Other tourist info
The Tourist Information Centre is on the Ban Jelacic Square. The English speaking crew will provide information about accommodation, events and public transport, plus maps. There is also a smaller kiosk close to the train station at Trg Nikole Subica Zrinskog 14 (tel: (01) 492 1645).
The Zagreb-card offers unlimited travel on city public transport, discounts in various museums, restaurants and hotels, as well as favourable deals with some car-hire companies and travel agents. It is available from both TIC's and most hotels, and is valid for 72 hours.
There are hospitals and clinics in all larger cities and first aid clinics and pharmacies in all places. Foreign tourists do not pay for medical services if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country they come from. Expenses of health services provided to persons coming from the countries with which the Health Care Convention was not signed are charged directly to users according to the price list. For patients whose lives are in danger, there is emergency transport by air (helicopter) or sea (speedboat).
There is a network of veterinary clinics and centres in Croatia.
Important telephone numbers
International dialling prefix for Croatia: 385
Assistance on the roads 987;
(If you are calling from outside of Croatia or using a mobile phone dial +3851 987)
General information 981
Information about local and district telephone numbers 988
Information about International telephone numbers 902
Weather forecast and road conditions 060 520 520
Croatia's auto club (HAK) 01 4640 800;
Unified number of tourist information for all of Croatia 062 999 999
International callers, dial: +385 62 999 999
This service is available in Croatian, English, German and Italian from the 23.03.-15.10.
Traditional dishes to taste are the turkey, goose or duck with "mlinci" (a kind of pasta) or "strukli" (cottage cheese strudel), cottage cheese with cream, traditional nut-cake. Close to the sea restaurants offer fresh seafood.
It is customary in Zagreb to give tips in restaurants, ranging between 5 and 10 percent of the service amount. In the restaurants there are menus in several languages, and the waiters (staff) know the basic profession vocabulary in foreign languages, most often in English and German.
Shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or to 3 p.m. A smaller number of stores close between noon and 4 p.m. Many stores are also open on Sundays, especially in the summer, and a smaller number in the larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Public services and companies usually work from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Post and Telecommunications
Post Offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays until 1 p.m. There are Post Offices in the larger cities which are open until 10 p.m. in the summer. Postage stamps are sold in Post Offices and at newsstands. Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes.