Fact File for Croatia

Croatia has quickly become a top summer destination for super-yacht owners and charterers as it occupies a beautiful stretch of the Adriatic coastline and enjoys warm temperatures and sunshine in the summer. With over 1,100 islands to discover, Croatia is world-renowned for its crystal-clear waters and picture-perfect land and seascapes.

COORDINATES: 45º08N, 16º13E

LANGUAGE: Croatian

CAPITAL: Zagreb

WEATHER: The most popular time for yacht charter in Croatia is in the summer months between May and September, when gentle prevailing northerly winds provide easy-going cruising. Warm and dry summers and mild winters characterise the Dalmatian coast. Average temperatures during the yacht charter season range between about 22-29C. Winds are usually light over the whole Adriatic, averaging force 2 or 3 and rarely reaching high forces.

BEST TIME TO CHARTER: June-September

AIRPORTS: The closest international airports to the Dalmatian Islands are Split (SPU) and Dubrovnik (DBV).
Airlines include: British Airways, Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa

TIME: UTC+1 (winter), UTC+2 (summer)

CURRENCY: Kuna (HRK); American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted and ATMs are widespread.

ELECTRICITY: 230 V, 50 Hz

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:

  • 1 Jan - New Year's Day
  • 6 Jan - Epiphany
  • Mar/Apr - Easter Sunday
  • 1 May - Labor Day
  • May/Jun - Corpus Christi
  • 22 Jun - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
  • 25 Jun - Statehood Day
  • 5 Aug - Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • 8 Oct - Independence Day
  • 1 Nov - All Saints Day
  • 25 Dec - Christmas Day

MAIN PORTS AND MARINAS: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Vis, Milna, Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Jezera, Zadar. The Dalmatian Islands offer many secluded bays and coves to discover on a yachting vacation.

CULTURAL: The people of Croatia are very friendly and always appreciate a friendly response. Because it is a touristic region, most locals speak English and some Italian and German, but it is appreciated to speak a few words of Croatian (ex. dobro jutro=good morning, zdravo=hello, hvala=thank you). Smoking is not allowed in public.

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