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On this page you are going to find a detailed description of the journey with the belonging sailing schedules, time tables and useful information.
From: Zagreb
From: Ploce
Useful information
Entrance in Croatia
Motor vehicles

Currency and Exchange Rate
Helth services
Useful links
Health and Road Safety
Working hours
Important Phone Numbers
Arrival of vessels by seaway or offshore-way
from Zagreb

To :

- Vela Luka directly (Every day)........................................time tables
- Rijeka
- Split

Zagreb Bus Station (web site)
Check your local bus company for lines to Croatia

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To :

- Split
- Dubrovnik

Check your airline company for lines to Croatia

Click here for time tables

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If you want to go to Vela Luka by car.

Check Map of Croatia - Road map (75.4Kb 11.2sec @ 56.6Kbps)

HAK (web site)
Croatian Auto Club
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from Rijeka
By FERRY (passenger/car)

To :

- Split
- Town of Korcula directly

JADROLINIJA (web site)
Croatian Ferry-boat company.

Click here for sailing schedules

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To : - Split
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Along the coast  to SPLIT, DRVENIK, PLOCE or OREBIC
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from Split
By FERRY (passenger/car)

To :

- Vela Luka directly (Every day)
- Town of Korcula

Click here for sailing schedules

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By HYDROFOIL (passenger)
To : - Vela Luka directly (Every day)
Departure: 14:00h
Arrival: 16:00h
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Along the coast  to DRVENIK, PLOCE or OREBIC
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from Drvenik
By FERRY (passenger/car)
To Town of Korcula Click here for sailing schedules
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from Ploce
By FERRY (passenger/car)
To Trpanj on Peljesac (continue to Orebic) Click here for sailing schedules
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from Orebic
By FERRY (passenger/car)
To Town of Korcula (Domince) Click here for sailing schedules
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from Korcula
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from Dubrovnik
By BUS to Vela Luka directly (Every day)
By CAR to Orebic
By FERRY (passenger/car) to Town of Korcula Click here for sailing schedules
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Entrance in Croatia
A passport is needed for entering Croatia. Citizens of the western countries can enter Croatia with an identity card or some other personal identification document. When first entering the country with a passport tourist residence is allowed to last 3 mounths. or a longer residence one should submit a request for residence prolongation with the competent municipality. In the first entrance with an ID ones permitted residence duration is 30 days. In Croatia, foreigners going in for business activities is subject to the obligation of getting a working permit.
Motor vehicles
In order for a vehicle to enter Croatia one needs a green card as evidence that the vehicle is insured. For vehicles without a green card it is necessary to arrange a short-term insurance in the corresponding office at the border crossing. Trailers get insured automatically with the vehicle, and only while they are hooked up to the vehicle. A special green card for trailers is submitted only upon a special request and is recommended because it is obligatory in Republic of Slovenia.

Minimum driving age is 18.

Documents: International driving license. Third party insurance is obligatory. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory

Motorcycles: The wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for rider and passenger. Dipped headlights must be used at all times.

Traffic regulations are similar to those in force in other European countries (right-hand traffic!!! ). For driving in Croatia during the winter months, especially in the Gorski Kotar region, winter tires are essential and in extreme cases snow chains have to be used.

Speed limits: On overland roads 100 km/h, on motorways 130 km/h and in built-up areas 50 km/h unless otherwise stipulated.

Drunken driving (permissible alcohol limit 0.5 promiles) is punishable and can lead to confiscation of driving license and severe fines.

Petrol pumps: open from 7 am to 7 or 8 pm every day; in the summer season till 10 pm; on-duty petrol pumps in bigger cities and on main international roads are open non-stop; all pumps sell Eurosuper 95, Super 98, Normal and Eurodiesel

Taxi service: in all cities and tourist places

Car rentals: in all bigger cities, tourist centers and airports

Toll is payable on a number of highways and road tunnels. Prices for personal vehicles are as follows:

Zagreb - Karlovac.....................
Karlovac - Vukova Gorica........
Tunnel Ucka..............................
Bridge to Krk............................
Lepenica - Rijeka......................
Zagreb - Slavonski Brod...........
Zagreb - Krapina......................
Gorican - Varazdin....................
Sv. Helena - Zagreb..................
Zagreb - Jastrebarsko................
15 kn
8 kn
20 kn
10 kn
12 kn
45 kn
10 kn
10 kn
10 kn
7 kn
Currency and Exchange Rate
The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is the Kuna, which has 100 Lipa. Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks, exchange offices and post offices in accordance with the valid exchange rate.
All major credit cards (American Express, Diners, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard) and Eurocheques (after being changed in banks) are accepted. Accessing money on ATMs is possible in all larger cities and the more important tourist areas; the ATMs of Zagrebacka banka accept Eurocard/Mastercard, and ATM of Euronet accept Diners, American Express and Visa.
Nominal values are:
COINS - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa, 1, 2, 5, 25 kuna.
NOTES - 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kuna.
1 kuna = 100 lipas.

