7th CROATIAN CONGRESS OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

24, 04, 2017.

7th CROATIAN CONGRESS OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS

(with international participation) Porec, Croatia, Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2017

It is my great honor and pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee, to participate at the 7th Croatian Congress of Laboratory Diagnostics, with international participation, to be held in Porec, Croatia, September 27 – October 1, 2017.

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT (pdf)

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT (pdf)

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Content:

Home
Congress Info
General Informations
Program and Topics
Abstracts Submission
Registration
Accommodation
Payment Methods
Contact Us
How to Reach Us?

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Dear colleagues and friends,

It is my great honour and pleasure to invite you, on behalf of the Congress Organizing Committee, to participate at the 7th Croatian Congress of Laboratory Diagnostics with international participation, to be held in Porec, Croatia, September 27 – October 1, 2017.

Our profession plays a vital role in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients, in monitoring, development of new tests and in surveillance of diseases of public health importance. The theme for the 7th Congress: “Laboratory and Clinical Medicine – Theory, Innovations and Practice” is therefore highly relevant and important.

Congress is multidisciplinary, designed as a bridge between scientists and experts of different specialities (BLSs, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists, Medical Scientists, Clinical Pathologists, Cytologists, Microbiologists, Molecular Biologists, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, as well as Laboratory Suppliers from all fields of Laboratory Medicine and Technology).

The Congress will be organized in plenary sessions, symposia, oral presentations and poster sections, workshops and coordinated discussions, which will be great opportunity for all participants to exchange information related to scientific research, new ideas and technologies and their implementation in science or everyday diagnostic/clinical practice. We hope that the selected topics and active participation of renowned national and international experts will be sufficient invitation for all participants.

It is our wish to use part of the time for pleasant contacts during the Congress and for sightseeing. Istria offers a wealth of amazing historical sites surrounded by untouched nature. The ancient town of Porec, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Its attractive historic centre features the most distinctive monument of Early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean area: the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast.

Finally, allow me to invite you to our beautiful country, to join us on Congress, to actively participate, meet other colleagues, share your knowledge and experience and create social and professional networks and friendship.

Looking forward to seeing you in Porec, Croatia!

With kind regards

Mirjana Stupnisek
Assistant professor, PhD, MLT
Congress Organizing Committee President
CLA President

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CONGRESS INFORMATIONS

ORGANIZER
Croatian Laboratory Association – CLA (HLU)

CO-ORGANIZERS
Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
University Hospital for Infectious Diseases „Dr. Fran Mihaljevic“ Zagreb

PARTNERS
International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science – IFBLS
European Biosafety Association – EBSA

UNDER THE AUSPICIES
International Federation of Biomedical Laboratory Science
Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia

CONGRESS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
President: Mirjana Stupnisek
Vice-presidents: Stefica Klisuric, Aleksandar Vcev
Members: Dijana Varganovic, Ante Gambiraza, Katarina Pajtak,
Sanja Bozic, Damir Sebo, Marinko Zulj,
Janna Malseed (Canada)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order)
Katica Anic (Croatia), Anne Berndt (Sweden), Domagoj Drenjancevic (Croatia), Vincent S. Gallicchio (USA), Chuan-Liang Kao (Taiwan), Kyoko Komatsu (Japan), Damir Marjanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Alemka Markotic (Croatia), Alba Marzo (Italy), Ivan Milas (Croatia), Cathy Otto (USA), Marie Nora Roald (Norway), Sven Seiwerth (Croatia), ), Predrag Sikiric (Croatia), Mirjana Stupnisek (Croatia), Aleksandar Vcev (Croatia), Philippe Vielh (France), Dionysis Vourtsis (Greece), Marinko Zulj (Croatia)

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT (Congress Informations, Abstracts Submission):
Croatian Laboratory Association – CLA
(Hrvatska laboratorijska udruga – HLU)
Address: Kameniti stol 30A, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: ++ 385 1 4580 626
Fax: ++ 385 1 4580 965
Mob: ++385 91 3714 610
E-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com

