Making telephone calls
Public phones only accept phone cards that can be purchased at post offices and at newsstands that are authorized retailers.
Information for disabled persons
Access for disabled persons is available to all public and state institutions within the historic centre, and by calling the number 00385 (0) 98 915 2834. It is possible to reserve a transporter for overcoming stairs in the city's museums, churches and other institutions, as well as to reserve a wheelchair. The transporter fits most standard wheelchairs, and if necessary, it is also possible to rent a wheelchair and a van for the transport of persons with disabilities (tel: 020 357 087). The use of the transporter service is free, however if you wish to, you can make a donation to the Dubrovnik Multiple Sclerosis Association. In case you are not satisfied with the service you can contact someone by telephone at 020 425 086.
There is a lift for access to the sea for persons with disabilities located at Copacabana Beach.
A map of the City of Dubrovnik for the visually impaired is available at the information offices of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board.
More information: www.multipla-dubrovnik.hr
List of national holidays in Republic of Croatia
1 January – New Year’s Day
6 January – Epiphany (Three Kings)
27 March – Easter 2015 (depends on the Catholic calendar)
28 March – Easter Monday 2015 (depends on the Catholic calendar)
1 May – Labour Day
26 May – Corpus Christi (depends on the Catholic calendar)
22 June – Antifascism Day
25 June – National Day
5 August – Victory Day and Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans’ Day
15 August – Assumption
8 October – Independence Day
1 November – All Saints Day
25 December – Christmas
26 December – Saint Stephen’s Day
Store working hours
Throughout the year, most shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 20:00. In the summer, the working hours of most shops are extended to 21:00, and in the historical centre of the Old City shops, particularly souvenir shops, are mostly open until 22:00.
Most shops are not open on Sundays and holidays, except souvenir shops and some other shops in the historic Old City centre that are open during the summer months on Sundays and holidays. Food shops in all parts of the city are usually open on Sunday mornings until 14:00. Most shops in the hospital, the airport, the bus terminal, near the Port of Gruž, and some kiosks, bakeries, and pastry shops are open on Sundays.
The open market in Gruž is open in the morning hours, except for flower stands that are open until the afternoon, while the open market in the historic Old City centre closes at 12:00 noon, except for souvenir stands that remain open until later in the evening during the warmer months.
Petrol stations in the Dubrovnik area are open from 07:00 to 22:00, while during the summer they are open until 24:00, except for the petrol stations in Kupari and Komolac that are open 24 hours a day.