Croatia uses the Croatian kuna (symbol: kn), code HRK.
Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 kunas. Kuna is subdivided into 100 lipas. Coins come in denominations of 25, 5, 2 and 1 kunas and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipas.
Credit cards are widely accepted within Croatia (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Maestro, MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, RuPay and UnionPay are unknown.
Croatia uses similar GSM mobile networks (GSM 900 and GSM 1800) as Israel so you should be able to normally use your mobile phone.
If you don't want to buy SIM card in Croatia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Croatia from Israel, dial + or 00 (exit code for Israel), then 385 (the country code for Croatia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.
For local calls within Croatia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .
Homosexuality is legal and tolerated, but not widely accepted in Croatia. Public displays of affection between same-sex couples may be met with hostility in rural areas.
Although same-sex marriage is not allowed, couples can enter into a civil union relationship which is legally recognized arrangement.
Gay venues are virtually nonexistent outside the larger cities.
No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.
These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.
In Croatia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).
Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.
Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it.
It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Eurosuper 95, Eurosuper 98 or benzin. Petrol costs about 9.49 kn (4.95 ILS) per liter.
Diesel options are called Dizel or Eurodizel. Diesel costs about 9.42 kn (4.91 ILS) per liter.
Most popular petrol stations in Croatia are Crodux, INA, Lukoil, OMV, Petrol and Tifon.
Road assistance is available at +385 1 1987 (HAK - Road assistance). For general news on Croatia's traffic use HAK. For news on Croatia’s motorways and tolls use Bina Istra or HAC.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.