Currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna (KN). Bank notes come in value of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kuna. One Kuna has 100 Lipa and coins come in value of 1, 2 and 5 Kuna and 10, 20 and 50 Lipa. You can cash your traveller’s cheques and notes at the exchange office, at hotel reception or make use of the banks.
The word “kuna” means “marten” in Croatian since it is based on the use of marten pelts as units of value in medieval trading. The word “lipa” means “linden tree”.
All major banks are in the town centre and are open Monday to Friday from 08.00 -18.00 and Saturday from 08.00-12.00 (low season) and in high season Monday to Friday from 08.00 – 19.00 and Saturday from 08.00 -12.00. There are also money exchange offices that can be found around the city. Hotel receptions are also authorised to exchange foreign currency cash and traveller’s cheques. Commission charges range from 1% to 3%.
There are many cash points in the town centre and near hotel complexes that will accept credit, debit or service cards (Cirrus/Maestro). Just use your own PIN code and you should be able to get hold of Croatian Kuna cash in an instant (maximum amount that can be withdrawn in one day is KN 2,000.00).
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