Internet Portal Study in Croatia contains general information about staying and studying in Croatia.
Croatian Public holidays
New Year's Day January 1
Epiphany – Three Kings January 6
Easter and Easter Monday March or April
Labor Day May 1
Corpus Christi June
Anti-fascism Day June 22
National Day (Dan državnosti) June 25
National Thanksgiving Day August 5
Assumption of Our Lady August 15
Independence Day October 8
All Saints’ Day November 1
Christmas December 25, 26
Postal and Telephone Services
Most post offices in the city center are open Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 18 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Post stamps can be bought at post offices or at kiosks.
For international calls, you can call either from the post office or public telephone booths. Phone cards in the value of 25, 50, 100 or 200 HRK can be bought in all post offices and kiosks and used in every telephone booth in Croatia. Croatia is currently home to five GSM networks: T-Mobile Croatia (network code 098), VIP (network code 091), TOMATO (network code 092), TELE2 (network code 095) and BONBON (network code 097). Pre-paid mobile services are provided by all these operators.
Important telephone numbers
Emergency alert 112
Fire brigade 193
Information center 9985
Road assistance (HAK) 9987
Information service - railway 060 33 34 44
- bus 060 33 44 66
The international telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area code for Osijek is 031.
Omit the 0 when dialing from abroad.
The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is called the kuna (HRK). Banknotes are issued in the following denominations: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 HRK. Smaller values are issued as coins (1, 2 and 5 kuna), and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipas. One kuna is equivalent of 100 lipas. Currency may be exchanged in banks, exchange offices and post offices in accordance to the valid exchange rate. Eurocheques can be exchanged in banks. Cash can be withdrawn from ATM machines with internationally valid debit cards.
Most restaurants and shops accept all major credit cards (American Express, Diners, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in most tourist agencies and hotels.
Pharmacies in Osijek are scattered in all city parts. They are open all day long, usually from from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Pharmacies at two locations (at the main city square Trg Ante Starčevića and in the Main Medical Center located in Park k. P. Krešimira IV) are open 24 hours a day.
Shops, local groceries and shopping centres are open Monday to Saturday usually from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Sundays until 1 p.m. Shopping centres (malls) are open all day long (monda - Sunday
More about Croatia as a new EU member country: www.croatia.eu