Important Phone Numbers:

National Protection and Rescue Directorate (Police, Emergency services, Firefighters): 112
Police: 192
Dubrovnik airport: +385 (0) 20 773 377
Public Transport (Libertas): 0800 1910
Konavle Tourist Board: +385 (0) 20 479 025

Banks/ATM

Currency exchange offices can be found in Cavtat, as well as ATM machines, which can be found at almost every corner.

Currency

The official currency used in Croatia is the Kuna. One Kuna is divided into 100 Lipas.

1 EUR (€) = 7,5 kuna
1 USD ($) = 5,5 kuna
1 GBP (£) = 8,6 kuna

If you wish to exchange your money be sure to visit a bank, post office, or an exchange office. Most hotels and travel & tourist agencies also offer currency exchange services, but make sure you check for multiple options before, because some of these places sometimes charge a very high commission.

While sometimes you can pay for some services in euros (accommodation, selected restaurants, taxi and private transportation…), the Euro is not an officially accepted currency in Croatia and no local businesses are required to accept them as a way of payment.

Most local businesses will accept credit cards.

Tips

While most issued bills/invoices include a service charge and VAT, if you’re happy with the service provided you’re encouraged to leave a tip. There are no official and unofficial tip policies – however a 10 per cent tip is usually recommended.  In restaurants, cafes and bars – round the total up to the nearest kuna when paying.

Smoking

Under current Croatian law – smoking is strictly prohibited in all public areas, administrative buildings and public transport. To avoid getting into trouble, we suggest to ask prior to lighting up in restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, bars and nightclubs as the smoking ban varies.

Language

The official language is Croatian. Most people are fluent in English, and basic understanding of Italian, German and French is also pretty common among domestic people.

Electrical Voltage

The electrical network in Konavle (and Croatia) has the voltage of 220V. You will need a voltage converter in order to use US devices and appliances.

Climate

The climate in Konavle is Mediterranean with a warm spring, a warm and (sometimes) rainy autumn, a mild winter and a hot and dry summer.

Internet/WI-FI

Almost all hotels, cafe bars, restaurants… in Konavle region have free WI-FI access and there are also many hotspots all around the city, so have no fear of going offline! Access codes are usually found on receipts or price lists, or simply ask the bartender or receptionist, or simply connect if network doesn’t require a password.

Official Holiday/Non Working Days

1 January – New Year
6 January – Epiphany
31 March – Easter Day
1 April – Easter Monday
1 May – Labour Day
7 May – Saint Duje – City protector
30 May- Corpus Christi
22 June – Anti-Fascist Fight Day
25 June – Croatian Statehood Day
5 August – Victory and National Gratitude Day and Croatian Defenders Day
15 August – Feast of the Assumption
8 October – Independence day
1 November – All Saints Day
25 December – Christmas
26 December – St Stephens Day

Working Hours

The majority of shops and supermarkets are open from 8 AM till 8 PM and on Saturday mornings.

During the summer season, most shops have extended working hours, including Sundays. Public services and offices work from 8 AM till 4 PM, Monday till Friday. Some service work from 7 AM till 3 PM during the summer.

Disabled Access

Some buildings and public institutions have ramps and elevators that are required for easier access.

If you’re booking a private accommodation (apartments, villas, rooms…) in Konavle – prior to confirmation ask if the accommodation is suitable for your needs.

Public Phones

Public phone booths can be found near transportation points. Public phone booths accept only phone cards which can be purchased in post offices and on newsstands.

READ MORE:

Welcome to Konavle & Cavtat
History of Konavle & Cavtat
How to arrive (by bus/car/plane)
Practical & useful info
Useful Phrases in Croatian