they use Kuna and will for some time.
The transition to the euro will likely be a slow one. Kuna is still the official currency. The easiest way is to use the plentiful ATMs. Have a great trip!
Thanks for your help, this is a return visit. I was a little unsure but glad to hear the Kuna is still around at least for a little while.
we just returned and I asked at shops and the transition is not even being discussed at this point.
Apparently they are not going to change to the euro and are keeping their own currency.
I would imagine they can keep the kuna for a certain "transition" period but can only assume they need to go to EUR at some point. If it were not required then Greece would certainly be on the drachma as it has not improved the tourism in that country. Of course there are many other reasons for the problems in Greece. Guess it will remain to be seen if this is a good thing for Croatia. Some must think so because they worked hard to gain entry.
Without getting too deeply into politics it can't be said that the euro has been an overwhelmingly positive thing for other Mediteranean countries. We cannot afford to holiday in them and one of the many myriad pluses of Croatia is that we can have a very good holiday there at sensible prices. I can only cling to a hope that they do not join, after all there are EU countries not on the euro.
I was googling the issue and it does seem that some do not go on the Euro and that Croatia is not going to make any moves until such a time as the economy can support it which seems quite a long time off so I guess nothing in the near future. I was mistaken in thinking that was part of the deal but at some point from a business standpoint to engage fully in commerce with EU countries they will probably go with the EUR.