins: Coins of 5 Kuna (70 Eurocent), 2 Kuna (30 Eurocent), 1 Kuna (14 Eurocent). Furthermore there are 50 Lipa (7 eurocent), 20 Lipa (2,8 Eurocent), 10 Lipa (1,4 Eurocent), 5 Lipa (0,7 Eurocent), 2 Lipa (0,25 Eurocent) en 1 Lipa (0,12 Eurocent)

Banknotes | There are 7 different Croatian banknotes: Notes os 500 Kuna (68 Euro), 200 Kuna (27 Euro), 100 Kuna (13,5 Euro), 50 Kuna (+- 7 Euro), 20 Kuna (2,75 Euro), 10 Kuna (1,40 Euro), 5 Kuna (0,70 Euro).



Most leading musea:

Place | Museum

  • Cakovec | Medimurje Museum

  • Dubrovnik | Ethnographic Museum, Dubrovnik Ducal Palace Museum, Dominican Monastery Museum, City Walls, Maritime Museum, Cathedral Treasury, Home of Marin Dric

  • Gornja | Stubica Museum of Peasant Uprisings

  • Gospic | Lika Museum (in nabijgelegen Smiljan is Nikola Tesla collection gehuisvest)

  • Hlebine | Gallery van Nad've kunst en de schilderijen collectie Ivan Generalic

  • Karlovac | City Museum

  • Krapina | Museum of Evolution and the Hu_njakovo Site of Early Man, Ljudevit Gaj Museum

  • Kumrovec | The Old Village (ethno-museum); de geboorte en famlie plaats van Josip Broz Tito.

  • Makarska | Malacological Museum (collection of shells), City Museum

  • Osijek | Slavoons Museum; Gallery of Fine Arts Town Museum

  • Pula | Archeologisch Museum, Historisch Museum van Istrie

  • Split | Museum van Kroatische archeologische monumenten, Archeologisch Museum of Split, Ivan Meztrovic Gallery

  • Trakozcan | Trakozcan Castle-Museum (collectie van antieke wapens)
    Varazdin Town | Museum in de oude stad

  • Zadar | Archeologisch Museum, Popular Museum of Zadar, Permanenet Display van Sacral kunst

  • Zagreb | Archeologisch Museum, Ethnografisch Museum, Kroatisch , Museum van Naivkunst, Modern, Gallery, City of Zagreb Museum, Mimara Museum, Museum of
    Arts and Crafts, Natural History, Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Strossmayer Gallery, Technical Museum

    National parks


    Croatia's Adriatic coast has a long tradition of providing hospitality to naturists seeking a friendly place to vacation textile-free. The first naturist beaches opened on the island of Rab in 1934 and over the ensuing decades were joined by numerous others. Naturism continues to flourish today, playing an important part of Croatia's tourism industry. With 30 official naturist resorts and beaches, plus numerous unofficial ones found all along the long Adriatic coast, Croatia welcomes visitors who prefer to vacation nude.
    Croatia is one of Europe's sunniest countries, with 2600 hours of sunshine annually. It's no surprise then that Croatia was Europe's first country to offer commercial naturist resorts to visitors. By the 1960s, naturist camps opened in Istra and Dalmatia. Today's naturists can still find campsites, but also hotels, resorts, beaches, and apartments.

    Naturist beaches are marked with signs saying "FKK" for "Freikorperkultur," German for Free Body Culture. Unofficial beaches are sometimes called free beaches.
    Croatia's naturist facilities often focus on different visitor categories, including families, adults, gays, and those where everyone is welcome. Beaches also often are sectioned into these categories.

    Well-known Croatian Naturist Centres

  • Valalta
    This naturist site is located near a nature reserve in Istra, on the northern section of the Adriatic coast, near the ancient town of Rovinj. The modern facilities include a campground, bungalows, apartments and caravans. Restaurants and recreational opportunities are part of the attraction of this site.

  • Monsena
    Also located near Rovinj, Monsena offers camping, bungalows, and apartments for up to 2,000 guests. Two restaurants, a supermarket, swimming pool, and children's area are included in the complex.

  • Koversada
    Croatia's oldest naturist resort, Koversada is located near the charming village of Vrsar. With space for 820 guests, the resort offers rooms in pavilions, restaurants, supermarkets, and a sports center.

  • Ulika
    Located near Porec in Istra, the Ulika resort has capacity for 3,800 guests. The modern camping facilities have space for caravans.