Domestic currency up to the value of KN 2000 can be exported.
Foreign currencies can be imported and exported freely.

1 EUR = appx. 7.4 HRK (HRK = Kn = Kuna)
1 USD = appx. 7.5 HRK

All major credit cards are accepted in most restuarants and shops: Diners Club, Mastercard, AMEX and Visa.

Helth services
Foreign tourists do not have to pay for medical services if there is a signed health insurance convention between Croatia and their country of origin. Health care costs for tourists from a country that does not have a signed convention with Croatia are paid directly by the user in accordance with listed prices. Hospitals are in all of the larger cities and clinics in the smaller towns. Pharmacies are open from 8 am to 7 pm weekdays, till 2 pm Saturdays; in larger cities on-duty pharmacies are open 24 hours.
Health and Road Safety

In your healths best interest and for travelling safely, we recommend that you consider the following before embarking on a trip:
- Make a detailed plan of your trip and check your car safety.
- Consult your physician if you suffer from a chronic disease.
- Check the side effects of drugs as they can make you sleepy or slow down your reaction time.
- Dont drink and drive as alcohol impairs your driving ability - your reaction time may become slow and the judgement of risk seriously affected.
- Avoid driving between midnight and 6am as this is when ones body clock is in daily throng and when one can easily fall asleep.
- Avoid even short drives in the middle of the afternoon during heat spells.
- Wear clothes made of light fabrics that can absorb sweat.
Take a short fifteen-minute break every two hours; while taking a break, have a light snack (eat light meals and drink a lot of water and soft drinks).
- If you feel tired or sleepy while driving, stop at the nearest pull-up and rest for at least 15-20 minutes.
- Always use a seat belt; young children have to be placed in child car seats.
- Obey traffic lights and road signs; reduce and adapt your speed in accordance with road and weather conditions; obey the speed limit; keep your driving distance; observe and anticipate pedestrians, children, cyclers and bikers.

information on traffic and road conditions:
Croatian Radio 2 - the frequencies 90.5; 93.3; 98.5; 99.7; 107.45 MHz
Croatian Autoclub (HAK) - phone: 46 48 800

Useful telephone numbers >

Working hours
Banks and post offices are generally open from 7AM to 7PM without breaks, and public offices from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. During the tourist season, post offices are generally open until 9PM, including Saturdays. Shops and department stores work from 8AM to 8PM without breaks.
Important Phone Numbers
International telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area codes for the largest cities and their surroundings areas are as follows: Zagreb 01, Split 021, Rijeka 051, Osijek 034. Omit the 0 when dialing from abroad. To place an outgoing international call from Croatia, dial 00 plus the relevant country code and number.
Fire - Brigade
Road assistance
General information
Arrival of vessels by seaway or offshore-way
If you are arriving to Croatia on a ship, yacht or a boat by sea-way, you are obligated to sail in without stopping in one of the harbors opened to international traffic, that is in one of the harbors in which there is a seasonal international sea-border crossing.
Harbors opened to international traffic are: Umag, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Rasa-Brsica, Rijeka, Mali Losinj, Senj, Maslenica, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, Metkovic, Korcula and Dubrovnik.
Seasonal international sea-borders crossing are: Novigrad (Istria), Sali, Soline, Primosten, Ravni Zakan, Hvar, Ubli (Island of Lastovo) and Vis.
Sailing without stopping includes the right of harmless passing through the territorial sea of Republic of Croatia to the chosen harbor opened for international traffic. Port of Entry is the point of sailing in and giving up to passport control and costum clearance. In case that by reason of force majeure you are obligated to report yourself to the nearest port-authority or the branch-harbor office as soon as possible. If you are coming to Republic of Croatia by an offshore route, you are obligated to verbally report the vessel to the borders customs. Vessels longer than 3 meters and vessels shorter than 3 meters of the skimming type (jet ski, gliders) have to be reported before dropping into sea to the port authority or the branch-harbor office. Vehicles that are together with the trailer longer than 18.75 meters or wider than 2.55 meters or higher than 4 meters are allowed to travel on Croatian roads only with a special permit, which can be obtained with the forwarder. The preparation of the permit can take some time.
Nautical Guide
On this page you will find useful information about sailing regulations on the Adriatic Sea.
Useful links
Croatian National Bank
Airport Zagreb
Airport Split
Airport Dubrovnik
Croatian Railways
Zagreb Bus Terminal
Croatian Airline Company
Jadrolinija (ferries and boats)
Meteorological and Hydrological Service
For more information and details, please, do not hesitate to contact us
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