Croatian currency is Kuna (1 Kn = 100 Lipa). Foreign currencies can be exchanged in exchange offices, banks, post-offices, tourist agencies and in the majority of hotel reception desks and auto-camps. Foreign citizens can freely carry their foreign currency in and out of the country, though value of domestic currency can not exceed 15,000 Kuna. One should always report valuable technology items at the customs office. Foreign citizens can get tax refund for the goods bought in the country, if the value of the goods exceede 500 Kuna, but they need to have their "tax free" form validated upon leaving the country.
In all of the major cities there are hospitals, and in some smaller towns there are medical clinics. Foreign citizens can take advantage of free medical service if there is an agreement between Croatia and the country they come form. Otherwise, medical services are charged according to current price lists.
Working Hours of Shops
Shops are usually open between 8 am and 8 pm, from Monday to Friday, Saturdays between 8 am to 2 pm. In smaller towns there is a possibility of shops working slit shift. There are also shops that are open Sundays or on holidays.
Post and bank office usually also work between 8 am and 8 pm.
• 1 January – New Year
• 6 January – Epiphany
• Easter and Easter Monday
• 1 May – Labour Day
• Corpus Christi
• 22 June – Anti-fascist Struggle Day
• 25 June – Statehood Day
• 5 August – Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
• 15 August – Assumption of Mary
• 8 October – Independence Day
• 1 November - All Saints Day
• 25 and 26 December – Christmas Holidays
Important phone numbers:
• 94 Ambulance
• 93 Fire department
• 92 Police
• 987 Road Assistance
• 981 General information
• 988 Phone information
• 060 520 520 Weather forecast and road conditions
• +385 1 4640 800 Croatian Automobile Club