    Not every visitor to Croatia comes to take off their clothes. Naturists make up about 15 percent of annual tourists, so anyone who prefers to visit and keep their clothes on will still have plenty of company.


    Main Croatian Newspapers:

  • Nacional (www.nacional.hr)
  • Slobodnadal macija (www.slobodnadalmacija.hr)
  • Vecernji (www.vecernji-list.hr)
  • Novilist (www.novilist.hr)
  • Vjesnik (www.vjesnik.com)

    Opening Hours

    Most shops are opened from 08:00 to 20:00 during the week and in the weekend until 14:00. Croatian Public Services work from Monday until Friday from 08:00 � 16:00.


    For more information:

    Zuti macak
    Palmoticeva 23
    HR-10000 Zagreb
    Tel: + 385 1 4880 610
    Fax: + 385 1 4880 612
    E-mail: info@zutimacak.hr


    Nationality | Passport Required | Visa Required |

  • British | yes | no
  • Australian | yes | no
  • Canadian | yes | no
  • USA | yes |
  • other EU (1) | yes | no
  • Japanese | yes | no

    Restricted entry and transit: Croatia does not recognise passports issued by Palestine, Chinese Taipei and the Turkish Republic of Cyprus.


    1) Passport valid for at least length of stay required by all, except: nationals of EU countries (except Ireland), Hungary and Slovenia with valid national photo ID cards.

    Visas: Required by all except the following for stays of up to 90 days:

    (a) nationals listed in the chart above;
    (b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela;
    (c) nationals of Korea (Rep) for tourist/business stays of up to 30 days;
    (d) transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within 48 hours provided holding confirmed onward and return documentation and not leaving the airport.

    Note: Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia, provided they are a business visitor with a certified letter of invitation by business partners, a private visitor with a certified letter of guarantee by a sponsor or tourists on an organised package tour.

    Physical disabilities

    Most places in Croatia have provisions for people with physical disabilities. But the best is to inform if there are provisions where you want to go.

    Post / Post offices

    The Croatian Post offices are HTP (Normally opened from 07:00 until 19:00 and Saturday until 13:00). Stamps you can get by post offices and kiosks.


    Population 4,282,216

  • Age structure 0-14 years:18% (male 396,484; female 376,267)
  • 15-64 years:67% (male 1,445,101; female 1,420,159)
  • 65 years and over:15% (male 238,853; female 405,352) (2000 est.)

  • Population growth rate 0.93%
  • Birth rate 12.82 births/1,000 population
  • Death rate 11.51 deaths/1,000 population
  • Life expectancy at birth total population:73.67 years
  • male:70.04 years
  • female:77.51 years

    Ethnic groups: Croat 78.1%, Serb 12.2%, Muslim 0.9%, Hungarian 0.5%, Slovenian 0.5%, Czech 0.4%, Albanian 0.3%, Montenegrin 0.3%, Roma 0.2%, others 6.6% (1991)

    Religions: Roman Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8% (1991)

    Languages Croatian 96%, other 4% (including Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and German)


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    Ethnic groups:
    Croat 89.6%, Serb 4.5%, Bosniak 0.5%, Hungarian 0.4%, Slovene 0.3%, Czech 0.2%, Roma 0.2%, Albanian 0.1%, Montenegrin 0.1%, others 4.1%.

    Roman Catholic 87.8%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, others and unknown 6.2%.


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    Special days

    01-01 Nova godina.(New year)
    06-01 Sveta tri kralja.(Three kings)
    11-04 Uskrs.(Eastern)
    12-04 Uskrsni ponedjeljak.
    01-05 Medunarodni praznik rada.(Labour day)
    30-05 Day of the Republic
    19-06 Sacramentsday
    22-06 day of victory
    25-06 Dan drzavnosti.
    05-08 Dan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti.
    15-08 Velika Gospa.(Maria ascension)
    08-10 Dan neovisnosti.
    01-11 Svi Sveti.(All saints)
    25-12 Bozicni Blagdani.(Christmas)
    26-12 Bozicni Blagdani.(Christmas)


    Croatia has the most clean sea of the whole Adriatic Region. International researchers discovered that 97,4% of the Croatian beaches is ok for swimming. This is the highest percentage of the whole Adriatic region. The quality of swim water is in general very good. The sea water is very clean and clear.

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