All you need to know about Croatia
General info for Croatia
Croatia is located in central Europe, encompassed by Adriatic sea from south and west, and Pannonian Plain in the east.
EURO is the currency of Croatia.
Exchange offices, banks, post offices, and even certain hotels and campgrounds may offer currency exchange services to their customers. Monday through Friday, banking services are available between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Saturdays, financial institutions are typically open until 1 p.m. There are also several financial institutions that are open on Saturdays in the main cities. Credit cards are accepted at the majority of hotels as well as shops; these include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, and Sport Card International. The situation is somewhat different when it comes to dining establishments, particularly on the island. It is essential to have a solid plan in place before chartering a yacht in Croatia.
All you need to know about Croatia
4,370,460 – mainly Croats, with some minorities.
Coastal length: 5,835.30 km
Number of islands, reefs and rocks: 1,185
Largest island: Krk
The telephone code for Croatia is +385.
GMT plus two hours in the summer and GMT plus one in winter.
Power grid voltage – 220 V, frequency 50HZ
Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia, and is considered very good quality. However, supply of water on islands is limited, and try to save water when wash a yacht in one of the ports and marinas.
Climate expected when chartering a yacht in Croatia
Croatian Climate is typical Mediterranean. Sea temperature is 10-15 Celsius and during the hot summer time it climbs up to 25 Celsius. Air temperature is between 27-35 Celsius on summer, and average wither temperature is 10 Celsius. Summer daylight is between 6:00-20:00 hour.
Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Tel. Web: www.mvpe.hr
Medical services in Croatia are free for foreign tourists if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country they come from. Health services expenses provided to individuals coming from the countries with which the Health Care Convention was not signed are charged directly to users according to the price list. Hospitals and clinics are available in all the major towns, as well as pharmacies in the smaller towns and settlements. For patients whose lives are in danger, there is emergency transport by air (helicopter) or sea (speedboat).
Fishing & diving license in Adriatic sea
License for recreational fishing (not professional) can be purchased in Ministry of sea or some Harbour offices. Electronic license: www.sub.hr. Please mind that many protected animals live in Adriatic sea: Dolphin, the Mediterranean monk seal locally called Morski Čovik, turtle, seahorse, shell Prstac, starfish (Asterina, Ophidiaster ophidianus), red coral etc. Half of the year protected are also: Lobster etc. Penalties are from 20.000,00 HRK to 100.000,00 HRK.
There is a network of veterinary clinics and centers in Croatia.
Important telephone numbers
International dialing prefix for Croatia: 00385
112 – official Croatian emergency phone number
193 – Fire -service
194 – Ambulance
195 – rescue on the sea
192 – Police
987 – Assistance on the roads email@example.com (If you are calling outside of Croatia or using a mobile phone dial ++3851 987)
Diving licence (PADi,CMAS,NAUI,SSI,NASDS,YMCA etc.) is required for diving activities in Croatia. It is recommended to have diving course in one of many licensed diving schools. Also diving is prohibited in near commercial harbors, marinas, national parks, nature parks etc.). Penalties are up to 30.000,00 HRK.
Important radio frequencies
|Radio station||Chanels (24/7)||Weather forecast and radio advertisement|
|Rijekaradio (9AR)||Ch 04,16,20,24,81||Ch 04,16,20,24 and 81 at 05:35, 14:35 and 19:35|
|Splitradio (9AS)||Ch 07, 16, 21,23,81||Ch 07,21,23 and 81 at 05:45, 12:45 and 19:45|
|Dubrovnikradio (9AD)||Ch 04,07,16,85||At 06:25, 13:20 and 21:20|
|NAVTEX (Q)B||518 kHz||At 02:40, 06:40, 10:40, 14: 40, 18:40 and 22:40|