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Dive into the christal blue sea..
Mediterranean place located on eastern coastline of Istrian peninsula is well-known on its white pebble beaches.


Health services
There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities, while smaller centres have dispensaries and chemist’s.
Foreign visitors are not obliged to pay for medical services if a convention on Social Security has been signed between Croatia and visitors’ country of origin, i.e. if they have in their possession a certificate stipulated by such a convention confirming their right to health care. Health care (including transport) is used for emergency cases in the manner and according to regulations valid for Croatian citizens covered by Social Security, with the costs of health care being participated in, in the same way (participation and administrative duty). Persons coming from countries with which no such convention has been signed bear the costs of health services rendered personally.

Public holidays:
1 January - New Year’s Day;
6 January – Epiphany; Easter Sunday & Easter Monday;
1 May - Labour Day; Corpus Christi;
22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day;
25 June - Statehood Day;
5 August - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day;
15 August - Assumption Day;
8 October - Independence Day;
1 November - All Saints’ Day;
25-26 December - Christmas Holidays

Working hours:
Most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays and until 2 or 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Some shops work a split-shift system: from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Many shops stay open until 10 p.m., even on Sundays, especially in summer, while certain shops in the larger cities are open for business 24 hours a day.Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.

Post and Telecommunications:
Post offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, in smaller centres from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; some offices work a split shift. In most towns and tourist centres, on-duty post offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays until 9 p.m. Postage stamps may also be purchased from newspaper and tobacco kiosks Phone cards are used in all public telephones and may be purchased from post offices and from newspaper and tobacco kiosks. International calls may be made directly from public telephones. www.posta.hr

Croatia operates on 220 volt, 50 Hz electricity.Standard European 2 point plugs are standard.

Tap water is potable throughout Croatia

Call single countrywide number for all emergency situations112 in the following cases:
- for police assistance
- if you need urgent or vital medical assistance
- for assistance of fire fighting services
- for assistance of mountain rescue services
- for urgent or vital veterinary assistance
Available in languages:
english, german, italian, french, chech

International country code for Croatia: +385

Sea Temperature:
The Adriatic Sea has a very marked annual change of the surface temperature. The average annual temperature is 11°C.
During the winter, the sea is the coldest and the surface temperature is about 7°C; very seldom, it can drop below that too. In the spring, the sea becomes warmer, and the surface temperature rises to 18°C.
In the summer the surface of the sea reaches a very high temperature, of up to 22 to 25°C, and in the southern Adriaticand Istria up to 27°C. Below 30 metres the temperature is mostly constant throughout the year.


Source: HTZ