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General Info about Split, Croatia

Visa Requirements
All that residents of the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and many other European countries need to enter Croatia is an up-to-date passport, but you will also require a visa if staying for longer than three months. Nationals of all other countries should contact the Croatian Embassy in your home country before travelling.

Currency
The currency used here is the Croatian kuna.

Language
The language spoken in Split is Croatian.

Climate
It’s no wonder that Split is such a popular holiday destination, as its Mediterranean climate means that the city gets plenty of beautiful weather throughout the year. Summers tend to be hot and sunny, while winters are warm and see a bit more rain. July is generally the hottest month with mean temperatures of approximately 25ºC. The coldest month tends to be January when temperatures drop to around 7ºC. In terms of rain, November and December are usually the wettest months, seeing roughly 112mm of rain each. Split gets plenty of sun too, with around 2,600 hours of sunlight shining down on the city each year.

Time Zone
Split uses Central European Time which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Opening Hours
Many of the city’s shopping centres and department stores are open from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 9pm. Lots of the shops in the city are closed on Sundays.

Tourist Offices
The main tourist office is located at Peristil bb.

Currency Exchange
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks around the city. Euros can be withdrawn from the numerous ATM machines scattered around, using international debit cards displaying the Cirrus symbol and also with a number of international credit cards.

Electricity
Electricity in Croatia is 220 Volts AC/50 Hz. 2-pin round plugs are used.

Telephones
The international calling code for Croatia is +385 and the area code for Split is 021. To dial from abroad you dial 00, followed by 385, the local area code 21 and the local number. If you wish to call abroad from Croatia, again you dial 00, followed by the international calling code for your particular country, the local area code and then the local number.

Post Office
Split’s central post office is located at Hercegovačka 1.

Tipping
If the service charge is not included on the bill, you should leave a tip of between ten and fifteen percent.

Public Holidays
In Croatia they take place on January 1st, January 6th, Easter Monday, May 1st, June 22nd, June 25th, August 5th, August 15th, October 8th, November 1st, December 25th and December 26th. It is worth noting what the public holidays are before travelling as the majority of businesses, banks and shops usually shut for the day.

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