Known for its beautiful sunny beaches, this Central European and Mediterranean country shares a long maritime border with Italy in the Adriatic Sea. Dive into this destination with these fun and useful facts:
Top sites for visitors include the capital city of Zagreb, the coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split, the islands of Krk and Hvar, and the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Although Croatia is part of the European Union, it does not yet use the euro. The Croatian currency is the kuna (code: HRK). 1 kuna is divided into 100 lipas.
The official language is Croatian. Some good words to know are ‘bok’ for ‘hello’, ‘molim’ for ‘please’, and ‘hvala’ for ‘thank you’.
The time zone in Croatia is Central European Standard Time (GMT+1). This is 1 hour ahead of London and 6 hours ahead of New York.
There are 9 different international airports, so you can compare and contrast ticket prices to different locations. The busiest airports are in Zagreb (airport code: ZAG), Split (SPU), Dubrovnik (DBV) and Zadar (ZAD).
Don’t forget your sunscreen! Croatia is one of the sunniest destinations in Europe.
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