Linđo folk ensemble, is one of Croatia's finest cultural exports and happens annual during the summer season, when high-spirited energetic performances with amazing costumes and haunting songs will echo through Sloboda Cinema.
One of Croatia's most famous events is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival which takes place from mid-July to mid-August every year. The festival includes theatre, opera, music and dance events at various open-air venues around the city.
During September you may wish to enjoy Dubrovnik's annual classical music event.
Activities in and around Dubrovnik
Explore the UNESCO heritage Old Town with your local guide and discover the walled city and admire their medieval and renaissance architecture.
Head up Mount Srd with your local guide by cable car to admire the city from 413 metres where you may wish to indulge in a small picnic and champagne to enjoy the view!
Head to Konvale with a local guide which is renowned for its reserved folk culture, costumes and famous embroidery.
Sail across by private boat to the Elaphiti Islands with your local guide which is a favorite summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy. On your cruise, you will visit the three largest islands in the group; Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan.
Travel to the village of Ponikve, where you visit famous wine maker Milos and his cellar. Following the wine tasting, you travel to Mali Ston where you embark on a short sailing trip around the oyster beds having the opportunity to taste oysters, mussels, local wine and grappa.
Explore the famous filming sites from the hit Game of Thrones series with a local actress who has first-hand experience of the filming locations sites and had rubbed shoulders with the actors themselves!
Embark on a ferry crossing to the Island of Korcula where your guide will explore St Marco's Cathedral, the town museum, the Abbey Treasury, the Church of All Saints and the Museum of Icons with you.
Montenegro is easily accessible from the town of Dubrovnik and your guide will be delighted to help you discover this hidden gem.
Cycle alone the river with your expert cycling guide to the village Gruda and in the Konalve valley. Here you will discover old traditional mills and learn about the traditions and its farming culture along the way. You wish also like to do some of the by foot with your local hiking guide.
For guests wanting a very adventurous cycling tour, you can head to Herzegovina, Bosnia with your expert guide who will help you understand the history and culture of these neighbouring countries and their past conflicts.
With your local guide you may wish to cycle along the bays and through the vineyards of Peljesac and enjoy the local views and maybe indulge in a wine tour.
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The Kuna (Kn, HRK) is the official currency of Croatia. One Kuna equals 100 Lipa.
Notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kn.
Coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa and 1, 2, 5, 25 kn.
Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure.
Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tipping in Croatia
The Croatians are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is common practice to leave the spare change, or up to 10% of the total in a smarter restaurant. Tipping taxi drivers in Croatia is not expected, but if it was a pleasant ride then rounding up the amount would certainly be appreciated.
Tipping In Restaurants: If service was good a 10% tip is appropriate. Beware there may be a cover charge for bread and water. In bars, simply round up the total amount.
Arrival & Departure Formalities
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
• Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
Weather on the Dalmatian Coast
The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 10°C in the coastal areas.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.
Electricity Supply in Croatia
Electrical service in Croatia is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.
Driving In Croatia
Minimum driving age is 18.
Passport or national ID as well as driver's license, insurance papers and ownership papers must be carried all the time.
An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.
Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane), diesel (dizel) and LPG available at most filling stations located on motorways. It is forbidden to carry petrol in a can. Credit cards accepted at filling stations; check with your card issuer for usage in Croatia before travel.
In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h), outside built-up areas 55 mph (90 km/h) but 68 mph (110 km/h) on expressways and 80 mph (130 km/h) on motorways, unless otherwise indicated by road signs.
All motorists under 24 years of age must not exceed: 49 mph (80 km/h) on normal roads outside built-up areas: 62 mph (100 km/h) on expressways and 74 mph (120 km/h) on motorways.
Passengers/children in cars:
Children under the age of 12 cannot travel as a front seat passenger, with the exception of a child under 2 years seated in a suitable child seat. The seat must be fitted facing in the opposite direction of travel with the passenger airbags turned off.
Drinking and driving:
Strictly forbidden for all drivers less than 24 years of age i.e. nil percentage of alcohol allowed in driver's blood. Legal limit for drivers 24 years and over; alcohol in drivers blood is 0.05%, exceptions to this rule apply to professional drivers. Tests for narcotics may be performed, if tests prove positive severe consequences include confiscation of vehicle, severe fine and removal of driving licence. It is prohibited to drive after taking any medicine whose side effects may affect the ability to drive a motor vehicle.
The police officer will impose a fine on the spot; the fine must be paid within eight days at a post office or bank. The police may hold your passport until evidence of payment is produced. The driving licence of a foreign motorist can be suspended for up to 8 days for driving with excess alcohol, driving without prescribed medical aids e.g. glasses, driving in a state of exhaustion or whilst ill. The licence must be collected within 3 days of the end of suspension. Illegally parked cars can be wheel clamped.
Safety & Security
• Crime levels are low and violent crime is rare.
• Take care in busy tourist areas, where pickpockets are known to operate. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Don't leave valuables unattended, particularly on the beach. Use a hotel safe if possible.
• Report all incidents of crime to the local police station and get a police report.