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Croatia Travel Guide

Tucked in between Central Europe and the Balkans with the Mediterranean coastline to boot, Croatia doesn't scrimp on anything. While Zagreb is full of history and culture, the Adriatic Coastline, including heavy-hitters Split and Dubrovnik, take care of the cocktails, the parties and the boat cruises. There's also fresh seafood, colourful bays and some of Europe's most beautiful seaside towns. What are you waiting for? Zagreb your things!

Croatia Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Croatia is Croatian, Standard Bosnian and Standard Serbian.

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Currency

Name: Croatian kuna
Code: HRK
Symbol: kn
kn 200 is approx R450

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Time Zones

The time zone in Croatia is Central European Standard Time (CET)

 

 

 

 

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Croatia Travel Costs

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Beers

A bottle of wine is reasonable where ever you go in Croatia, and you'll spend around 40 kn (approx R90) for a bottle. More of a beer drinker? A draught in a pub/bar in Croatia is about 16 kn (approx R35) sometimes less.

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Meals

An inexpensive meal at a restaurant or cafe is about 50 kn (approx R110). Want something a bit extravagant? A three-course meal for two would be about 230 kn (approx R500).

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Transport

One-way tickets on public transport in Croatia costs around 10 kn (approx R22). Car hire is also easy to come by as any driving licence is accepted, no matter what its language!

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Taxi

Taxi tariffs start at around 15 kn (approx R33) and they add about 6 kn (approx R13) for every km.

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Hostels

Sharing a dorm room is the perfect way to cut back the costs! In Croatia you can snap one up from anywhere between 130 kn - 400 kn (approx R310 - R900).

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Hotels

Looking for something a little nicer? A double room in a mid-range hotel in Croatia can vary between 180 kn - 800 kn (approx R400 - R1,900).

Flights to Croatia

There are flights to Croatia out of every major city in South Africa, with atleast one stop in the middle (you need to stretch those legs!). It takes time to fly from Johannesburg to Zagreb (on average 13 hours), with the rest of the cities between 13 - 19 hours approx with an average of 1 stop. Once in Croatia, one of the best ways of getting around is by car.
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When to go to Croatia

The best time to travel to Croatia when it is not inundated with crowds of tourists is from May - June and September - October. The weather is pleasant and sunny during these periods and is ideal for swimming in the sea and sunbathing.
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