Kuna (HRK). 1 Kuna = 100 Lipa. There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes.
Can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks. Typical midpoint exchange rates: 1 EUR ~ 7.3 HRK and 1 USD ~ 4.9 HRK (source: Croatian National Bank).
220 V, 50 Hz. The power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type; the socket adapter might be required (see Croatian socket).
Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.
GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.
The international dialing code for Croatia is 385. Cities in Croatia have area codes. The initial '0' in an area code is to be omitted when calling from abroad (for example to call Zagreb, having area code 01, one would dial +3851...). To make a call in Croatia one dials the area code followed by the phone number. Phone numbers beginning with 06 are special tariff numbers (information etc.), and numbers beginning with 09 belong to cellular phones. Most public telephones use telephone cards that can be bought in post offices or newsstands. Hotels charge much higher telephone rates.
Croatia uses a GSM system compatible with the rest of Europe, but not with the USA GSM system. Receiving international calls (roaming) can be quite expensive. A Croatian prepaid GSM phone card can be easily bought, providing cheaper calls. GSM Network: T-Mobile (098), VIPnet (091), Tomato (092), Tele2 (095).
Important phone numbers
International code: +385
Exit for international calls: 00
Unique number for emergency calls: 112
Fire Brigade: 93
Help on the roads: 987
General information: 981
Information on phone numbers in Croatia: 988
The use of the internet is growing rapidly in Croatia. Internet cafes can be found all over Croatia and they're not expensive. Internet cafes in Zagreb.
Post offices in Croatia are easily spotted as they are marked with a yellow sign with the lettering HP (standing for Hrvatske Pošte). Their services include pay phones, telegram and fax services and money exchange. Postage stamps are sold in post offices and at newsstands. Post boxes are yellow with HP sign and can always be found in front of post offices and elsewhere in cities and tourist areas.