English   |   Italiano  
  Home  |   Accommodation  |   Irish Centre Club  |   Excursions  |   Airport Transport  |   Contact us  


Travel info


Map of Europe



Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Nestled up in the mountains of Bosnia and Hercegovina Medjugorje is a place of great natural beauty. Traditionally only accessible through either Split or Dubrovnik airports, low cost flights have opened new routes to Sarajevo and Zadar. With the completion of the new highways transport time is now swifter than ever before.

Please contact us for further information on planning your trip reservations@med-irishcentre.com

USEFUL INFO ABOUT BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Currency:
Bosnian Mark. 1 mark is roughly equivilant to 50 euro cents.
There are 10,20, and 50 coins (fenings), 1, 2, 5 mark coins and 10,20,50, 100 and 200 mark banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies. Within Medjugorje most currencies are accepted including euro, sterling (queens head only), Kuna and US dollars.
Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Cash dispensing machines are common throughout.

Electricity:
Voltage of city power grid – 220V, frequency 50HZ

Water:
Tap water is drinkable throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The telephone code for Bosnia and Herzegovina is 00387.

Time zone:
1 hour ahead of Dublin / London local time.

Travel documentation:
Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document.

Medical service:
Visitors to the country are charged directly for health services.
There are hospitals and clinics in all the major towns, and health centers, as well as pharmacies, in all the smaller places.

National holidays 2004.:
1 January - New Year's Day; 11 and 12 April - Easter, including Easter Monday; 1 May - Labour Day; 10 June - Corpus Christi (Movable feast); 15 August - Assumption; 1 November - All Saints' Day; 25 and 26 December - Christmas Holidays.

Working hours:
Shops and department stores are open between 8am and 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm. Many stores are also open on Sundays, especially in the summer and a smaller number in the larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Public services and companies usually work from 8.30am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. In Medugorje shops open from 8am to 10pmin the summer and 8am to 8pm in the winter.

Post and Telecommunications:
Post Offices are open from 7am to 7pm with Post Offices in the larger cities that are open until 10pm in the summer. Postage stamps are sold in Post Offices and at newsstands. Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes. Most foreign mobile phones will not work in Bosnia and Hercegovina but they may send/receive texts and should work with roaming charges in Croatia.

Important telephone numbers:
International dialing prefix for Bosnia and Hercegovina: 00387
Information (BiH): 1188
International Information: 1266
Assistance on the roads: 1288

All services are for the Medjugorje area
Ambulance - 650 201
Fire-service - 642 391
Police - 651 504
Tourist Info - 651 011
Parish Office - 651 333/ 650 310

Radio:
Medjugorje has its own radio station that broadcasts around the world – Radio Mir 101,5Mhz.

 
 
USEFUL INFO ABOUT CROATIA

Currency:
Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds. Banking hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks are open until 1 p.m. In the larger cities some banks are also open on Sundays. Credit cards: Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Cash dispensing machines are common throughout the country.

Electricity:
Voltage of city power grid – 220V, frequency 50HZ

Water:
Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.

The telephone code for Croatia is +385.

Time zone:
GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer

Travel documentation:
Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

For more information:
Diplomatic consulates of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia.
Tel. 01 4569 964
Web: www.mvp.hr

Medical service:
There are hospitals and clinics in all larger cities and first aid clinics and pharmacies in all places. Foreign tourists do not pay for medical services if the Health Care Convention was signed between Croatia and the country they come from. Expenses of health services provided to persons coming from the countries with which the Health Care Convention was not signed are charged directly to users according to the price list. There are hospitals and clinics in all the major towns, and health centers, as well as pharmacies, in all the smaller places. For patients whose lives are in danger, there is emergency transport by air(helicopter) or sea (speedboat).
There is a network of veterinary clinics and centres in Croatia.
Information: www.veterinarstvo.hr, e-mail: veterinarstvo@zg.tel.hr

National holidays 2004.:
1 January - New Year's Day; 11 and 12 April - Easter, including Easter Monday; 1 May - Labour Day; 10 June - Corpus Christi (Movable feast); 22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day; 25 June - Statehood Day; 5 August - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day; 15 August - Assumption; 8 October - Independence Day; 1 November - All Saints' Day; 25 and 26 December - Christmas Holidays.

Working hours:
Shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or to 3 pm. Some stores close between noon and 4 p.m. Many stores are also open on Sundays, especially in the summer, and a smaller number in the larger cities are open 24 hours a day. Public services and companies usually work from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Post and Telecommunications:
Post Offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays until 1 p.m. There are Post Offices in the larger cities that are open until 10 p.m. in the summer. Postage stamps are sold in Post Offices and at newsstands.
Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes.

Important telephone numbers:
International dialling prefix for Croatia: 385
Ambulance 94
Fire-service 93
Police 92
Assistance on the roads 987; 987@hak.hr
(If you are calling from outside of Croatia or using a mobile phone dial ++3851 987)
General information 981
Information about local and district telephone numbers 988
Information about International telephone numbers 902
Weather forecast and road conditions 060 520 520
Croatia's auto club (HAK) 01 4640 800; Internet: www.hak.hr; e-mail: info@hak.hr
 
Book online
Arrival: 
 
Departure: 
 
 
 
Medjugorje Irish
Centre Club

Guaranteed airport transfer price when staying with us
Line
Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Updates from Medjugorje, Stories of Interest, Upcoming Events and Pilgrimage Information
Line
Special Offers
and
Monthly Draw

Special discounts on selected dates
Line
Monthly Draw to win one week’s all included package trip to Medjugorje for one person
 
 
  Medjugorje parish programLinksFAQTestimonialsSite mapTravel infoCareers