What Happened Today


Today as a result of the constant complaints by Mr and Mrs Frane  Boko, Sibenik sent the police and contractors to krapanj.com – unannounced – to remove things ?, they said it was only because of   “Frane and Zukera Boko” .


The production of written permission from the “Mayor of Krapanj”, and assurance that the “Mayor of Sibenik “ had confirmed that it should be honoured did not stop them.

The Sibenik City "Grad" representative, - ( Document from Mayor irrelevant)


Apparently they can remove whatever they want, and warned that complaining would result in further actions.





Now without any cover over the doorway,  water will pour down the steps into the property everytime it rains !





What are your experiences , do you find the bureaucratic system unworkable?



Identical one next door - also illegal but owned by a Croatian !!


It is bad enough when you are a target of anti-foreigner sentiment, but to have the state support it, well that is really bad.    – Lets hear your experiences – use the comments link below…

General Info


Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds.
Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Cash dispensing machines are ubiquitous.map
Voltage of city power grid – 220V, frequency 50HZ
Water: Tap water is potable throughout Croatia.
Time zone:
GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.
Travel documentation:
Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.
For more information:
Diplomatic consulates of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.
Tel. 01 4569 964
Web: www.mvp.hr/mvprh-www-eng/index.html
Customs regulations:
Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia are in line with the standards of European Union countries. Foreign currency is freely brought in and taken out of the country (up to a value of 3.000 euros); up to a value of 15.000 kn for domestic currency. More expensive professional and technical equipment should be registered at the border. Dogs and cats, accompanied by their owner, need to have an International certificate from a registered veterinarian stating that at least 15 days and not more than six months have passed since their vaccination against rabies. Tax refund for goods purchased in Croatia over 500 kuna in value with a validated “Tax cheque” at departure from the country. Information: Republic of Croatia Customs Administration (tel 01 6102 333);  Web: www.carina.hr
Purchase tax reimbursement for foreign citizens:
Tourists making purchases in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna per receipt may reclaim VAT (“PDV”).
At point of purchase the sales person will provide on request a form PDV-P, which should be filled out and stamped, on the spot. On leaving Croatia the receipt must be verified by the Croatian Customs service. A PDV refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months, either at the same shop where the goods were purchased (in which case the tax is refunded immediately), or by posting the verified receipt back to the shop, together with the account number into which the refund should be paid. In this case the refund is dealt with within 15 days of receipt of the claim.
Medical service:
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. There are hospitals and clinics in all the major towns, and health centres, as well as pharmacies, in all the smaller places. 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.
Information: www.veterinarstvo.hr, e-mail: veterinarstvo@zg.tel.hr 
Working hours:
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.

Traditional handmade objects are the best souvenir, cloth and other ornament made from silver or sea shells. Interesting object of wood and ceramics, handmade can be found along the coast.
If you go shopping shoes or clothes, shop prizes won’t pleasantly surprise you. If you aren’t interested in design clothes we suggest searching small boutiques and local market. Prizes are much better and during season choice is rather big.

Environmental protection:
Protection of the biological diversity is in conjunction with the EU regulations currently in force. The water quality of the Croatia’s Adriatic Sea is of high quality for swimming and in conjunction to the EU criteria. In case of an accident or contamination of the sea, please contact the National Centre for Sea Search and Rescue on the number 9155 (free telephone), which is a part of international institutions of the same rank. In case of accidental environmental contamination on land, report it to the National Information Centre on the number 01/4814 911 For additional information about the environment: tel: 01/6106 111
Tel: 0800 200 037, Web: www.mzopu.hr
Fire prevention:
Ensure that you have done everything to prevent a fire!
Do not throw lit or flammable objects into the environment!
If you see a fire, please inform others in your proximity; report it immediately on the telephone number – 93; try to extinguish the fire till the fire-fighters arrive and in such a manner so as not to endanger yourself or others!
Take notice of signs forbidding the lighting of fires!
Take care that your parked vehicle does not obstruct accesses to the fire or roads!
Radio news in foreign languages during the tourist season:
On Program 2 of Croatian radio, along with the regular news in Croatian, the Croatian Auto Club (HAK) will give traffic reports in English, German and Italian along with nautical news a number of times throughout the day.
Other than on Program 2 of Croatian radio, alternating news and traffic reports will be emitted every full hour from the following studios: Program 3 of Bavarian radio, Program 3 of Austrian radio, RAI Uno, British Virgin radio and Chezch radio. Throughout the day nautical news will be emitted in English and Croatian.