PCO (Registration, Hotel Accommodation and Transfer):

BIZZ putovanja d.o.o.
Mitnicka 3, 10040 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Phone: +385 1 4111 909
Mobile: +385 91 540 3390
Contact: Sanja Vranes
E-mail: sanja@bizztravel.biz

CONGRESS WEB SITE:
http://www.hlu.hr

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GENERAL INFORMATIONS

Congress venue:
Valamar Diamant Hotel Porec 4*
Brulo 1, HR-52440 Poreč, Croatia

Official languages:
Croatian and English
(Simultaneous translation will not be provided)

Technical equipment:
Overhead projector for PC (Microsoft Power Point file for Windows)

Types of presentation:
• Plenary lectures 30 min
• Oral presentation 10 min
• Poster presentation 5 min

(The organizers reserve the final decision for acceptance, categorization and type of
presentation of submitted papers. The authors will be notified by July 25th, 2017.)

Official Letter of Invitation:
Official Letters of Invitation, which are intended to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries, to be used for visa application and for your employer, will be issued on request to the Organizing Committee. Such letters do not imply commitment of financial or other support by the organizers, and the recipient is expected to register to the congress.
Please send your request to the Organizing Committee e-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com

Certificate of Attendance:
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all registered participants.

Exhibition:
During the Congress, an exhibition of medical equipment, instruments and material will be organised in the exhibit space of the hotel. Companies interested in advertising their products should contact the Congress Organizer.

Insurance and Liability:
The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for medical expenses, accidents, or losses or unexpected damage to property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress or during all tours and events. Participants are strongly advised to arrange their own insurance for health and accidents, lost luggage, and trip cancellations.

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PROGRAM AND CONGRESS TOPICS

A comprehensive program which includes plenary lectures, panel discussion, free papers, oral presentations, posters and symposia have been planned and it will cover major disciplines in Biomedical Laboratory Science. Speakers of national and international repute will be invited to share there experiences and expertise with all participants.
The Organizing Committee cordially invite to present your oral/ poster paper at the congress.

PRELIMINARY TIMETABLE (.pdf) is available here
(Please note: sessions and times are subject to change)

THEME:

Highlights:

“Laboratory and Clinical Medicine – Theory, Innovations and Practice”

Congress Topics:
1. Education, Management, CPD, International BLSs Mobility
2. Quality Control and Quality Assurance
3. Haematology, Coagulation
4. Microbiology, Parasitology, Virology, Antibiotic Resistence
5. Infectious Diseases, Blood-borne Diseases, STD
6. Biosafety, Biosecurity, Patient Safety, Nosocomial Infections
7. Molecular Biology, Forensic Medicine, Genetics
8. Cytology, Histology, Pathology
9. Immunology, Immunohaematology, Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)
10. Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology
11. Ecology, Epidemiology, Sanitary Engineering, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
12. Personalized Medicine
13. Evidence Based Medicine
14. Experimental Methods in Biomedical Research
15. Free topics

CALL FOR PAPERS

You are cordially invited to submit the abstract of your presentation via e-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com

Abstracts/papers must be written in English or Croatian and should be formatted according to the Instructions for abstracts submission available on this web site.

Abstract received by June 15th, 2017 will be considered under the standard review process.
Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their contribution by June 25th, 2017.
Post-deadline abstracts can be accepted only in a limited number after individual agreement with the author(s).

Deadline extended until July 30, 2017

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ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com
The Abstract (summary) sent via e-mail must be in the form of a Word document attached.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION
These instructions are designed to assist you in preparing your abstract submission (use Microsoft Word for Windows). They provide all the information you require to comply with the 7th Croatian Congress of Laboratory Diagnostics.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for presentation (oral or poster). Abstract received by June 15th, 2017 will be considered under the standard review process. Abstract will be used by the Scientific Program Committee for the composition of the scientific program. To ensure that your abstract is properly positioned in the program, if accepted, the abstract should clearly and concisely state the problem addressed, the methodology used and the main conclusions.
All papers should be submitted and presented in English or Croatian.

