Information & Facts
The climate of Zagreb is continental, with four separate
seasons. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are cold. The average
temperature in winter is 34°F (1°C) and the average temperature in
summer is 68°F (20°C). The end of May, particularly, gets very
warm, with temperatures rising to the mid-80sºF (30°C) and up.
Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March,
and rain and fog are common in autumn (October to December).
Zagreb has a compact city centre with all the main sights and
places of interest for visitors in close proximity to the major
hotels. Walking is therefore a good option for getting around in
Zagreb. Those who need to travel further afield can make use of the
highly efficient tram system, which has frequent services
throughout the city connecting bus and train stations and the main
square, Trg Bana Josipa Jelacica. Four tram routes also operate
throughout the night. Tickets for tram rides must be bought at
newspaper kiosks, singly or in packs of 10. Each ticket gives you
90 minutes of travel, starting from when you first climb aboard and
validate the ticket in a machine. The alternative public transport
is public buses. Particularly useful is the inexpensive bus
connection to the airport from the city centre. There is a
plentiful supply of taxis in Zagreb, particularly at major hotels
and the airport. Fares are negotiable.
The official language is Croatian.
The official unit of currency is the Kuna (HRK). One Kuna is
divided into 100 Lipa. ATMs are plentiful throughout the country
and banks, authorised bureaux de change, post offices or most
hotels will exchange foreign currency or travellers cheques. Banks
open Monday to Saturday and some banks also open on Sundays in the
main cities. Major credit cards are widely accepted at the main
hotels and restaurants, and may be used to draw cash from ATMs,
which are widely available throughout the country.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the
last Sunday in October).