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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for Croatia

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Croatia that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Croatia Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: HRVATSKA,
Capital: ZAGREB,
Population: around 4,5 million,
Telephone Code: 385, Time Zone: +1 CET,
Area: 56,538sq km without sea,
Language: croatian,
Highest Mountain: Dinara(1831m),
President/Head of State: Stipe Mesic,
Currency: 1 KUNA = 100 LIPA,
Exchange Rate: US$1=around 6 kuna, 1 euro= 7.3 kuna,
Weights & Measures: kilos and meters
Country Name in other languages: Croatia, Kroatien, Chorvatsko, Chorwacja, ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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Towns to see:
Dubrovnik -
Split -
Zagreb - capital
Pula -
Osijek - nice small town with well p ... more

Maps

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Here you can include references to maps that are somewhere on the internet. Two conditions apply: they cannot be protected by copyright, (or you have to make sure that we are allowed to use them), and you have to make sure that it is ok if we call them up from here. If that is a problem, you can also send us the image file and we will upload it to our server.

Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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1 Day, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month ...

Transport

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In terms of international traffic, Croatia is a transit country; its position is defined by intersections of major traffic routes, since it connects Central Europe with south-eastern Europe and Asia. The total length of classified roads is around 27,380 km. The longest road section runs along the Sava valley, and from Zagreb towards Rijeka and Split.

Getting there and away:
Train, Bus, Car, Airplane, ferryboat from Italy
Air
By aiplane to Zagreb, Sp ... more

Accommodation

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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest.
Hostels: http://www.fulir-hostel.com/index.html is in the center!

Hotels Camping Other Options http://www.hfhs.hr/home.php?lang=hr

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Street Food
There are many Bakeries in Croatia that offer all sorts of bread, bisquits, croassan etc. Very popular food you can find in bakery is Burek.

Local Specialties
Olive oil - made and mostly used on seacoast
Black oil - made of pumpkin seed - in northern parts

Restaurants, Supermarkets,

Money and Costs

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Currency
KUNA. 1 kuna (kn) = 100 lipa,
Kuna means animal Marten, and Lipa means tree Linden.

Exchanging Money
You can exchange money in exchange offices, and rate is 1 euro = 7,3 kn,

Costs
Beer in a bar is 1,5-2 euro (10-15kn), but it costs more on seacoast in summer. Beer in a shop is 0,6 euro.
1,5 l of ice tea costs 1,5 euro.
You can buy sandwich in shop for 1-1,5 euro, or burek(albanian food popular here) in bakery for th ... more

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Being from EU(european union) you don't need visa, but that's important: you need to registrate in the police in 24 hours. I say this because of my own experience: I was in the bus station waiting to take a bus to leave the country, a police came to me asking the passport, and he arrested me because was my second day in croatia and i didnt register myself. So I had to spend one night in the detention center, and the next day I had to go to court. The judge forgave me the fine but I had to pay 40 ... more

Borders and Customs

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Not all border crossings are for foreigners, but there are some only for local inhabitants. Use those on main roads.

Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ...

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.

Travelogues

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Have you written a story about a trip to this country? Just paste your text in here and share your experience with other members.

Photos

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Here you can include photos that are hosted somewhere on the internet. As with maps, you have to make sure that it is ok for us to use the photos here (so they should be either your photos, or you should ask the owner), and that it is allright to call them up from here.

Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas... The best fun in Croatia you can experiance in Novalja on Island Pag.
Beach Zrce where three amazing clubs are situated is non stop fun factory.
Best of all are after beach partys in exotic bar Papaya.
If you plan to visit Croatia you should go in July or August and don't even think about not coming to beach Zrce. In Istrian peninsula there are few bigger nightclubs as: Monvi Center in Rovinj and Byblos in Porec.
I wis ... more

Population and People

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Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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Geography

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Health

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History

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Government and Politics

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Economy

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...

Arts

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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...

Media

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Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...

Religion

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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Shopping

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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Official Country Website: http://www.croatia.hr/
Fresh in Croatia - Backpacking and Travel Information (useful information about travel in Croatia including Hostels, Private Accommodation, Camping, Beaches, Transportation, Restaurants, Bars, plus a Travel Forum)
http://www.adriatica.net
http://www.zagreb.hr/
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/letters/eur/cro_pc.htm Only add really valuable resources here. Also, please ask the webmaster of the ... more

Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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