Practicalities

The Croatian national territory totals 56.594 km2 with 31.479 km2 of coastal waters for sailing, swimming and diving. Croatia occupies the largest area of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which, as a part of the Mediterranean Sea, penetrates deep into the European continent. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental section, which spans from the easterly edges of the Alps in the north west to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the fertile Pannonian lowlands. And if the beauty of such landscapes weren’t enough, here’s a refreshing piece of news: tap water is drinkable across all of Croatia. You can find other useful information here.

Currency

Croatia hopes to join the euro in 2019, but until then the national currency is the kuna, with one kuna equal to 100 lipas. You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, bureaux de change, post offices and at almost all travel agents, hotels and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.

Travel documents

Your trip to Croatia doesn’t mean visa headaches either. In most cases, the only form of ID required is a valid passport. And if you’re an EU or US citizen, you can also use your national ID card. Croatian customs regulations are almost entirely in harmony with EU standards.