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Island Hvar

Useful information


Currency
The valid currency in the Republic of Croatia is Kuna (1 kuna=100 lipa).
Lipa coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50
Kuna coins: 1, 2, 5, 25
Kuna banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000

Foreign Currency
Foreign currencies can be exchanged in exchange offices, post offices, some tourist agencies and hotels. Most hotels, restaurants and shops in the Republic of Croatia accept credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa.

Banks and exchange offices:
Privredna banka Zagreb d.d., Office Hvar, Fabrika b.b. - phone: + 385 (0)21 742 317, (0)21 421 413
Splitska banka d.d., Office Hvar, Riva b.b. - phone: + 385 (0)21 741 947
Bank Splitsko-dalmatinska, Hvar, Riva b.b. - phone: + 385 (0)21 743 033
Splitska banka d.d., Office Stari Grad, - phone: + 385 (0)21 765 044
Privredna banka Zagreb d.d., Office Jelsa, phone: + 385 (0)21 421 123, 421-052
Splitska banka d.d., Office Jelsa, phone: + 385 (0)21 761 050, 717 245

ATM /Cashpoints in the city of Hvar:
Privredna banka 1. Fabrika b.b.
2. Trg sv. Stjepana
PBCARD, EUR.MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, CIRRUS, EC, AM.EXP.EC, PLUS, ESE-MBCARD, VISA, VISA ELECTRON

Splitska banka 1. Riva b.b.
MASTERCARD, MAESTRO, CIRRUS, EC, VISA, VISAEL,PLUS

Zagrebačka banka 1. Riva b.b.
MASTER, MAESTRO, CIRRUS, EC, VISA, VISAEL, PLUS, DINERS C.I.

Electricity
Electricity in Croatia is 220V at 50Hz.

Water
Water is potable in all households.

Post offices and telecommunications
The post offices are located in all larger places on the island of Hvar. Postal stamps can be bought in all post offices or news shops and kiosks.
Public phones can be used with phone cards that can be bought in post offices.

Postal offices
Pošta Hvar, Riva b.b., phone: + 385 (0)21 742 588
Pošta Stari Grad, phone: + 385 (0)21 765 164, 765 775
Pošta Jelsa, phone: +385(0)21 761 207
Pošta Sućuraj, phone: +385 (0)21 773 202

Emergency call for help - 112
If you require any kind of immediate assistance: urgent medical assistance, police assistance, fire department assistance, mountain rescue service or any other type of assistance at any time of day or night regardless of your location in Croatia, you can dial the free-toll number 112. The calls can be made through land lines or cell phones and from all phone booths.

Medical assistance
Medical clinics on the island of Hvar are located in all larger places: the city of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sućuraj. Patients who need urgent hospitalization are taken by choppers or speedboats to the nearest hospitals located in Split. Foreign tourists who come from countries that are signatories of the Health Care Convention do not pay for medical assistance in the Republic of Croatia, whilst patients who come from those countries that are not signatories of this convention, must pay for medical assistance according to valid tariffs.

Medical clinics and dentistʼs surgeries:
Medical clinic, Hvar, Trg sv. Stjepana - phone: + 385 (0)21 743 103, (0)21 717 422

Urgent Medical assistance
ER, Emergency medical assistance is located in Hvar - phone: + 385 (0)21 741 300
Public medical centre, Sv.Katarina, Hvar, - phone: + 385 (0)21 741 300
Dentistʼs surgery, Hvar, Trg sv. Stjepana - phone: + 385 (0)21 742 122
Medical clinic Stari Grad, phone: + 385 (0)21 765 200, 765 373
Dentistʼs surgery Stari Grad, phone: + 385 (0)21 765 917
Medical clinic Jelsa, phone: + 385 (0)21 583 538, 583 537, 583 533
Emergency service, phone: + 385 (0)21 765 122, +385 (0)99 471 148, 112
Medical clinic, phone: +385(0) 21 773 210

Pharmacies:
Pharmacy in the city of Hvar, Trg sv. Stjepana - phone: + 385 (0)21 741 002
Pharmacy in Stari Grad, phone: +385(0)21 765 061
Pharmacy in Jelsa, phone: +385(0)21 761 108

Veterinary assistance
Veterinary clinic on the island of Hvar is situated in Stari Grad.
Veterinary clinic in Stari Grad - Stari Grad, Ulica 12b - phone: + 385 (0)21 765 388, + 385 (0)21 718 897

You can find more information on veterinary care in Croatia at www.veterinarstvo.hr

Necessary documents for the republic of Croatia
You must have a valid passport to travel to Croatia. A tourist stay in the Republic of Croatia is possible for a period of up to three months. For more details on the stay of foreign citizens in the Republic of Croatia you should contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia; phone: 01 45 69 964 (for calls outside Croatia or from a cell phone you must dial +385 1 4569 964) or visit www.mvp.hr

Information on environmental preservation
www.mzopu.hr