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Croatia Holidays, Honeymoons, Weddings
Croatia extends from the foothills of the Julian Alps in the north-west and the Pannonian Plain in the east, over the Dinara mountain range in its central region, to the Adriatic coast in the south. The country borders Slovenia, Hungary, Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The country's landscape is geographically diverse; flat plains along Hungarian border, low mountains and highlands near Adriatic coastline and islands.Rangining from small rural villages in the interior to the dramatic Dalmatian coastline. Croatia (Hrvatska) has come a long way since the summer of 1991, when foreign tourists fled from a region standing on the verge of war. Now that stability has returned, visitors are steadily returning to a country, which boasts one of the most outstanding stretches of coastline that Europe has to offer.
Croatia's capital, Zagreb, is a typical central-European city, blending elegant nineteenth-century architecture with plenty of cultural activities and a vibrant café life. At the northern end of the Adriatic coast, the peninsula of Istria contains many of the country's most developed resorts, with old Venetian towns like Porec and Rovinj rubbing shoulders with the bustling port of Pula. Further south lies Dalmatia, a dramatic, mountain-fringed stretch of coastline studded with islands. Dalmatia's main town is Split, an ancient Roman settlement and modern port which provides a gateway to the most enchanting of Croatia's islands, Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula, where you'll find lively fishing villages and the best of the beaches. South of Split lies the walled medieval city of Dubrovnik, site of an important festival in the summer and a magical place to be whatever the season.
Restaurants & Food in Croatia
There's a varied and distinctive range of cuisine on offer in Croatia, largely because the country straddles two culinary cultures: the fish-and-seafood-dominated cuisine of the Mediterranean, and the hearty meat-oriented fare of central Europe. Tipping: 10 % is expected in hotels and restaurants.
Accommodation in Croatia
Some Croatian Hotels are graded using the international five-star grading system, but most Croatian hotels are still classified by letter:
C-class (one-star) hotels have rooms with shared WC and bathroom;
B-class (two- to three-star) have rooms with en-suite facilities; A-class (four-star) is business class;
L-class (five-star) are in the international luxury bracket.
There are many self catering apartments in Croatia and also private villas to rent in Croatia as well as the many established hotels.
Weather in Croatia
Northern Croatia has a continental climate; Central Croatia has a semi-highland and highland climate, while the Croatian coast has a Mediterranean climate. Winter temperatures range from -1 to 30°C in the continental region, -5 to 0°C in the mountain region and 5 to 10°C in the coastal region. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region
Honeymoons in Croatia
Weddings in Croatia
Family Beach holidays in Croatia
Banks and Currency in Croatia
Currency: Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds. Eurocheques can be exchanged in banks, although travellers are advised to check with their own banks, as the Eurocheque service is in process of being phased out. Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International).
Banking hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks are open until 1 p.m. In the larger cities some banks are also open on Sundays.
Visa Requirements for Croatia
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the USA and most European countries can enter Croatia for stays of up to 90 days without a visa.
Driving in Croatia
The road system is comprehensive Stretches of the Zagreb-Rijeka and Zagreb-Split routes are classified as motorway (autocesta) and are subject to a modest toll, although elsewhere the main routes (especially the main road down the Adriatic coast) are single-lane roads.
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Calling Home from Croatia
Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes. When making long-distance and international calls, it's usually easier to go to the post office, where you're assigned a cabin and given the bill afterwards.
In case of an Emergency in Croatia
The crime rate in Croatia is low by European standards. Croatian police (policija) are generally helpful when dealing with holidaymakers Police often make routine checks on identity cards and other documents; always carry your passport.
Police - 92
Ambulance - 94
Fire - 93
Events in Croatia and things to do in Croatia
From 21 March to 4 April, Zagreb snaps its fingers and nods to the tunes of Spring Time Jazz. In July, Zagreb hosts an International Festival of Animation and an International Folklore Festival, where you can hear classical works by Croatian composers. Dubrovnik's Summer Festival, held in July and August, showcases the country's dramatic and classical music stars. In July and August, Omis hosts a festival of acapella vocal music, while Slavonian culture gets its turn in Pozega's Golden Strings Festival in September
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