Useful Information during your stay in Croatia

Shopping

The official Croatian currency is Kuna (HRK). 1 Kuna equals 100 lipa. The currencies can be exchanged in all the banks, exchange offices, tourist agencies and hotels, based on the exchange rate on the day.

Usual opening hours for banks are: Monday to Friday 7am until 7pm, and until 1pm on Saturdays. Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards like Diners, American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Sport Card International.

Upon arrival to Marina Kaštela, there are several options for boat provisioning. The closest bigger shops are “Getro” and “Lidl”, about 200 metres away. In these shops you can get all you’ll need during your stay on the boat. Bigger shopping centres are “Emmezeta” in Kaštel Sućurac and “Mercator”, a bit farther away, in Solin.

If you do not want to spend precious holiday time shopping and would rather set sail as soon as possible, let us worry about your provisioning. After you rent your boat with MP boats, ask us to allow you the access to our online food provisioning service. You will be able to order all the wanted groceries and they will be ready and waiting for you on the boat before you set off.

Personal documents

Crew members need to provide a valid passport or any other internationally recognized document which proves its holder’s identity and nationality.

You can find out further information by calling: + 385(0)1 4569 964 or visiting www.mvpei.hr

In case of a missing or lost document, it is necessary to report the loss of document at the nearest police station, depending on the place where the document was lost.

You can find the list of police stations at www.mup.hr.

Customs

If you enter the EU from a non-EU country, goods having no commercial character in your personal luggage can be imported free of customs duties, VAT and excise duties. The nature or quantity of the goods must not be such as to indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons and their value must not exceed:

  • 3.200,00 kuna for air and sea travellers
  • 2.200,00 kuna for other travellers
  • 1.100,00 kuna for travellers under 15 years, no matter by which means they travel.

If the value exceeds the mentioned limits, depending on the goods, import charges comprise customs duties and other import charges, such as value-added tax on imports. Furthermore, the cumulating of exempts which several people have on one single item is not allowed.

You can find out more info by calling: +385(0)1 6102 333 or visiting www.carina.hr

Medical care

If there is an existing and signed Health Care Convention with the state a guest is coming from, that person does not need to pay for the provided medical help. If such a Convention does not exist, the guest pays for the medical Help.

For patients whose life is at risk there is the urgent air (helicopter) or sea (speed boat) transfer. The guests are free to use the services of private doctors or dentists where they pay for the full price of a certain medical services.

Tap water

Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.

Opening hours

Most shops are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm and until 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Public offices are open Monday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

Electricity

220 V, 50 Hz

Public holidays

January 1                 New Year’s Day
January 6                  Epiphany
Easter and Easter Monday
May 1                       International Workers’ Day
June 19                     Corpus Christi
June 22                     Anti-Fascist Resistance 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 25/26        Christmas

Phone numbers

+385             Croatia Country Code
+385 112       Emergency Centre
+385 194       Ambulance
+385 193       Fire Brigade
+385 1987     Roadside vehicle assistance, Croatian Auto Club
+385 195       National Search and Rescue Centre
+385 18166    Weather Forecast and Traffic and Road Conditions
+385 18981    General information
+385 11888    Phone directory
+385 11802    International phone directory