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Croatia is very attractive to many foreigners gaining residency ...
Winters in continental Croatia are cold and prices are low. Christmas brings a buzz to Zagreb's streets, even with the snow, plus there's skiing too.
The coast is gorgeous, the Adriatic is warm enough for swimming, the crowds are sparser and prices are lower. In spring and early summer, the steady maestral wind makes sailing great.
Peak season brings the best weather. Hvar Island gets the most sun, followed by Split, Korcula Island and Dubrovnik. Prices are at their highest and coastal destinations at their busiest.
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ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants. Smaller restaurants, shops and private accommodation owners only take cash.
Tipping in Croatia is purely discretionary and is generally only done in restaurants and cafe-bars.
Tap water in Croatia is safe to drink.
Good-quality health care is readily available in Croatia. EU nationals are required to present their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in order to receive heavily discounted treatment in the public system (around 10KN for a doctor's visit and a maximum of 2000KN for a hospital stay). For those not covered by a reciprocal agreement, expect to pay around 250KN for a short doctor's appointment.
Pharmacists can give valuable advice and sell over-the-counter medication for minor illnesses.
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