Croatia

The Country of a Thousand Islands

Traveling Tips to Croatia

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Here are the best travelig tips for Croatia:
Most people visit Croatia between April and September. Although the Adriatic is too cool for swimming in April, you'll will still enjoy the warm, clear skies especially in Split and Dubrovnik. September has lower hotel rates but still good weather and Zagreb hosts more than half a dozen jazz and music festivals, starting in the spring through to the beginning of fall.

July and August are the most crowed months to visit Croatia. The advantages of high-season travel are the extra boat lines to take you to the islands and organised excursions. September is probably the optimum month since the water is warm and by then the crowds have thinned out. Don't forget to get your Lonely Planet Croatia Book!

Food:
Croatian food is influenced by Slavic and Mediterranean roots. Among the local treats are a cheese donut called piroska, and burek, a dish made with layered meat and cheese distantly resembling lasagna.

Mobile Phones:
The standard mobile-phone network in Europe, and much of the world, is called GSM. Some American mobile-phone companies - most notably T-Mobile and AT&T - use the same GSM technology as in Europe. Others (including Sprint and Verizon) use a different system called CDMA that is incompatible with European networks.

Croatian National Tourist Office:
Us.Croatia.hr - tel. 800-829-4416. Free brochures and maps.

Language and Alphabet:
Croatian, Latin Alphabet.

Phrases:
Hello = Bok, Yes = Da, No = Ne, Please = Molim, Thank you = Hvala, Do you speak English? = Govorite li engleski?

Tipping:
Standard 10% tipping is acceptable in all restaurants and bars but not required.

Currency:
kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks.
6 Kuna = about $1.00 US. Click on the currency converter to get today's exchange rates.
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And just in case - here is the link to the US Embassy in Zagreb.