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What language is spoken in Croatia?

The official language of Croatia is Croatian. 80% of Croatians are multilingual, and 80% of that group are English speakers.

What currency is used in Croatia?

Croatia is now part of the European Union, although, at present, the currency remains the Kuna. Euros are still accepted in hotels, transportation and some restaurants. However, businesses aren’t required to accept Euros. Most major cities in Croatia will have ATMs linked to international networks. In smaller towns, ATM facilities may not be available. Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely recognized and are accepted in most tourist areas. It is highly recommended to exchange your currency for Kuna and have some cash.

Do I need a visa to travel to Croatia?

A valid passport is required for travel to Croatia. A visa is not required for US or Canadian passport holders, for temporary tourist and business trips for up to 90 days (during a six-month period, starting from the day of the first entry). All foreign citizens must register with the local police within 24 hours of arrival. The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. An ETIAS authorization will be required for every Canadian citizen for a short-stay period in Croatia starting in 2021.

When is the best time to travel to Croatia?

The best time to visit Croatia is from May to June and September to October as this is when the weather is pleasant and sunny. This makes it ideal for swimming and sunbathing. It is also less crowded at these times than in the summer months of July to August which are Croatia’s high season. The summer months can get very hot, especially in the afternoon.

How is the transportation within Croatia?

The main form of local transportation is by bus and train as it is reliable, comfortable and fairly inexpensive. Croatia airlines have domestic flights between major cities at reasonable prices. If you are looking for island-hopping, there are ferries available between the islands.

Is Croatia a family-friendly destination?

Croatia is a beautiful country with many wonderful destinations and totally suitable for children. Croatia has many places for families to enjoy together and is one of the safest destinations in Europe. Enjoy beautiful beaches, hiking and biking trails, interactive museums and interesting historic towns.


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