Croatia is an independent nation since 1991, and owns some jewels like Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Trogir, Split and the famous "Adriatic pearl" : Dubrovnik.
The croatian currency is called kuna (Kn), and is divided in 100 lipas. The exchange rate is : 1 € = 7,40 Kn and 1 Kn = 0,13 €. Euro is most often accepted everywhere.
If, you are an european citizen, you don' t need any visa if you want to stay less than 90 days in the country. You just need to have a valid ID or a passport valid during all the length of your trip.
There's no particular risk in Croatia. Don't forget to take a travel insurance in case of accident or serious illness. Most of western medicines are available in big cities, but sometimes with a different name. In real case of emegency, contact your travel insurance. If it's not urgent, you can see a doctor there, even in small islands. Some hospitals can receive emergency 24h/24. In Croatia, the sun can easily damage your skin , so you need to protect it with high protection solar cream before each cruise.
Useful phone numbers
Police : Phone : 92
Firemen : Phone : 93
Emergency : Phone : 94
In Croatia, power is about 220 V and all the plugs are the same as in Europe.
On the coast, climate is Mediterranean with sweet winters and warm summers with usually more than 30 degrees. Water temperature is about 26° C during summer. The best season for a trip in Croatia is from April to November.
Conditions for renting a boat
If you want to rent a sailboat or a motorboat, you need a sailing licence or a boat licence .
Main hospitals :
Hôpital Dubrava (Zagreb) - Phone : 01.2902.444
Hôpital Rebro (Zagreb) - Phone: 01.2388.288
Hôpital Salata (Zagreb) - Phone : 01.4552.333
Hôpital Petrova (Zagreb) - Phone : 01.4604.646
Hôpital général (Dubrovnik) - Phone. : 020.431.777
Hôpital général (Split) - Phone : 021.556.111
Hôpital général (Zadar) - Phone : 023.315.677
Hôpital général (Rijeka) - Phone : 051.658.111
Hôpital général (Osijek) - Phone : 031.511.511
Croatian tourism office
48, avenue Victor Hugo 75116 Paris
Tel : 01 45 00 99 55 - Fax 01 45 00 99 56