Kindly note that the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until July 30, 2017
Deadline for Early Registration extension is available to authors only until August 10, 2017.

Title:
The abstract title should be left aligned over the main body. The font is Times New Roman 12 point in bold. Abbreviation must not be used in the title.

Author(s):
Author names should be in new line, left aligned over the main body, 12 point with the name of the presenting author underlined and indicate contact person with * (and provide his/her e-mail address at the bottom of the abstract).
The name of each author must include the first name, followed by the last name. No titles (Dr, MD, PhD, etc.) should be added.

Author Affiliation:
Author affiliations (institution, city and country) should be in 12 point Italic with regular line spacing. Authors from different institutions should be identified by superscript numeral index (1,2,3,…) at the end of that author’s name and at the beginning of the institution name..

Text of the Abstracts:
The body of the text should commence 2 lines below the last affiliation. The abstract should be less than 350 words and typed in 12 point Times New Roman using single space.
The use of tables or figures is not allowed.
Standard abbreviations can be used. Abbreviation must be defined by placing them in parentheses after the full word the first time they appear.
Use numerals to indicate numbers except when beginning sentences.
Non-proprietary (generic) names, written in lower-case letters, are required the first time a drug is mentioned.
When used the headings of ˝Background˝, ˝Methods˝, ˝Results˝ and ˝Conclusions˝ should be in bold.

At the bottom of the abstract indicate:
– key words
– e-mail address for the contact*
– preference of presentation (oral/poster)
– topic /scientific field (please, select number from the list of Congress topics)

Abstracts should be written in English or Croatian.
The abstracts will not be edited. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the author. Papers must be in their final form so as to exclude the need for corrections in proof.
All abstracts will be published in the Abstract book.
Designated presenting author (of either an oral or poster paper) MUST be registered for the 7th CLA Congress and have paid the required registration fee by August 20, 2017 in order to remain in the Final program. Failure to register will result in your abstract(s) being withdrawn from the congress.

Abstract deadlines: June 15, 2017  July 30, 2017

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com

Submission Confirmation:
An acknowledgement of the receipt of an abstract will automatically be sent to the presenting author by e-mail upon submission. It is the responsibility of each individual to verify the acknowledgements and carefully review the abstracts.

Notification of Acceptance: June 25, 2017

Post-deadline
abstracts can be accepted only in a limited number after individual agreement with the author(s).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKERS AND POSTER PRESENTERS

Presentation:
Invited lectures: 30 min
Oral presentation: 10 min
Poster presentation: 5 min

Technical Equipment:
Overhead projector for PC (Microsoft Power Point file for Windows)

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:
Speakers are kindly asked to prepare their oral presentations using PC program Microsoft Power Point file for Windows, and to give their presentations to official person (technical support person) in congress hall at least one hour before their lecture.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area on poster panelling. Posters would be 0.90 m wide x 1,2 m high. The authors will bring the posters in person. Supplies for mounting of posters will be provided by the Organizer.

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REGISTRATION

Registration is required for all participants.

The participants are asked to fill out the Registration Form:
ON LINE: click here

or

• Download Registration form (word doc.): click here
Fill out (name and family name, institution, address, city, country, phone, fax, e-mail, etc.) and send by fax: ++385 1 4102 079 or e-mail: sanja@bizztravel.biz

(Notice: Designated presenting author (of either an oral or poster paper) MUST be registered for the congress and have paid the required registration fee by August 20, 2017 in order to remain in the Final program.)

REGISTRATION FEES:

CATEGORY Before June 30, 2017 After July 01, 2017 On site
CLA members* 850 HRK (~115 €) 1.150 HRK (~ 155 €) 1.350 HRK (~ 180 €)
Other participants 1.450 HRK (~ 195 €) 1.750 HRK (~ 235 €) 1.950 HRK (~ 260 €)
Accompanying persons 850 HRK (~ 115 €) 1.150 HRK (~ 155 €) 1.350 HRK (~ 180 €)

Registration fees are necessary and are obligates for all participants.

