The electricity is 230 V, 50 Hz. Japanese, UK, USA and other visitors: please note that in Croatia Continental European German-style CEE7/4 sockets (“Schuko sockets“) are used, which also accepts CEE7/16 “Europlugs“.
Airports, bus stations, train stations and ferry ports that receive international arrivals (Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Rijeka) will have a convenient exchange office to change money but they are not 24/7 operations! For a late-night arrival, look for an ATM. Exchange offices are, of course, money-making operations so you will pay a commission of about 3%.
Another option for quick cash is to head for a big hotel. They will be only too happy to hand over local currency but, as the exchange rate is not so good, this is a last resort only.
Banks and post offices will also change money at about the same rate as exchange offices but their opening hours are shorter.
If you come to Croatia equipped with euros you can pay for most accommodation (hotels or private accommodation), excursions, plane tickets and car rentals in euros.
The organisers cannot accept liability for any personal accidents, loss of belongings or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons that may occur during the Congress. However the organizers offer the possibility to purchase travel insurance package during the registration procedure.
The country calling code for Croatia is +385.
Croatia is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
The weather across Croatia doesn’t vary dramatically from north to south though it is generally warmer towards the south. The climate does change from continental to Mediterranean as you move toward the Adriatic Sea and the equator. The sea has a moderating influence that keeps winters warmer and summers cooler than might be expected.
Summers along the coast and in the islands see about 10 to 12 hours of sunshine per day and temperatures in the mid to high 20’s, occasionally reaching into the 30’s in the very height of summer.