Useful information’s about Croatia

Croatia national flag and colors

General info for Croatia

Geographical location
Croatia is a country in central Europe that is bordered to the south and west by the Adriatic Sea and to the east by the Pannonian Plain.


The EUROS is the currency of Croatia.

In addition to hotels and campgrounds, exchange offices, banks, and post offices also provide foreign currency exchange services. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. are the hours for banking. Banks remain open until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Some banks are open on Saturdays in the major cities. American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, and Sport Card International are among the credit cards that are often accepted by hotels and retail establishments. It’s a different story with eateries, particularly on the island. Planning is crucial when renting a catamaran in 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

Telephone code
The telephone code for Croatia is +385.

Time zone
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 catamaran in one of the ports and marinas.

Climate expected when chartering a catamaran in Croatia
Croatia has a typical Mediterranean climate. In the sweltering summer months, the sea’s temperature may reach 25 degrees Celsius. Summertime air temperatures range from 27 to 35 Celsius, while the typical wintertime temperature is 10 Celsius. Summertime daylight hours range from 6:00 to 20:00.

Travel documentation
Affairs of the Republic of Croatia Tel. Web:

Medical service
If a Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the nation the visitor is from, all medical treatments in Croatia are free for foreign visitors. Health service costs for visitors from nations that did not join the Health Care Convention are charged directly to consumers in accordance with the pricing list. In addition to pharmacies in the smaller towns and communities, hospitals and clinics are accessible in all the main cities. There are options for emergency air (helicopter) or sea transfer for patients whose lives are in jeopardy (speedboat).

Fishing & diving license in Adriatic sea

Croatia fishing zones

Fishing license
License for recreational fishing (not professional) can be purchased in Ministry of sea or some Harbour offices. Electronic license: 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 (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