Find out more about this amazing destination

Whilst spending a holiday in our Croatian villas, why not impress your family and friends with some important country facts. Here are some things to know about Croatia...

  • Size: 56,542 km²
  • Population: 4,437,460 inhabitants
  • Currency/methods of payment: Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). Coin denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Lipa, and 1, 2 and 5 Kuna. Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna. Money can be exchanged in banks, post offices, exchange bureaus and most travel agencies. Travellers cheques can be cashed in banks. Credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Diners and Eurocard are widely accepted. Be aware, though, that some places will only accept cash.
  • Language: Croatian. English and German are widely spoken. Also Italian on the coast. You might want to inform yourself which languages are spoken deping on the location of your Croatian villas
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 cycles.
  • Emergency numbers: 94 (doctor), 92 (police)

Book a self-catering holiday in Croatia

Book with us one of our holiday homes in Croatia and feel free to look up our Croatian customer reviews to be inspired in which villa to stay. Spend your holiday in a cottage, villa or apartment in Croatia and enjoy endless sun and great water sports. NOVASOL promises that your children will enjoy this holiday and parents won't want the holiday to end, especially when relaxing next to a pool. Make sure you are well informed about the opening hours of stores, public holidays in Croatia and any other relevant facts, like the to date exchange rate or the languages spoken per holiday area.

Public holidays - Croatian villa holidays

You might want to avoid these dates when travelling to our villas in Croatia as the roads might be busy. On the other hand, there might be events or shows going on, where you can get to know the Croatian culture in a better way and which you could enjoy with your family and friends!

*1 & 6 January

*(April) Easter Monday

*1 May

*22 July (Anti Fascist Day)

*25 June (National Day)

*5 August (Thanksgiving)

*15 August (Mary’s Ascension)

*8 October (Independence Day)

*1 November (All Souls Day)

*25 & 26 December

Opening hours

You should keep the opening hours of shops and other retails stores in mind when spending a holiday in our villas with pools in Croatia, cottages and apartments. Please have a look at the following overview of opening hours:

  • Business hours (Shops): No official opening hours.
  • During the summer most shops are open from 7 am to 9 pm. The rest of the year business hours are more limited.

Other things to know about Croatia

It is advisable to have a travel insurance when going to Croatia. Some parts of the countryside still have a problem with land mines, therefore it is essential to consult with a local expert before going off the beaten track. It is always very helpful to be informed about medical treatments in Croatia as you will certainly be more relaxed when staying in our Croatian villas, especially if you have children. It is possible to get a medical treatment in Croatia if you bring a health insurance confirmation, although it's sometimes necessary to pay for smaller treatments in cash upon a refund once you are back in the UK. It is generally recommended to see a general practitioner in case of an accident whilst self-catering Croatia, but there are also polyclinics called Dom Zdravlja, which are safe to see.

Visas and documents

British citizens do not need a visa to enter Croatia. However, they must provide a valid passport. When spending your next family holiday in one of our wonderful villas in Dalmatia, Istria or Kvarner Bay, keep in mind that all of your family members need to have a valid passport.

Customs regulations

There are extensive customs restrictions for entries to Croatia and it's best to check on the Croatian embassy's website before going on holiday. According to their latest regulations, the following amounts are free to import:


* 1 litre of strong alcoholic drinks

* 2 litres of liqueur, or dessert or sparking wines

* 2 litres of ordinary table wines

* up to 50g of perfumes

* 250ml of cologne


200 pcs of cigarettes, or 100 pcs of cigarillos, or 50 pcs of cigars, or 250 g of tobacco


An individual may bring in or take out the national currency up to the amount of 15,000 kuna.

Persons, who have permanent residence in Croatia, may take out foreign currency in the amount up to 3,000 EUR

Book a wonderful pool villa in Croatia

Benefit from our best offers for this summer! Find just the right holiday villa with your own private pool for you and your family. We have villas in Dubrovnik in Dalmatia or in Istria with the main towns of Pula and Medulin. Find many more properties on the Dalmatian coast, the Kvarner bay, or one of the many enchanting small islands in the Adriatic Sea along Croatia's beautiful coastline. With a pool villa in Croatia, you are close to both beaches and historical towns.

Meals during your villa holiday

Everyone of our guests usually has different eating habits. Most of our villas in Croatia are located in reasonable distance to restaurants, grocery stores and/or local markets. You'll also be amazed by the culture you can discover during your Croatian holiday. NOVASOL is happy to provide you with more information about shopping facilities and local amenities. We recommend buying some basic groceries for your holiday on the way to your villa in Croatia, should you travel by car. Have a look at the house description to see if there are BBQ facilities available and why not enjoy a nice barbeque in the garden of your holiday homes in Croatia on your arrival day? Or do you prefer to go to the restaurant close to your private villa and allow yourself to be cared for by tasting some local dishes and delicacies?