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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Croatia

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Currency

The official currency of Croatia is Kuna (code HRK; symbol Kn), divided into 100 Lipa. Notes come in denominations of Kn1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Kn25, 5, 2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipa.

Many shops and restaurant in tourist areas accept euros.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, money exchange offices, post offices or hotels. A commission of about 3% will typically be charged. Hotels usually give the worst exchange rates,

ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), called bankomat in Croatian, are available throughout the country. The ATMs work on international networks and accept various credit and debit cards. Most commonly accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, and Eurocard and cards on Cirrus and Plus systems.

Credit Cards

Credit cards, particularly Visa, Eurocard/MasterCard as well as American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted in hotels, shops and larger restaurants in Croatia. Credit cards are generally not accepted for private accommodations or in rural areas.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks can be changed in banks. It is recommended that travelers bring checks in US dollars, pounds sterling or euros to get best exchange rates, but still the rates will usually be not as good as for cash exchange.

Banking Hours

Typically banking hours in Croatia are 7:00am - 7:00pm, Monday to Friday, and 7:00am - 1:00pm on Saturdays.

Taxes

Prices include a 22% value-added tax. Travelers who purchased goods for minimum of 500 kuna can claim a tax refund when leaving Croatia. To claim the tax travelers should get a tax refund form filled out at the place of purchase.


Current Croatian Kuna Rates

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