Useful information about Croatia
It is a Southern European state, located in the Balkans. It is bordered on the Northwest by Slovenia, on the North by Hungary, on the East by Serbia and Bosnia Herczegovina and on the Southeast by Montenegro for a short distance. Its natural border is the Adriatic Sea. The climate on the mainland is continental while the coast is Mediterranean.
The capital city: (also the biggest city) Zagreb
Bigger cities are: Split, Fiume, Eszék (decline order according to their population)
Area of its mainland: 56594 km2
Population: 4.29 million
Croatia and Hungary have more than 800 years of common history since between 1091 and 1918 was in personal union with the Kingdom of Hungary.
After World War II., it was the part of Yugoslavia and after its dissolution, Croatia declared its independence in 1991.
Croatia is the member of the following international organizations:
- European Union (since 1st July 2013)
- United Nations
- European Council
- World Trade Organization
- CEFTA (Central European Free Trade Agreement)
Entry: Hungarian citizens can enter with ID card or valid passport. The entry with an identity card is not age-restricted.
Currency: HRK Kuna. Only Kuna is accepted in grocery stores, but Euro is accepted at petrol stations and restaurants.
In Croatia, money changers exchange HUF from HRK in a similar way as in Hungary, so it is not worth taking a large amount of Kunas or Euros with us.
Travelling by car
Most people drive to our neighbor. They should definitely keep in mind that green card for international insurance can be required at the border.
If we cross through Bosnia and Herczegovina, this must be shown at the border. In case of its absence it is recommended to buy one there (three days will cost 25 Euros)
Keep at least one reflective vest in the trunk.
Police officers on the roads are strict: in case of violation of the rules (e.g. speeding) we can expect a penalty of 300-500 Kunas.
The use of dipped headlights is also mandatory during the day.
- on the highway: 130 km / h
- by road: 110 km / h
- on other roads 90 km / h
- in the residential area: 50 km / h
The most convenient journey is from Letenye to Split. In summer, however, especially at weekends, a big traffic can be expected.
Travelling by bus:
Eurolines’ buses leave from the bus station at Népliget, Budapest. Passengers can get on in Siófok and in Nagyvárad.
The journey continues in Middle Dalmatia through: