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Dubrovnik
Originally a Venetian port, Dubrovnik (Ragusa) was until the late 17th century one of the great maritime and trading centres of the Mediterranean. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an entrancing place, encircled by medieval walls and containing a harmonious collection of white-marble renaissance buildings. Most notable are the Rector’s Palace and the cathedral. The world watched with horror in 1991 whilst the historic centre was shelled by the Yugoslav navy. Over 70 percent of the buildings were damaged in some way, but most have now been repaired. Tourism is slowly being re-established and the summer arts festival was revived in 1996 for the first time since the war.Entry Requirements
All nationals are advised to consult the foreign affairs department in their own country before travelling to Croatia. Currently, European Union citizens do not require visas to visit Croatia. Although Croatia is no longer at war with its neighbours, the Balkans remains politically unstable.

Driving
Vehicle documents
Check with your motor vehicle insurance company regarding any insurance documents you will need and whether any additional insurance is required. An International Driving Permit and a Green Card are required.

Electrical Devices
The electrical current in Croatia is 220 volts AC. Round, two-pin plugs are used. An adapter is essential for UK and Irish appliances.

Tipping
Adding 10 per cent to the bill would be appropriate for a western visitor. Tour guides expect a tip.Public Holidays
1 January: New Year's Day
6 January: Epiphany
Easter Monday
1 May: Labour Day
30 May: Statehood Day
22 June: Croatian National Uprising
15 August: Assumption
1 November: All Saints' Day
25 December: Christmas Day

Money

Notes and coins
The official monetary unit is the kuna (Kn). Notes come in denominations of Kn1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, and 5. Coins are in denominations of Kn5, 2, and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 lipa.

Assistance

There are emergency phones along the main roads. In the event of a breakdown, telephone 987.

 

ADVICE AND INFORMATION

Camp Site Kupari - Dubrovnik - Croatia

Experience a holiday in nature, enjoy yourself in the shade, on beautiful beaches, in peace, quiet and relaxation, family atmosphere, in a number of amenities and beauties that this area and this camp places at your disposal. Join the number of satisfied guests and give us the honour and satisfaction of your arrival.

We are waiting for you in Camp site Kupari.


Family Peric


The camping sites and the family house "Peric" are situated in Brijesta on the peninsula Peljesac. They offer relaxation for big-city people who want to escape from the noise of the big city, the polluted city air, the boring fog and the spoilt nature. N. Peric

Brijesta 10,
20248 Pelješac
CROATIA
+ 385 98 34 42 04
+ 385 20 75 68 30
e-mail:

peric@brijesta.com


Croatia is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, gaining independence in 1991. Its inception as a state was traumatic, with a war in the border region of Krajina where most of the Serbian minority lived, and sporadic bitter attacks on other parts of the country, including the historic town of Dubrovnik; peace has now returned to the country. Croatia has a very varied landscape, including flat, wide plains, rugged mountains, and an amazing coastline of bays, gulfs, inlets, and more than a thousand offshore islands. Zagreb, the country's capital and main cultural centre, has fine museums and churches, and some pleasing baroque and turn-of-the-century architecture. Along the coast is a string of attractive medieval towns, some, like Dubrovnik, with their original fortifications intact. There are also magnificent Roman remains, including Diocletian's Palace in Split, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Croatia was an independent state in the early Middle Ages, but then became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, while the Adriatic coast fell under Venetian domination. These influences are very much reflected in Croatia's architectural heritage. In 1918 the country gained its independence as part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes—or Yugoslavia, as it quickly became known. Relations between the Croats and the dominant Serbs were hostile in the inter-war years. In 1941 an independent state of Croatia was declared, essentially under the control of the fascist powers, and a campaign of terror began against non-Croats. While the post-war communist leader, Tito, managed to control extreme manifestations of nationalism on all sides, nationalist tensions resurfaced after his death, and eventually led to the break-up of Yugoslavia. There is no doubt about the strength of nationalist identity in independent Croatia today.

One of Croatia's most famous sons is the 20th-century sculptor Ivan Meštroviº, whose work includes the design of the Museum of Croatian History in Zagreb. Croatian literature dates back to the early Middle Ages but is comparatively unknown abroad. The country has a strong folk music tradition, although contemporary Croatians are far more likely to be interested in disco culture than dancing the kolo.
Roads, Tolls And Speed Limits
There are tolls on the motorways around Zagreb, for the bridge to Krk Island, and for the U¹ka tunnel between Rijeka and Istria. Speed limits are 60 kilometres (38 miles) per hour in built-up areas, 130 kilometres (80 miles) per hour on motorways, and 90 kilometres (55 miles) per hour on other roads.


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Zagreb
The capital of Croatia, Zagreb grew up in the Middle Ages as two neighbouring fortified towns, one secular, one ecclesiastical, on a hill above the River Sava. Together they now make up the city’s Upper Town, whilst the Lower Town with its wide avenues and gardens is typical of 19th-century central Europe. Zagreb is noted for its art galleries. The Mimara Museum in the Lower Town has particularly wide-ranging collections, including Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, Old Masters and Impressionists; the Strossmayer Gallery and the Arts Centre are also worth a visit. St Mark’s Church has fine interior decorations by modern artists including the sculptor, Ivan Meštrovi

Emergency Phone Numbers
Police: 92
Fire brigade: 93
Ambulance/first aid: 94Time Zones
Central European Time (GMT plus one hour). Clocks are put forward one hour from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the end of October.

Rules Of The Road
Carry your full valid driving licence and International Driving Permit, vehicle registration documents, and insurance documents with you at all times.

Driving is on the right. The wearing of seat belts is mandatory, and all motorists are required to carry a red reflector triangle. Driving after drinking any alcohol is a serious offence.Transport
Metro, buses and trams
Croatia has an extensive bus network. Generally, for both urban transport and long-distance carriers, you should buy your ticket at a bus station. Internal transport may be currrently limited in certain parts of the country. There is no metro system in Croatia.

Ferries
There are regular passenger and car ferries between Split and Ancona (Italy) and between Dubrovnik and Bari (Italy)
Currency Exchange
German Deutschmarks and US dollars are the preferred foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are generally accepted. Currency may be exchanged at banks and authorised exchanges. There are restrictions on the import and export of the kuna. Money should never be exchanged at unauthorised dealers. Banks are open 07.30 to 19.00 Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 14.00 on Saturday. Exchange offices are usually open well into the evening.

Driving Tips

Twenty-four-hour information on road conditions is available by telephoning the Croatian Automobile Association on +385 1 425 575.