Registration fee (CLA/HLU members and other participants) includes: admittance to all congress sessions and exhibition; congress materials (Final programme and Abstract book); congress bag; certificate of attendance; coffee breaks; social events, opening and closing ceremony.

Registration fee (accompanying persons) includes: social events, opening and closing ceremony.

Students interested in attending the congress should first report to the Congress Secretariat.

Cancellation of registration:
Registration must be canceled in writing. Any cancellation must be sent by email to: sanja@bizztravel.biz

– Up to 21 days before Congress – 30% penalty
– 20-0 days before Congress – 100% penalty

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ACCOMMODATION

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
For congress participants, hotel accommodation is secured upon specialy agreed prices in Valamar Diamant Hotel Poreč 4*
Brulo 1, HR-52440 Porec, Croatia

Accommodation reservation is necessary.

The participants are asked to fill out the Registration Form:
ON LINE: click here

or

• Download Registration form (word doc.): click here
Fill out (name and family name, institution, address, city, country, phone, fax, e-mail, etc.) and send by fax: ++385 1 4102 079 or e-mail: sanja@bizztravel.biz

Valamar Diamant Hotel is only a 10 minute stroll away from the historic centre of Porec. Surrounded by pine forests and pristine beaches, it offers the right balance of recreation, relaxation and exceptional buffet dining, including dietary meals. The Hotel’s recreational activities are second to none, especially when it comes to biking. It features a sports hall, outdoor pool, heated indoor pool and a wellness and beauty centre.

Hotel accommodation for congress participants is arranged upon special prices in double “Standard” rooms at Valamar Diamant Hotel Poreč (4* hotel). Rooms can be used as “double use” (accommodation for two persons) or as “single use” (1/1, accommodation for one person).

Valamar Diamant Hotel 4* – accomodation PRICES (per room per day)
Standard room „double use“ –  (for two persons) 780 HRK (104 €)
Standard room „single use“  –  (for one person) 630 HRK (84 €)

Optional: Supplement for buffet lunch is 75 HRK (10 €) per person per day.

Important:
– Price is per room per day
– Residence tax and VAT is included in the price
– Check in 14:00 / Check out 10:00
– If your choice is “double use“ room accommodation please specify the name of the person you will be sharing it with, otherwise you shall be charged for a “single use” room.
– Reservation should be made not later than August 25, 2017.
– After 08/25/2017 Organizer does not guarantee the availability of rooms and the same depending on hotel occupancy at the time of receipt of booking and payment of the full amount.

Cancellation of accommodation:
Accomodation must be canceled in writing. Any cancellation must be sent by email to: sanja@bizztravel.biz

• 35-20 days before arrival – penalty 50% of total costs
• 19-7 days before arrival – penalty 75% of total costs
• 6-0 days prior to arrival and NoShow – penalty 100% of total costs

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PAYMENT METHODS

Registration, hotel accommodation and transfer info

For further informations please contact:

BIZZ putovanja d.o.o.
Mitnicka 3, 10040 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Phone: +385 1 4111 909
Mobile: +385 91 540 3390
Contact: Sanja Vranes
E-mail: sanja@bizztravel.biz

Payment should be made:

By bank transfer

Bank name: Zagrebačka banka, Croatia
IBAN: HR1723600001102240649
SWIFT CODE: ZABA HR 2X
Beneficiary: BIZZ putovanja d.o.o.
Mitnicka 3, HR-10040 Zagreb, Croatia
OIB: 04194636066
Contact: + 385 91 540 3390
Purpose: 201709 – 7. congress HLU 2017 (Be sure to verify the registrant’s name when sending the fee)
All bank charges are to be paid by registrants.

Credit cards are accepted: Amex,, Visa, Diners, Master

In exceptional cases, with prior arrangement with the organizer On site payments will be accepted as well.