Emergency Numbers

Important telephone numbers:

International dialling prefix for Croatia: 385
Ambulance 194
Fire-service 193
Police 192
Assistance on the roads 987; 987@hak.hr
(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; Internet: www.hak.hr; e-mail: info@hak.hr
CROATIAN ANGELS – 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 1st of April until the 30th of October.

Embassy Numbers

Embassy – Travel documents, VISA


Jabukovac 39, 10 000 Zagreb
Tel: 01 4834 457, 4834 459,
4834 460; Fax: 01 4834 461

Pantovcak 125 B I, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4578 901, 4578 903;
Fax: 01 4578 902

Bosnia and Hercegovina
Torbarova 9, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4683 761, 4683 765;
Fax: 01 4683 764

Check republic
Savska cesta 41/IX, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 6177 246; Fax: 01 6176 630

Kraljevine Danske
Pantovcak 35, 10 000 zagreb;
Tel: 01 3760 536; Fax: 01 4618 414

Berislaviceva 2 /I, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4811 662; Fax: 01 4819 946

Schlosserove stube 5, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 6158 100, 658 101;
Fax:01 6158 103

Ulica grada Vukovara 64, 10 000 Zagreb
Tel: 01 6158 100, 6158 101;
Fax: 01 6158 103

Great Britan and Notrhern Ireland
Vlaska 121/II, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 6009 100; Fax: 01 6009 111

Opaticka 12, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4810 444; Fax. 01 4810 419

Krlezin Gvozd 11a, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4834 990, 4834 991;
Fax: 01 4834 948

Meduliceva 22, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4846 386, 4846 387, 4846 388;
Fax: 01 4846 384

Ambasada Kraljevine Nizozemske
Medvescak 56, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4819 533; Fax: 01 4684 582

Ambasada Kraljevine Norveske
Petrinjska 9/I, 10 000 zagreb;
Tel: 01 4922 829, 4922 831;
Fax: 01 4922 828, 4922 832

Ambasada Republike Poljske
Krlezin Gvozd 3, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4834 575, 4834 579;
Fax: 01 4834 576

Ambasada Republike Portugala
Trg Bana Jelacica 5/II, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4882 210; 4882 211;
Fax: 01 4920 663

Ambasada Rusije
Bosanska 44, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 3755 038, 3755 039:
Fax: 01 3755 040

Ambasada Republike Slovacke
Prilaz Gjure Dezelice 10, 10 000 Zagreb
Tel: 01 4848 941, 4848 944;
Fax: 01 4848 942

Ambasada Republike Slovenije
Savska 41/IX, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 6311 000, 6311 011;
Fax: 01 6177 236

Ambasada Kraljevine Spanjolske
Meduliceva 5, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4848 607, 4848 03;
Fax: 01 4848 605

Ambasada Kraljevine Svedske
Frankopanska 22, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4849 322, 4849 333;
Fax: 01 4849 244, 4849 329

Ambasada Svicarske
Bogoviceva 3, 10 000 Zagreb;
Tel: 01 4810 891, 4810 895;
Fax: 01 4810 890

Ambasada Republike Turske
Masarykova 3/II, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 4830 359; Fax: 01 4855 606

Ambasada Ukrajine
Vocarska 52, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel. 01 4616 296, 4556 128;
Fax: 01 4553 824

Ambasada Sjedinjenih Americkih Drzava
Andrije Hebranga 2, 10 000 Zagreb,
Tel: 01 6612 200; Fax: 01 4558 585