Visiting

Business hours

Businesses are usually open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Most government offices provide full service from 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Shops are open from 11.00am to 7.00pm (some to 8.00pm), Monday to Friday and shopping malls are open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week. Larger supermarkets are open from 8.00am to 11.00pm, seven days a week.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year's Day
January 6 – Epiphany
Spring – Easter and the day after Easter (movable)
May 1 – International Workers' Day
June – Easter Corpus Christi
June 22 – Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
June 25 – Statehood Day
August 5 – Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders
August 15 – Assumption of Mary
October 8 – Independence Day
November 1 – All Saints' Day
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – St Stephen's Day

Climate

Croatia has two climates, one along the coastline and one for the interior of the country.

The coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer (June to September) and relatively mild – though sometimes wet – weather in winter (December to February). Average temperatures during summer are in the mid to high 20°C, with temperatures regularly reaching well above 30°C.

A continental climate exists in the interior of Croatia; winters can be cold, with temperatures often falling below 0°C. Snow is very likely and may be heavy during the winter. Summers are often sweltering with temperatures reaching above 30°C. Officially, the average summer temperatures in the interior are in the low 20°C.

For weather details in Croatia, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.

Currency

Oanda currency converter

The official currency is the kuna (kn).

Time zones and time differences

To find out the current time in Zagreb, visit the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Croatia's country code is +385.

For calls to Croatia from Australia dial: 0011 + 385 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Croatia to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (e.g. area codes) please visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

The voltage in Croatia is 220V; the frequency is 50HZ. Plugs are two round prongs.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Croatian National Tourist Board

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