Money [Croatia]


- official currency of Croatia is kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa)

Coins are of values 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Lipa, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna, and Banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1.000 Kuna

Banks and exchange offices


Largest banks in Croatia are: Zagrebačka banka, Privredna banka, Splitska banka, Croatia banka, Varaždinska banka, Karlovačka banka and Istarska banka.

Usual working hours: Monday - Friday from 8 to 19 h, Saturday from 8 to 13 h, closed on Sundays.

ATM machines can be found inmost cities and touristic places.

Exchange offices

Exchange offices are located inall cities and most smaller towns. Almost everyhotel has it's own exchange office, but these might be charging a bigger commision than the exchange offices in the cities.

Exchange ratesare publishedin daily newspaper and stated visibly in exchange offices, post offices and localbank branches.

Shopping and payment methods


Traditional handmade objects, clothes and other ornament made from silver filigran jewellery or sea shells and corals,interesting handmadeobjects of wood and cheramics, that can be found along the coastmake the best souvenirs.

If you go shopping forshoes or clothes,the prices in shopswon't pleasently suprize you. If you aren't interested in design clothes werecommend searching forsmall boutics andlocal markets. Prices might be higher duringsummerseason,but theselectionis rather wide.

Credit Cards and other methods of payment

Standard Credit Cards – Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, American Express and Visa are among the usual methods of payment in Croatia. Stores, restaurants, agencies, hotels and other service providers accept credit cards which is usualy indicated with a visibly placed label with the logo of the credit card accepted.

You can use ATM machines to withdraw cash from your credit cards, using Mastercard and Diners you can withdraw money at regular post offices.

Travellers cheques and personal cheques issued by foreign banks can be cashed in most banks and exchange offices –with a commision of around 2% of the amount.

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