|Croatia uses the Central European
Time (GMT + 1 hour). Daylight saving comes into effect at the end of March
when clocks are put forward one hour. At the end of September clocks are
put back an hour.
|Electricity is 220V, 50Hz. Croatia uses the
standard European 2 point plugs.
January 1 - New Year's Day
January 6 - Epiphany
Easter and the day after - Easter and Easter Monday
May 1 - International Workers' Day
60 days after Easter - Corpus Christi
June 22 - Anti-Fascist Struggle Day
June 25 - Statehood Day
August 5 - Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
August 15 - Assumption of Mary
October 8 - Independence Day
November 1 - All Saints' Day
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - St. Stephen's Day
|When to visit Croatia
|The best time to visit Croatia is between April and September. In
April, accommodation prices are low but book well in advance as many places
along the coast may be closed. May and June are the best months for all
outdoor activities as the days are long and sunny, accommodation prices
are still quite reasonable and tourists have not yet arrived. July and
August are the most expensive months to visit Croatia. The most popular
places can become overcrowded and accommodation prices are at their highest.
September is the overall best month to visit Croatia as it is not quite
as hot as mid-summer yet the sea temperatures are still quite high. School
children will have returned to school and accommodation prices begin to
drop. October may be too cool for camping but hotels will have vacancies
at very reasonable prices.
|All tourists in Croatia (including domestic
tourists) are due to pay residence tax (about 1€ per person daily) to the
local tourist office. Hotels, camps and private accommodations in Croatia
charge the residence tax.