When traveling to Croatia you must show a valid passport or identity card. You do not need a visa for a regular holiday. If you want to stay longer in the country though, you have to check with the Embassy with regards to the documentation you need for a legal stay.
Don’t forget the insurance papers for the car, the health insurance and travel insurance papers. It is not mandatory to have them but in case of any problems, things are solved faster if you do have them. Another important fact is having the phone number where you can call and block your bank card in case of theft or loss. This way you will have a carefree vacation.
You have to be in possession of a valid driver's license and insurance papers. The traffic rules are in line with the European rules. Mobile conversations while driving, over speeding or driving without a safety belt on will bring you hefty fines in Croatia. Alcohol use will not be tolerated while driving a car or a motorcycle.
The currency in Croatia is the Kuna. A kuna is 100 lipa's. You can exchange money in banks and exchange offices. ATM machines are to be found anywhere here.
The origins of the Croatian cuisine are Slavic, with outdoor prepared food, on a fire made with wood, by fishermen and shepherds. Croatia is the living proof of the fact that the history of a country has a large influence on its gastronomy. Additionally, you will notice that here the different regions portray different customs and traditions in one's kitchen.
Appetizers with ham and sausage, smoked and air-dried in Dalmatia in Istria
The fragrant sheep cheese from the island of Pag
Marinated fish on the islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula
Main dishes of grilled fish such as bream and perch
Delicacies as oysters on ice with lemon
In Istria, noodles and Lamb Chops with truffles
Squids and mussels from the sea coast
Meat dishes on the coast; goat meat and lamb
Desserts like puffy pastries filled with something sweet or savory
The wine tradition in Croatia is centuries-old, and in various regions you will find various wines and rosés. You can get acquainted with the wines and food here on site.
Two well-known beer brands that are much consumed here are Ozuskoi and Karlovacko.
You can take pets with you on your holiday if they are in possession of a valid European animal passport, and a muzzle when it comes to dogs. Your dog should always be kept on a leash and he needs to have had all vaccinations administered, like the ones for diseases such as rabies.
Please note that you are not welcome everywhere with a dog, no matter if it is a large one or a small one. You should inquire in advance with regards to the locations where dogs may or may not be allowed. Not everyone loves to drink their coffee or tea while having a dog sit behind them or in front of them on a terrace.
•televice = televisione
•radio = radio
•disco = discoteca
•policie = polizia
•limonadu = limonata (come la cocacola ed altri nomi di brand)
•parkovat = parcheggio
•benzinu = benzina
•rezervace = prenotazione
•toaleta = toilet/wc
•specialita = specialità
•restaurace = ristorante
•salaty = insalate
•gulas - goulash
•biftek = bistecca
•tenis = tennis
•papir = carta
recepce = reception
In Croatia people will not always appreciate when they are addressed directly in English. They may just not have a very friendly reaction. Therefore, it can never hurt to know also a few polite Croatian words, so that you can establish a connection with the Croatian population. English and German are also used by more and more people here.
Croatia is a country with a turbulent history, which had an impact on the population's mentality. The people are more reticent at first, but quite frankly if the first threshold of communication is passed, they do everything for you. Keep this in mind as you establish contacts with the local population. Once a friend, always a friend, and they do everything for friendship. Discover the traditions of Croatia
The production of wine symbolizes the old traditions with recipes passed down from generation to generation. In addition, the almost ideal climate in the wine regions plays a major role in this. You will find several modern techniques combined with traditional methods, the result being a fantastic wine. Discover the traditional costumes in Croatia. The cold winters made people very creative. Folklore is important for Croats. This is reflected in the industries here as well. Think of the island of Pag with several local breweries. Discover the glass painted objects in Hlebine. The leather bags and jackets as well as other utensils are often handmade and they are true works of art. Did you know that neckties originated in Croatia? The story is that the army needed some identification marks and the neckties were great for such a thing. The folk music and dance are important parts of the Croatian life and the Croats are very proud of them. This is also reflected in the various popular events where tourists are more than welcome. You will learn about the ganga, lindo and klapa combined with traditional dance styles and musical instruments such as tambura and mandolina. Respect the country 's wisdom and the country 's honor and you will get a sincere friendship in return.