Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the south of the Republic of Croatia, unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean, set to become the 28th member state of the European Union on July 1st 2013.
Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist resorts of the Mediterranean, a seaport and the administrative, cultural and historical center of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.
Dubrovnik Airport is the international airport of Dubrovnik. The airport is located approximately 20 km from Dubrovnik city centre. The airport is the second largest in Croatia in terms of passenger numbers and with the longest runway.
A new 36,500 m2 terminal with four jet bridges is under construction; the new terminal will have a projected annual capacity of 3.5 million passengers. Further expansion is in the process. The terminal once completed will be the largest in Croatia.
Today, Dubrovnik is directly connected with more than 50 European Airports and every year more and more new direct flights are introduced. Flight length between Dubrovnik and major European hubs is up to 2 hours.
The Government of Croatia allows citizens of specific countries and territories to travel to Croatia for tourism or business purposes with an ordinary passport, and diplomatic and service passports without having to obtain a visa. Citizens of the European Union and Bosnia and Herzegovina can enter Croatia only with a valid Identity Card that proves their citizenship.
Croatia is a member of the European Union from July 1st 2013 and therefore our visa regime is fully harmonized with the European system.
Information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries are available on official web site of Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs: http://www.mfa.hr/mvp.asp?pcpid=1615
Traveling by airplane
Dubrovnik Airport is situated about 20 km from city of Dubrovnik. Approximate travel time from Dubrovnik Airport to venue hotel is 45 minutes. Please allow extra time during rush hour, inclement weather and special events. The easiest way to come from Dubrovnik Airport to the venue hotel is by booking the transfer via technical organizer of the Conference – O Tours PCO
Traveling by car
Dubrovnik can be easily accessed from Central and West Europe in several ways.
From West Europe:
1. Via Rijeka – motorway and continental highway: Rijeka – Senj – Žuta Lokva – Gospić – Dugopolje (motorway) – Vrgorac – Ploče – Dubrovnik.
2. Combining the Adriatic Highway (along the coast) and the highway: Rijeka – Senj – Karlobag – Maslenica – Split (motorway) – Makarska – Ploče – Dubrovnik.
From Central Europe:
1. Via Zagreb: Zagreb – Karlovac – Žuta Lokva – Gospić – Dugopolje (motorway) – Vrgorac – Ploče – Dubrovnik. This route can also be combined with the Adriatic Highway.
2. Via Osijek (through Bosnia and Herzegovina): Osijek – Slavonski Brod (or Brčko) – Sarajevo – Mostar -Metković – Dubrovnik / Sarajevo – Foča – Trebinje – Dubrovnik
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The mild Mediterranean climate makes Dubrovnik appealing through all seasons.
There are more than 250 sunny days in the year, with the approximate yearly temperature of about 17°C, while the average temperature in the winter months is 10°C. The maximal summer temperatures are usually between 25°C and 30°C.
The average temperature of the sea in summer is between 22°C and 27°C. The bathing season begins in May, sometimes even earlier and lasts to the end of September, sometimes even longer.
Croatia hopes to join the euro in 2019, but until then the national currency is the kuna, with one kuna equal to 100 lipas. You can exchange money at any of the country’s banks, bureaux de change, post offices and at almost all travel agents, hotels and campsites. The majority of establishments and ATMs will also accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners, etc.
The official language of Croatia is Croatian. The majority of Croatians speak at least one other language therefor the English is widely spoken in Croatia.
Smoking is now forbidden in enclosed places of work. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants.
Croatia is on UTC+1.
Tipping in Croatia is not very explicitly defined, but tipping is surely much appreciated. There is no written rule on how small or large the tip should be, and it really depends on the setting. If you are eating in a restaurant and you are very happy with the service, you may want to leave 10-15% of the bill to express your gratitude.
When it comes to paying in bars and coffee shops, amounts are usually rounded. If (for example) your bill was 26 kunas, you can round up and leave a 30 kuna note to the waiter and say ‘It’s ok’ – meaning ‘You can keep the change’. Same goes for driving in taxi. If you had a 136 kuna bill, leaving 140 kunas will be a sign of appreciation for a good service.
In Croatia tips are normally left in cash, and sometimes (more rarely) paid through the POS device. Most coffee shops will not have the POS device with a tipping option, so if you want to leave a tip it would normally be in cash. Most restaurants and taxi providers will have a POS device with a tip option.
In Croatia the power sockets are of type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.