General info about Croatia

galerija-Cakovec-1Time zone: GMT + one hour  (London 12:00, Zagreb 13:00)
Water: Tap water is safe for drinking.
Electricity: 220 volt.

Currency and exchange rate:

  • Kuna (100 lipa); 1 EUR is approximately 7,5 Croatian kuna (HRK).
  • ATMs are available throughout Croatia. They will accept different bank cards, credit cards (Diners Club, Eurocard/MasterCard, Visa, American Express etc.) and debit cards (Cirrus, Maestro, Visa electron etc.).

Eat and drink:


  • Turoš cheese with red paprika; cone-shaped and dried
  • Orehnjača rolled cake filled with walnut cream
  • Međimurska or Prekmurska gibanica; Međimurje County layer cake with apple, poppyseed, walnut and cottage cheese fillings
  • Cheese with cream; often spiced with red paprika
  • Mlinci (special pasta) with turkey
  • White and black sausages, known as čurke; served with sour cabbage
  • Meso z tiblice; dried meat which is stored in a small, wooden barrel called tiblica
  • Pasta filled with cheese called štrukli; cooked or baked
  • Rakija; type of brandy which can be made of plum (šljivovica), grapes (loza) or other types of fruit and aromatic herbs
  • Pelinkovac; bitter herbal liquor
  • Various beer and wine sorts

Useful expression in Croatian:

Hello Bok
Goodbye Doviđenja
Good morning Dobro jutro
Good day Dobar dan
Good evening Dobra večer
Good night Laku noć
Yes Da
No Ne
Please Molim
Thank you Hvala
You are welcome Nema na čemu
Excuse me Oprostite
My name is… Zovem se…
What is your name? Vaše ime?
Pleased to meet you Drago mi je
Do you speak English? Govorite li engleski?
I do not speak Croatian Ne govorim hrvatski
I understand / I do not understand Razumijem / Ne razumijem
Where is the…? Gdje je…?
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