Location: at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean.

EU member since 2013

Capital and largest city: Zagreb

Official language: Croatian

Other languages: English is widely spoken and understood

Population: 4,284,889

Area: 56,594 km2/21,851 sq mi

Coastline: 6,278 km

Islands and islets: 1244

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Money Exchange: at any of the banks, bureau de change, post offices, most of travel agencies, hotels and campsites.

Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners, etc.

Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Summer (DST): CEST (UTC+2)

Climate: three different climates. The coast has Mediterranean climate large number of sunshine days per year. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move inland, where the climate is continental and moderate. If you climb above 1,000 m, you’ll be surprised with fresh mountain air and temperatures

Calling code: +385

Power supply: 220V/50Hz

Internet TLD: .hr

Drives: on the right

International airports: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula and Osijek

Major companies that fly to Croatia: domestic Croatia Airlines (member of the Star Alliance),Air France, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, Finnair, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways and Turkish Airlines. Seasonal intercontinental flights also operate from and to Croatia.

Other: Croatia is a very safe country, maintained and clean with WIFI connection available almost in the most remote areas