Croatia Travel information


Croatia is located in Southern Europe.

Official language is Croatian. Croatia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time.

Sockets & plugs

No adapter or transformer needed

Croatia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Type C
Type F



1.00 kn = 0.51 ILS, 1.00 ILS = 1.92 kn

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 & debit cards

Widely accepted

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.


Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Croatia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


Very common

Automatic teller machines (local name: Bankomat) are very common in Croatia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.

You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.



45% slower than in Israel

Internet speed in Croatia is on average 6.4 Mbps which is 45% slower than in Israel (11.6 Mbps).


WiFi coverage in Croatia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Mobile phone

442% more expensive than in Israel

You can buy a SIM card for about 32.49 kn (16.86 ILS), which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: A1, T-Hrvatski Telekom or Tele2.

Mobile phones

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.

Dial code


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.

Calling from Israel
+  385 1 1234567
00 385 1 1234567
Local call
01 1234567

For local calls within Croatia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Health & safety


Sexuality, marriage & acceptance

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.

Civil unions

Gay venues are virtually nonexistent outside the larger cities.


No vaccinations are required to enter this country

No vaccinations are required to enter this country. The vaccinations listed for this country are recommended for the traveler’s protection.

Hepatitis A
Routine immunizations

These apply only to select travelers or persons on work assignments.

Hepatitis B


Road rules

In Croatia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Speed limits

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.

Turn on red

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%.

On the road


Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Eurosuper 95, Eurosuper 98 or benzin. Petrol costs about 8.23 kn (4.27 ILS) per liter.

Diesel options are called Dizel or Eurodizel. Diesel costs about 8.16 kn (4.23 ILS) per liter.

Petrol stations

Most popular petrol stations in Croatia are Crodux, INA, Lukoil, OMV, Petrol and Tifon.

Traffic news

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.

Driving license

IDP is required

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is required alongside your original license. IDP can be issued by your local automobile association before you leave home.


Emergency numbers

Fire department

Embassy of Israel in Croatia