Important:
– payments should clearly state the participant’s name(s)
– for summary payment orders, please enclose a list of names
– payment or proof of payment should accompany the registration form
– all bank charges are to be paid by registrants

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CONTACT US

For further information please contact us:

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT (Congress Info, Abstracts Submission):

Croatian Laboratory Association – CLA
(Hrvatska laboratorijska udruga – HLU)
Address: Kameniti stol 30A, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone: ++ 385 1 4580 626
Fax: ++ 385 1 4580 965
Mob: ++385 91 3714 610
E-mail: kongres2017hlu@gmail.com

PCO (Registration, Hotel Accommodation and Transfer):

BIZZ putovanja d.o.o.
Mitnicka 3, 10040 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Phone: +385 1 4111 909
Mobile: +385 91 540 3390
Contact: Sanja Vranes
E-mail: sanja@bizztravel.biz

CONGRESS WEB SITE:
http://www.hlu.hr

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HOW TO REACH US?

Congress Venue:

Valamar Diamant Hotel Poreč
Address: Brulo 1, HR-52440 Poreč, Croatia

GPS coordinates:
latitude: 45° 12’ 50’’ N (45.214019444444446 N)
longitude: 13° 35’ 59’’ E (13.599813888888888E)

Map and directions:
http://www.valamar.com/en/hotels-porec/valamar-diamant-hotel/map-directions

Location:
Valamar Diamant Hotel is only a 10 minute stroll away from the historic centre of Poreč. Surrounded by pine forests and pristine beaches, it offers the right balance of recreation, relaxation and exceptional buffet dining, including dietary meals. The Hotel’s recreational activities are second to none, especially when it comes to biking. It features a sports hall, outdoor pool, heated indoor pool and a wellness and beauty centre.

During summer, guests can relax on nearby Brulo Beach or by the outdoor pool, walk by the sea, or take the tourist train to the centre of town. Guests can work out in our fitness centre with 40 modern machines and then relax in the steam bath, jacuzzi and large pool with geysers and waterfalls in our wellness centre. Whichever type of holiday you choose, our friendly and attentive staff will make sure you have a pleasant stay.

City of Poreč – History:
The ancient town of Poreč, one of Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations, is located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. Its attractive historic centre features the most distinctive monument of Early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean area: the 6th-century Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most impressive sacral buildings on the Adriatic coast.

Poreč developed on a small symmetrical peninsula long before the arrival of the Histrians, an Illyrian tribe. Today the centre of the old city is located on this small peninsula. With the arrival of the Histrians the area surrounding the present-day city was settled, and thanks to a naturally protected harbour the construction of a harbour-centre was enabled and Poreč could develop unhindered. Preserved records by Ancient Greek historians and geographers from the 6th and 4th centuries BC mention a small fishing village, and archaeological findings tell us of the homes of the people of the time.
A Roman settlement was constructed around the 2nd century BC which, with the natural harbour, developed into a military fort over time. The silhouette of a city is visible in the geometrically symmetrical placement of the streets. The City of Poreč has preserved this appearance with the main streets Cardo Maximus and Decumanus as well as the centrally located Forum. Poreč was granted city or municipio status, during the first half of the 1st century and was granted the name Colonia Iulia Parentium.

