National currency in Croatia is Kuna (HRK). Kuna is croatian word for marten, a weasel-like animal. One Kuna is devided into 100 lipa; a croatian word for lime tree.
Abbreviation: kuna - kn; lipa - lp
- Kuna notes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000.
- Kuna coins: 1, 2, 5 and 25.
- Lipa coins: 5, 10, 20 and 50.
Credit cards are generally accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Still there are some restorants and shops which do not accept credit card payment, so be sure to check before you order your meal.
Note: When using most ATM machine you will presented you with a choice of languages: Croatian, English, German, Italian, French, etc. ATM machines are usually located in front of the bank bulidings. At Dubrovnik Old Town main street there are several ATM machines available. Please find locations of AMT machines in Dubrovnik here.
ARE EUROS ACCEPTED IN CROATIA?
Hotels usually have exchange offices where you can exchange your money. You will find that you can pay in Euro in some lodging units and restaurants.
There are many exchange offices in Dubrovnik. Most of them are located in Old Town and Gruž port. Beside the bank offices and exchange offices, money can be exchanged in travel agencies and post offices. Also almost all hotels have the exchange desk as well.
At 50 kuna banknote there is the picture which shows a portrait of Ivan Gundulić (1589-1638) one of the greatest Croatian poets who originates from Dubrovnik. On reverse side there is the picture of the Old Town of Dubrovnik and the front of the Rector's Palace.