Coastal Croatia has a warm and mild Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine. During the summer average maximum air temperature is around 28ºC (82 °F) and sea temperature up to 26ºC (79°F) .
June and September are also popular months to spend holidays in Croatia. Air temperatures are over 25ºC (77°F) then, and water temperature is 20-23ºC (68-73°F) in June and 24-26ºC (75-79°F) in September. For those who don’t appreciate hot weather these month are ideal to plan holidays in Croatia, also it is less crowded and prices are lower than during high season.
Croatia attracts tourists not only by warm climate, but also by its clean and warm sea. Here you will find more than 5800 km of coastline, of which around 4000 km on islands.
Beaches are mostly rocky, but there are also beaches with small pebbles, gravel, sand as well as concrete terrace beaches. You should bring sleeping pads or folding mattresses when going to a beach. Beaches are safe so you can leave your things on the shore. You should also have diving equipment, swimming shoes and sunscreen with you.
Croatian currency is Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). You don’t have to exchange money in your home country before departing because you can exchange it on the spot in banks or exchange offices. Border exchange offices are open 24/7. The most popular foreign currency in Croatia is Euro (1 euro is about 7,50 kuna). Credit cards are accepted in most shops and restaurants. If you need cash you can withdraw it from cash mashines.
You can buy food, cosmetics and medicines basically everywhere. Our apartments have fully equipped kitchen so you can prepare meals of your choice.
Prices of some selected products:
|Milk 1l||4,50-6,50 kn|
|Margarine 250g||5,00-6,00 kn|
|Butter 250g||13,00-16,30 kn|
|Sugar 1 kg||4,00-6,00 kn|
|Jam 340g||18,00-28,00 kn|
|Cold cuts 1kg||20,00-45,00 kn|
|Yellow cheese 400g||22,00-31,00 kn|
|Pâté 50g||2,00-2,70 kn|
|Chicken breasts 1kg||50,00-67,00 kn|
|Minced meat 1kg||28,00-45,00 kn|
|Pork 1kg||25,00-38,00 kn|
|Nutella 400g||20,00-23,00 kn|
|Flour 1kg||3,50-5,00 kn|
|Rice in bags 500g||18,00-28,00 kn|
|Pasta 500g||5,00-10,00 kn|
|Sunflower oil 1l||8,00-13,00 kn|
|Olive oil 1l||40,00-80,00 kn|
|Tomatoes 1kg||9,00-15,00 kn|
|Pickles 670g||11,00-16,00 kn|
|Eggs 10 pcs||13,00-16,50 kn|
|Mineral water 1,5l||4,00-5,00 kn|
|Juice 1l||9,00-15,00 kn|
|Karlovačko beer 0,5l can||11,00-13,00 kn|
|Karlovačko beer 0,5l bottle||6,00-7,00 kn|
|Croatian wine 1l||16,00-90,00 kn|
|Ground coffee 250g||17,00-20,00 kn|
|Instant coffee 150g||44,00-48,00 kn|
|Chocolate 100g||7,50-11,00 kn|
|Ice cream 1000ml||11,00-17,00 kn|
Store chains in Croatia:
These are open every day, from 7 am to 7/8 pm off-season and until 10 pm in the season. You can also find stations that work 24/7 in bigger towns or cities and along frequent roads. All stations sell E-Super 95, E-Super 98+ i E-Diesel. You can find LPG on stations in cities and along frequent roads.
Fuel prices on 07.04.2015.
Eurosuper BS 95: 9,57 kn
Eurosuper BS 95 Class: 9,71 kn
Eurosuper BS 98 + Class: 9,92 kn
Eurodiesel BS: 8,81 kn
Eurodiesel BS Class: 8,93 kn
LPG: 4,12 kn
Driving car in Croatia
For driving in Croatia you should have driver’s licence (it doesn’t have to be international), registration and valid automobile liability insurance (green card is not necessary).
- Compulsory driving with headlights on during the day, except during daylight saving time.
- Blood alcohol limit is 0,5 ‰.
- Using mobile phones while driving is banned, unless you talk using handsfree devices.
- Driver and all passengers must wear seat belts while riding a car.
50 km/h in built-up areas
90 km/h in rural areas
110 km/h on expressways
130 km/h on motorways
80 km/h for cars with trailers
80 km/h for buses or buses with trailers
To enter Croatia you should have a valid passport and if you come from country of European Economic Area you can enter with a valid ID card. If you travel by plane a passport is required.
Important phone numbers:
European emergency number: (+385) 112
Police: (+385) 192
Road assistance: (+385) 1987
Fire department: (+385) 193
Emergency medical care: (+385) 194
A5 Beli Manastir-Osijek-Svilaj
A7 Rupa-Rijeka-Žuta Lokva
A10 Bosnia and Herzegovina-Metković
A1, A5, A7, A11 i A12 are partly finished
A10 i A13 are in construction plan