The currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna. 1 kuna = 100 lipa.

Cash can be easily exchanged at any bank or currency exchange office.

Approximated exchange rates are:
1 US dollar = 5,8 Croatian Kuna
1 British Pound = 9,1 Croatian Kuna
1 Euro = 7,6 Croatian Kuna

ATM that accept MasterCard, Visa and Maestro can be found throughout city centre. Credit cards are widely accepted in stores and hotels and their usage is increasing in restaurants as well. Visa, Mastercard and Diners are accepted the most frequently while American Express is accepted less frequently.



Bars and clubs in Hvar get especially busy in summer season and the town offers a great variety of pubs, outdoor bars and lots of outdoor cafés which can be found along the seafront. Average prices for alcohol are:

  • a pint of beer in a pub or bar from 2 Eur / 1,80 GBP to 2,70 Eur / 2,30 GBP.
  • imported beer (0,33 liter bottle) from 2,20 Eur / 1,90 GBP.
  • cocktail in bar or club from 4 Eur / 3,40 GBP.
  • vodka in bar from 1,50 Eur / 1,30 GBP to 2,00 Eur / 1,80 GPB.


Restaurants in Hvar provide Dalmatian Mediterranean specialties with seafood and fish menu but also international cuisine. There are many restaurants which own a summer terrace with views of sea and Hvar harbor. Fast foods are also a choice and there are plenty of them between the Old Town and the bus station.

  • meal in average restaurant about 6,50 Eur / 5.70 GBP.
  • chicken grill sandwich in fast food about 2,60 Eur / 2,20 GBP.
  • pasta in restaurant from 9 Eur / 3,60 GBP to 6 Eur / 5,40 GBP.
  • seafood dishes in Old Town restaurant about 15 Eur / 12,70 GBP.

Public Transport

Tickets for the public transport are sold in the public transport vehicles and in tobaccos. The following ticket options are available:

  • single ticket (bought in bus) for 1,50 Eur / 1,30 GBP.
  • single ticket (bought at kiosk) for 1,20 Eur / 1 GBP.
  • ticket for two journeys for 2,10 Eur / 1,80 GBP.


Best way of getting a taxi is by calling it. When you catch the taxi together with your guide, an overcharging can not happen. The prices are same the whole year, it does not matter if it's day or night:

  • taxi start (normal tariff) is about 2,60 Eur / 2,20 GBP.
  • taxi (normal tariff) 1 kilometer is about 1,30 Eur / 1,10 GBP.


Hvar has Mediterranean climate with hot and moderately dry summers and mild winters. The town is an important tourist destination of Croatia and lots of tourist come to Dalmatian coast during summer season. The average temperature in summer is 30 °C with July as the hottest month. January use to be the most coldest month with temperature around 5 °C and temperatures in winter stay in general above 0°C.

Time difference

Hvar and the whole Croatia is in Central European Time Zone which comparing to United Kingdom and Ireland means +1 hour in winter season (from October to March) and +2 hours in summer season (from October to March).


No Visa are required for travellers from European Union (also the United Kingdom and Ireland), USA, Canada, Switzerland. Visa is required from the citizens of the United Arab Emirates.

Public Holidays

  • 1st January - New Year's Day
  • 6th January – Epiphany
  • 6th April - Easter
  • 1st May – Labour Day
  • 7th June – Corpus Christi
  • 22nd June – Anti – Fascist Resistance Day
  • 25th June – Croatian National Day
  • 5th August – Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
  • 15 August - Saint Mary's Day
  • 8th October – Independence Day
  • 1st November – All Saint’s Day
  • 25th December – Christmas Day
  • 26th December – St. Stephen's Day


British Embassy
Obala Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda 10/III, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 346 007

Irish Consulate
Trumbiceva obala 3, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 343 715

Swedish Consulate
Gat Sv. Duje 4, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 33 82 34 / 33 82 33

Finnish Consulate
Trumbiceva obala 5, 21000 Split
Phone: +385 21 345 275


The voltage in Croatia is 230 V which is the same voltage as in France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
A plug adaptor is required for non-European appliances. Sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs.


The international telephone code for Croatia is 00385.
The phone contact to the medical emergency is 112.


The official language of Croatia is Croatian language that is spoken by approximately 96% of the population. Many Croatian people, especially the younger generation, speak English. German and Italian are also very popular. The people working in the tourist industry in Zagreb can speak English quite well.

Hvar Travel Guide

The island’s hub and busiest destination, Hvar Town is estimated to draw around 20,000 people a day in the high season. It’s odd that they can all fit in the small bay town, where 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets, but fit they do. Visitors wander along the main square, explore the sights on the winding stone streets, swim on the numerous beaches or pop off to the Pakleni Islands to get into their birthday suits, but most of all they party at night.

There are several good restaurants here and a number of great hotels, but thanks to the island’s appeal to well-heeled guests, the prices can be seriously inflated. Don’t be put off if you’re on a lower budget though, as private accommodation and a couple of hostels cater to a younger, more diverse crowd.


Hvar Island nightlife revolves around exciting Hvar Town which has become the town that never sleeps - at least not from June to September. You have your choice of venues and, if you get bored or if you prefer a bit crowdless, there is Jelsa (bars and restaurants).

The town of Hvar becomes a destination for the young people when the temperature of the sea and the air reaches its highest point. When the port becomes very busy the number of young people looking for entertainment increases significantly.



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