About the country
Croatia is a country of beauty, heritage and exceptional diversity. This includes its rich geographical landscape, monuments stretching from from the earliest periods up until contemporary times, its cities and settlements, and its culture. The area of contemporary Croatia is relatively small, however this space in relation to its size is very convoluted and has the shape of a horseshoe.
Its northern and central parts encompass lowland regions with a continental climate. While in its southern part, lies the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea with its series of islands of which, if one includes the smallest, there are more than a thousand. The entire Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean climate and full of amazing things to do; getting a ferry to a nearby Island, national parks, untouched beaches, the list goes on…
Umag’s rise as a popular tourist destination in Croatia should come as no surprise. The scenic Istrian city along the Adriatic Coast holds unmatched beauty and distinction. Due to its location in northwest Croatia, Umag is considered the gateway to Istria from northern Europe. Upon arriving in the city, you notice its splendour immediately. The sight of lush landscape is endless and the scent of the Adriatic Sea is in the air. Instantly, you know you are in a special place.
One of the most ‘photogenic’ towns in the Mediterranean, once a fishing town, today is a tourist resort. At a distance of some 40 kilometres from Pula, Rovinj has long been known as the town with favourable and beneficial climatic features. So, today its people are still proud of this long tradition and ‘fight’ for the title of ‘healthy town’… The rest is nature’s work. The entire coastline, with its twenty-two islands is an area of protected natural heritage.
The largest town on the Istrian peninsula offers a diversity of attractions to lovers of culture. The rich itinerary of its three thousand year old history, where every step you take through the old town is a landmark, begins and ends with the Roman amphitheatre.
A great tourist asset is surely 190 kilometres of indented coastline, crystal-clear sea and beaches to suit everyone’s needs: smooth and even stone surfaces or pebbles for all generations, especially families with children or “secluded” beaches hidden by untouched greenery for those who want a bit of privacy.
While strolling through Pula you will come across numerous monuments of Roman architecture: the Triumphal Arch of the Sergi from the 1st century B.C., Hercules’ Gate and Twin Gates, the Temple of Augustus, Arena and Small Roman Theatre in the town centre.
Passports & Visas
Any foreign national entering Croatia must own a valid passport, valid for the proposed duration of stay. British, European Union, U.S., Australia and New Zealand citizens don’t need a visa for tourist and business trips of up to 90 days in any 6 month period.
Emergency Passports (EP) for UK nationals, valid for one journey back to the UK can be issued in Zagreb, Split or Dubrovnik. Click here for more info and travel advice.
The Croatian currency is the Kuna and the exchange rate is roughly 9KN to £1, or 7.5KN to 1€. Check xe.com for the latest up-to-date conversion rates. (There is a cash machine on-site by campsite reception)
Croatia is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1)
International calling code: +385
112 – General Emergency
92 – Police
93 – Fire department
94 – Ambulance
987 – Road assistance
988 – Information service (phone directory)
There are medical centres in all major towns and on the main islands.
The tap water in Croatia is perfectly drinkable; the beer and wine even more so…