Important sailing tips

When planning your sailing holiday in Croatia, have in mind important informations about Croatia.

Time zone

Central European Time.

GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.


Capital city

The capital of Croatia is Zagreb. It is the largest city of Croatia with its urban agglomeration of 1.153,255. Approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia lives in Zagreb.


Croatian currency

Croatian currency is Kuna. 1 EUR is aprox 7,6 kunas. 

Here you can find official exchange rate of Croatian monetary bank.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camps.
Most of the stores, restaurants and marinas accept credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa.

Telephone code

The telephone code for Croatia is +385.



Voltage of city power gris -220 V, frequency 50HZ 


Is the water safe to drink in Croatia?

Croatia is one of the rare countries in the world where tap water is safe to drink and is among the 30 richest countries in the world in terms of water resources. You can safely drink water from faucets while most European use tap water only for hygiene.

However, the water sources are not unlimited. On most croatian islands you can expect water restrictions and the islanders will be grateful if you do not overspend water and clean the boat in the port.


Travel documentation

For entering the coutry you need Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. For more information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

Medical service

Foreign tourists do not pay for medical services in Croatia if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and their country. Otherwise, expenses of health services provided to persons are charged directly according to the price list. In all major cities there are hospitals and clinics as well as health centres and pharmacies in smaller cities.
For injured animals there is a network of veterinary clinics and centres in Croatia.


Important telephone numbers within Croatia:

The international dialling prefix for Croatia is 00385 
112 - official Croatian emergency phone number 

9155 - National Maritime Search and Rescue Centre, or use VHF channel 16, 10 or 74
193 - Fire service 
194 - Ambulance service
195 - Rescue on the sea
192 - Police 
987 - Assistance on the roads (If you are calling outside of Croatia or using a mobile phone dial +3851 987)

0800 272 222 - Animal rescue and care

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