Währung: Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). Es gibt1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa Münzen, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna Münzenand 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna Banknoten.
Ausländische Währungen können in Banken, Wechselstuben, Postämtern sowie in den meisten Reisebüros, Hotels und Campingplätzen gewechselt werden.

Schalterstunden: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Von Montag bis Freitag. An Samstagen sind die Banken bis 01.00 Uhr In den größeren Städten einige Banken sind auch sonntags geöffnet.

Kreditkarten: Die meisten Hotels, Restaurants und Geschäfte akzeptieren Kreditkarten (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Geldautomaten sind allgegenwärtig.

Strom: 220V, 50Hz

Wasser: Leitungswasser ist in allen Teilen Kroatiens trinkbar.

Die vorwahl Telefoncode in Kroatien is +385.

Zeitzone: GMT plus eine Stunde im Winter und GMT plus zwei im Sommer.

Reisedokumente: Reisepass oder ein anderes zwischenstaatlich anerkanntes Dokument. Touristen können in Kroatien für bis zu drei Monate bleiben.
Für weitere Informationen: Ministerium für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten der Republik Kroatien.

Zoll: Es sind keine Zollgebühren für persönliche Gegenstände. Fremdwährung können importiert und exportiert werden frei. Heimatwährung bis zu einem Wert von 2.000 Kuna können exportiert werden. Professionelle und technische Ausrüstung von bedeutendem Wert sollte bei der Einreise zu melden. Haustiere müssen gültige internationale Veterinärbescheinigungen.

Mehrwertsteuerrückerstattung für ausländische Bürger: Tourists making purchases in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna per receipt may reclaim VAT (“PDV”). At point of purchase the sales person will provide on request a form PDV-P, which should be filled out and stamped, on the spot. On leaving Croatia the receipt must be verified by the Croatian Customs service. A PDV refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months, either at the same shop where the goods were purchased (in which case the tax is refunded immediately), or by posting the verified receipt back to the shop, together with the account number into which the refund should be paid. In this case the refund is dealt with within 15 days of receipt of the claim.

Medical care: Medical assistance is available in hospitals providing a 24-hour emergency service.

National holidays: 1 January – New Year’s Day; Easter, including Easter Monday; 1 May – Labour Day; Corpus Christi (Movable feast); 22 June – Anti-Fascist Resistance Day; 25 June – Statehood Day; 5 August – Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day; 15 August – Assumption; 8 October – Independence Day; 1 November – All Saints’ Day; 25 December – Christmas; 26 December – St Stephens Day.

Working hours: Shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or to 3 p.m. A smaller number of stores close between noon and 4 p.m. Many stores are also open on Sundays, especially in the summer, and a smaller number in the larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Public services and companies usually work from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Post and Telecommunications: Post Offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays until 1 p.m. There are Post Offices in the larger cities which are open until 10 p.m. in the summer. Postage stamps are sold in Post Offices and at newsstands. Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes.

Important Dates for Dubrovnik
03 February – St. Blasius (patron saint of Dubrovnik)
10 July – 25 August- Dubrovnik Summer Festival (www.dubrovnik-festival.hr)

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Dubrovnik is characterized by warm and dry summers and mild winters. The average air temperature in the coldest month (February) is 4.6 °C and in the warmest month (August) 26.2 °C. The cold half of the year accounts for 68 % of the total annual rainfall; the spring accounts for 29, the summer for 14, the autumn for 26 and the winter for 37 rainy days out of the total number of 105 rainy days. Snow occurs extremely rarely; with 2,554 hours of sunshine a year, Dubrovnik ranks among the sunniest towns of southern Europe. In July it has 12.4 hours of sunshine a day, like Alexandria in Egypt. The vegetation is subtropical and extremely luxuriant (olives, almonds, citrus fruit, rosemary, laurel, holm oak, pine, stone pine, cypress).