Originally a Venetian port, Dubrovnik (Ragusa) was until
the late 17th century one of the great maritime and trading
centres of the Mediterranean. A UNESCO World Heritage
Site, it is an entrancing place, encircled by medieval
walls and containing a harmonious collection of white-marble
renaissance buildings. Most notable are the Rector’s
Palace and the cathedral. The world watched with horror
in 1991 whilst the historic centre was shelled by the
Yugoslav navy. Over 70 percent of the buildings were damaged
in some way, but most have now been repaired. Tourism
is slowly being re-established and the summer arts festival
was revived in 1996 for the first time since the war.Entry
All nationals are advised to consult the foreign affairs
department in their own country before travelling to Croatia.
Currently, European Union citizens do not require visas
to visit Croatia. Although Croatia is no longer at war
with its neighbours, the Balkans remains politically unstable.
Check with your motor vehicle insurance company regarding
any insurance documents you will need and whether any
additional insurance is required. An International Driving
Permit and a Green Card are required.
The electrical current in Croatia is 220 volts AC. Round,
two-pin plugs are used. An adapter is essential for UK
and Irish appliances.
Adding 10 per cent to the bill would be appropriate for
a western visitor. Tour guides expect a tip.Public
1 January: New Year's Day
6 January: Epiphany
1 May: Labour Day
30 May: Statehood Day
22 June: Croatian National Uprising
15 August: Assumption
1 November: All Saints' Day
25 December: Christmas Day
Notes and coins
The official monetary unit is the kuna (Kn). Notes come
in denominations of Kn1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10,
and 5. Coins are in denominations of Kn5, 2, and 1, and
50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 lipa.
There are emergency phones along the main roads. In the
event of a breakdown, telephone 987.
Site Kupari - Dubrovnik - Croatia
a holiday in nature, enjoy yourself in the shade, on beautiful
beaches, in peace, quiet and relaxation, family atmosphere,
in a number of amenities and beauties that this area and
this camp places at your disposal. Join the number of satisfied
guests and give us the honour and satisfaction of your arrival.
We are waiting for you in Camp site Kupari.
camping sites and the family house "Peric" are
situated in Brijesta on the peninsula Peljesac. They offer
relaxation for big-city people who want to escape from the
noise of the big city, the polluted city air, the boring
fog and the spoilt nature. N. Peric
+ 385 98 34 42 04
+ 385 20 75 68 30
Croatia is one of the successor states
of the former Yugoslavia, gaining independence in 1991.
Its inception as a state was traumatic, with a war in the
border region of Krajina where most of the Serbian minority
lived, and sporadic bitter attacks on other parts of the
country, including the historic town of Dubrovnik; peace
has now returned to the country. Croatia has a very varied
landscape, including flat, wide plains, rugged mountains,
and an amazing coastline of bays, gulfs, inlets, and more
than a thousand offshore islands. Zagreb, the country's
capital and main cultural centre, has fine museums and churches,
and some pleasing baroque and turn-of-the-century architecture.
Along the coast is a string of attractive medieval towns,
some, like Dubrovnik, with their original fortifications
intact. There are also magnificent Roman remains, including
Diocletian's Palace in Split, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Croatia was an independent state in the early Middle Ages,
but then became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while
the Adriatic coast fell under Venetian domination. These
influences are very much reflected in Croatia's architectural
heritage. In 1918 the country gained its independence as
part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes—or
Yugoslavia, as it quickly became known. Relations between
the Croats and the dominant Serbs were hostile in the inter-war
years. In 1941 an independent state of Croatia was declared,
essentially under the control of the fascist powers, and
a campaign of terror began against non-Croats. While the
post-war communist leader, Tito, managed to control extreme
manifestations of nationalism on all sides, nationalist
tensions resurfaced after his death, and eventually led
to the break-up of Yugoslavia. There is no doubt about the
strength of nationalist identity in independent Croatia
One of Croatia's most famous sons is the 20th-century sculptor
Ivan Meštroviº, whose work includes the design
of the Museum of Croatian History in Zagreb. Croatian literature
dates back to the early Middle Ages but is comparatively
unknown abroad. The country has a strong folk music tradition,
although contemporary Croatians are far more likely to be
interested in disco culture than dancing the kolo.
Roads, Tolls And Speed Limits
There are tolls on the motorways around Zagreb, for the
bridge to Krk Island, and for the U¹ka tunnel between
Rijeka and Istria. Speed limits are 60 kilometres (38 miles)
per hour in built-up areas, 130 kilometres (80 miles) per
hour on motorways, and 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour
on other roads.
you go get covered for all events
The capital of Croatia, Zagreb grew up in the Middle Ages as
two neighbouring fortified towns, one secular, one ecclesiastical,
on a hill above the River Sava. Together they now make up the
city’s Upper Town, whilst the Lower Town with its wide
avenues and gardens is typical of 19th-century central Europe.
Zagreb is noted for its art galleries. The Mimara Museum in
the Lower Town has particularly wide-ranging collections, including
Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, Old Masters and Impressionists;
the Strossmayer Gallery and the Arts Centre are also worth a
visit. St Mark’s Church has fine interior decorations
by modern artists including the sculptor, Ivan Meštrovi
Emergency Phone Numbers
Fire brigade: 93
Ambulance/first aid: 94Time Zones
Central European Time (GMT plus one hour). Clocks are put forward
one hour from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before
the end of October.
Rules Of The Road
Carry your full valid driving licence and International Driving
Permit, vehicle registration documents, and insurance documents
with you at all times.
Driving is on the right. The wearing of seat belts is mandatory,
and all motorists are required to carry a red reflector triangle.
Driving after drinking any alcohol is a serious offence.Transport
Metro, buses and trams
Croatia has an extensive bus network. Generally, for both urban
transport and long-distance carriers, you should buy your ticket
at a bus station. Internal transport may be currrently limited
in certain parts of the country. There is no metro system in
There are regular passenger and car ferries between Split and
Ancona (Italy) and between Dubrovnik and Bari (Italy)
German Deutschmarks and US dollars are the preferred foreign
currencies. Travellers cheques are generally accepted. Currency
may be exchanged at banks and authorised exchanges. There are
restrictions on the import and export of the kuna. Money should
never be exchanged at unauthorised dealers. Banks are open 07.30
to 19.00 Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 14.00 on Saturday. Exchange
offices are usually open well into the evening.
Twenty-four-hour information on road conditions is available
by telephoning the Croatian Automobile Association on +385 1