What is the Currency in Croatia?
So you’re heading to Croatia with a pocket full of foreign currency or those trusty Euro’s, and you realise “Hang on! What currency do they use in Croatia?”. Well, you have stumbled to the right place as below you’ll find everything you need to know about Croatian Currency!
Kunas or Euros?
Sure, Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, but the main currency accepted is the Croatian Kuna, with no confirmed plans to move to the Euro as the country’s official currency. You’ll still be able to pay in Euros for certain items such as accommodation, transportation and some restaurants. It’s important to note that business aren’t required to accept Euros, so make sure you check prior to sitting down to a nice Croatian meal with a wallet full of Euros!
Convert here or convert there?
Whilst you can convert money before you leave, we would highly recommend that you convert your local money in Croatia, as the exchange rates will be much more favourable. Where possible; exchange your money in a bank or retrieve money from an ATM and try to avoid exchanging money at hotels or in a Bureau de Change as the rates are typically quite poor. Just remember to have Euro’s with you upon entering Croatia so you have money on hand if need be.
What about ATMs?
Glad you asked! Most major towns and islands in Croatia such as Dubrovnik, Korcula, Split and Hvar will have ATMs that are linked to international networks. The smaller towns, however, may not have ATM facilities available. Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely recognised and are accepted in most tourist areas; however, it’s always a good idea to have a small amount of cash if you’re travelling off the beaten track.
Please note that once onboard your Sail Croatia Cruise, any extra expenses such as bar tabs, additional food and tips should be paid for in Croatian Kuna. Some ships will accept both Kuna and Euros; however, it’s best to ensure you have Kuna, just in case.