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Getting Kuna on a Sunday (ATM's in Croatia)

We will be crossing the border (at Kastel) from Slovenia into Croatia on a Sunday. Does anyone know if there are ATM's or currency exchanges at the border? Our destination is Pula and I'm sure we can find an ATM there I just want to have some kuna just in case we need to pay cash for something enroute. Thanks for any info you can provide.

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I was in Buje, Croatia last week. It's a fairly regular little town (despite being a "hill town") - I know there is a super market there. There has to be an ATM or two, but I don't remember.

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I just returned from there. Crossed the border several times. Do not recall seeing any atms at the border crossings. Most will take Euros, so just have some of them available until you find an atm. Could probably get some at your bank at home before leaving.

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Mary, I saw lots of "No Euros" signs at attractions in Croatia (e.g. when paying to park at Motovun). So I would not count on being able to use Euros. But finding an ATM in one of the towns should really not be so hard. The locals use them too.

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Our tour groups don't attempt to get cash at the border crossing, since they don't need it until evening. I also feel certain that you'll find an ATM at your destination or another stop en-route.

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Thanks to everyone for the replies. Do the petrol stations in Croatia take credit cards?

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Every petrol station in Croatia (and Bosnia) I stopped at accepted credit cards. You pump your gas outside first then go inside to pay, at least at all of the places I stopped.

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I think it is because of the security angle that in every country I know in Europe, it is petrol stations that have been early adopters of credit cards. When you consider just how much the average petrol station takes in any one day, not having large amounts of cash on the premises, often in remote locations, makes credit cards a very attractive proposition.

Being a cautious traveller, while I expect to be able to use a credit card in all Croatian petrol stations, I normally have cash to cover a purchase in case the point-of-sale terminal has failed, which is not unknown after thunderstorms.