When to goMay to September is the ideal time to travel in Croatia. It is sunny nearly all the time, the temperature is warm and even very hot in summer. But if you want peace and quiet on the beaches, avoid the crowds in July and August!
For a stay in Croatia of less than 3 months, a valid passport is needed. Croatia is not part of the Schengen Area.
For Canadians, for a stay of less than 3 months, the formalities are the same as those for Europeans, that is to say you need a valid passport for the length of your stay.
Get your European Health Insurance Card (E111) to avoid paying medical expenses.
There are no obligatory vaccinations needed for travelling in Croatia. However, it is advisable to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.
For further information consult the NHS website.
Airline ticketsDepending on the season a return flight between the UK and Croatia can cost between £120 and £300. The price depends on the airline company you choose: budget airline or not.
Time differenceThere is a one hour time difference between Croatia and the UK. Clocks move to summer time between the end of March and September.
LanguageThe official language is Croatian but English, German and Italian are also spoken in Croatia.
British Embassy in Croatia
Ivana Lučića 4
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia
21 Conway St, Kings Cross, London W1T 6BN
Fire Brigade: 193
Medical Emergencies: 194
Phone and internet connection
The telephone country code for Croatia is +385. You can phone from post offices, cyber cafes or telephone boxes, which are becoming increasingly rare! Avoid phoning from your hotel as it will cost a lot more!
In large towns most cafes and hotels have an Internet Wifi connection but it is not always free of charge!