During Roman rule in the area of Poreč, in the 3rd century the first bishop of Poreč, Bishop Mavar, was a victim of one of the Christian persecutions. After a cruel martyr’s death the Bishop was declared a saint and the City’s patron.
Since then and until the present day Poreč has maintained its status as a diocese. In the 4th century an early Christian cathedral was built at the place where Bishop Mavar suffered his martyrdom. One hundred years later it was renovated and in the 6th century Bishop Euphrasius ordered the construction of a basilica – this basilica is today considered a famous building and is a true architectural treasure. Since 1998 it has been an UNESCO protected site.
Slavs settled in Istria, Poreč and its surrounding area in the 7th century. Poreč had a city-government as early as the 12th century and the first City Statute dates from around the year 1250. The longest ruler in Poreč was the Venetian Republic which ruled for about five hundred years. With the fall of Venice Poreč came under Austrian rule, and quickly after in 1805 came under French administration after Napoleon’s conquest. From 1815 to 1918 Poreč came under Austrian rule once more. The City’s reputation grew when the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy declared Poreč the capital city of Istria and made it the seat of the regional government and the location of the Istrian Parliament.
Up until the middle of the 20th century a number of governments, monarchs and states changed hands. The area of Poreč was ruled by Ostrogoths, was the seat of Frankish rule, Aquileian Patriarchs, the Venetian Republic, Austria, Napoleon’s Illyrians and the Kingdom of Italy. In 1943 Poreč and the rest of Istria were joined to Croatia, a constituent state of Yugoslavia which in 1990 became an independent state.
Euphrasius Basilica is the most valuable cultural monument in Poreč. It was built on the remains of an earlier tri-naval basilica, in the first half of the 6th century, during the period of Bishop Euphrasius, whose name it bears. Visitors’ tours are possible everyday except during religious rituals. It is possible to climb up to the steeple and view Poreč and its surroundings. The complex of the Euphrasian Basilica represents a significant global monument acknowledged by UNESCO organisation in the year 1997.
Poreč, one of Istria’s most renowned tourist destinations, manages to balance the authentic charm of a small coastal town filled with magnificent historical sites, with the perks and exciting features modern and active travellers expect. Spread across 37 km of stunning coastline, Poreč Riviera offers a vast array of accommodation choices from family resorts, camping sites, apartments to villas and lighthouses, all surrounded by untouched nature and beaches suited to every taste.

HOW TO REACH US?

Poreč is located on Istrian western coast, between towns Umag and Novigrad on north, and Rovinj on south. Poreč is easy to reach by car, bus or plane – the motorway network Istrian Ypsilon is developed and of high quality but if you prefer flying to your holiday, the nearest airport is in Pula (about 60 km distance).

BY CAR
Get directions on: http://www.valamar.com/en/hotels-porec/valamar-diamant-hotel/map-directions

Distances from major cities (airports):
Zagreb – Poreč 264 km
Pula – Poreč 52 km
Trst – Poreč 112 km
Venecija – Poreč 220 km
Ljubljana – Poreč 190 km

BY PLANE
If you chose an airplane for your arrival to Poreč at website http://www.valamar.com/en/hotels-porec/valamar-diamant-hotel/map-directions we provide you with the opportunity to search through all flights to Poreč.

Airport Pula (PUY), Croatia, 52 km from Poreč
Airport Franjo Tuđman (ZAG), Zagreb, Croatia, 264 km od Poreča
Airporto Ronchi dei Legionari (TRS), Friulia Venezia Giulia, Trieste, Italy, 112 km from Poreč
Marco Polo Airport (VCE), Venice, Italy, 220 km from Poreč
Brnik Airport (LJU), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 190 km from Poreč

BY TRAIN
If you have chosen to arrive in Poreč by train, on this page you can find the closest railway station.

Pazin, 33 km from Poreč, + 385 52 624 310
Pula, 52 km from Poreč, + 385 52 541 733
Rijeka, 100 km from Poreč, + 385 51 211 111
Kopar, Slovenia, 55 km from Poreč, + 386 66 31 221

OTHER INFORMATIONS

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 1000 Kuna banknotes.

Foreign currencies:
can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks.

Credit Cards:
All major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club and American Express) are widely accepted.

Power supply: 220 V, 50 Hz
Our guests should note that power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type and that a socket adapter is therefore required.

Water:
Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.

The telephone code for Croatia is +385.

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

Travel documentation:
A valid passport or some other identification document recognised by international agreement; for certain countries a personal identity card is sufficient (i.e. a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer).

For more information (visa regime):
Diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia: www.mvep.hr

http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

All questions regarding Croatia’s visa regime can be submitted at: vize@mvep.hr