9-11 June 2016
School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb
Department of Dental Anthropology
School of Dental Medicine University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Gundulićeva street 3 and 5
Official languages are English and Croatian. We encourage authors to use English as there will be no simultaneous translation during Symposium sessions.
Assistant Professor Jelena Dumančić
Phone: +385 1 4802 146
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General information on Croatia
Croatia is a middleuropean Adriatic country. It lies between Slovenia on the west, Hungary on the north, Serbia, Montenegro, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina on the east, while the Adriatic sea divides it from its neighbour Italy.
The capital is Zagreb with 779.145 inhabitants – the economic, traffic, cultural and academic center of Croatia.
Other major cities: Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik
Total surface: area of 56.538 km2 and territorial waters 31.900 km2.
The coastline including the islands is 5.700 km long and is one of the most indented coastlines in the Mediterranean. With its 1.185 islands, islets and rocks it really deserves its name ‘Country of a thousand islands’. The biggest islands are Krk and Cres.
Population: Croatia has 4 284 889 inhabitants, 90.42% Croats
Official language: Croatian
Main religion: Roman Catholicism (86,3% of the population)
The system of state: multilateral parliamentary republic
President: Mrs. Kolinda Grabar- Kitarović
Prime minister: Mr. Tihomir Orešković
Currency: Croatian Kuna HRK (1 kuna = 100 lipa)
Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, most travel agencies and at the reception of hotels, camps as well as in marinas. ATM machines are located at the Zagreb airport and on many locations in the city center. In Croatia the most used credit cards are: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners. They are accepted at most hotels, marinas, restaurants and shops.
Rates of exchange: The current exchange rate between the Kuna and various world currencies can be found at the Croatian National Bank website.
There are international airports in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula, Rijeka (on the island of Krk), Osijek, Bol and Mali Lošinj. Croatian highways are widely regarded as being one of the most modern and safe in Europe. Highways connect most major Croatian cities and all major seaports.
Weather: Continental part of Croatia has a moderately warm and rainy continental climate. The warmest areas of Croatia are at the Adriatic coast and especially in its immediate hinterland, which are characterized by a Mediterranean climate since temperatures are moderated by the sea.
The average temperature in continental part: January 0 to 2°C, August 19 to 23°C; average temperature at the seaside: January 6 to 11°C, August 21 to 27 °C; the sea temperature is about 12°C in the winter, and 25°C in the summer. (link na prognozu)
Weather in Zagreb: Zagreb has a continental climate and four distinct seasons with hot and dry summers, cold winters and wet autumn. The city itself can feel much hotter than coastal regions of Croatia due to the lack of sea breezes that take the edge off the heat.
The summer months in Zagreb are hot with temperatures averaging around 20 degrees Celsius across the season (June to August) however during July and August temperatures can reach a peak of around 26 degrees Celsius. Average temperature in June is from min 14°C to max 26°C. There is a small probability of some form of precipitation.
Citizens of the U.K., EU countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit Croatia. Tourists can visit Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180 day period.
For other countries, please check the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs‘ website for visa requirements for Croatia. If you do need a visa, please contact the Croatian Embassy in your country (also detailed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website) for more information on how to obtain a visa.
Russian, Ukrainian and Turkish citizens can start the process of applying for a visa for Croatia online at crovisa.mvep.hr.
Getting to Croatia
You can arrive to Croatia by plane directly from most European Countries and Canada. Unfortunately at present there are no direct US to Croatia flights. In case you are comming from USA, you need to change plane in one of majors European airports (Munich and Frankfurt are probably the best choices as they offer many flights to Croatia).
Getting around – From Zagreb airport to Zagreb city
Zagreb airport is located about 11 km SE of Zagreb. Here you can find Terminal Map with ATM locations, bus and taxi station: Zagreb airport terminal map
Bus transfer from the airport to the city of Zagreb
The scheduled bus shuttle “Pleso prijevoz” is operating in both directions between airport and the Central Bus Station in Zagreb.
This shuttle service operates in scheduled intervals up to 20:00 hours each day, however it is also organized in such a way that it follows the arrival of all scheduled traffic landings at the airport. It takes cca 30 min to reach the Central Bus Station in Zagreb. From here, you can take a tram or walk to the center. Tram number 6 is direct connection to the main city square – Ban Jelačić Square.
The airport bus shuttle station in direction Zagreb is located just outside the international arrivals. You can buy ticket in the bus. For easier orientation please see 3D interactive map of the passenger terminal.
Information on bus shuttle time-table, tickets and stations is available on Pleso prijevoz’s official web pages.
Price for taxi ride to Zagreb center varies from 25 to 40 €, payment in Croatian kunas.
ZET- Zagreb municipal transport system
Zagreb municipal transport system ZET includes trams and buses.
The ZET ticket system uses the following types of tickets: single tickets (10 HRK), day tickets (30 kn), 3-day tickets (70 HRK), 7-day tickets (150 HRK). The passengers should validate their single or daily tickets when entering the vehicle and present to the driver their travel pass or other document serving as a ticket according to the ZET Tariff Regulation. Passengers in the vehicle are obliged to present their tickets at the request of a ZET official. You can buy tickets at the Tisak kiosk.
Radiotaxi Zagreb phone: 1717 (start 10 kn, 1km 6kn)
Taxi Cammeo phone: 1212 (start with 2 kn included 15kn, 1km 6kn)
Ekotaxi phone: 1414 (start 8.80kn, 1km 6kn)
Time zone: GTM + 1 hour (during summer: GTM + 2 hours)
Electricity: 220V; 50Hz
Important telephone numbers:
+385 112 Emergency Call
+385 194 Ambulance
+385 192 Police
+385 193 Fire Brigade