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Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Used everywhere, very safe. - Apr 8, 2016
I used my credit card and withdrew money from ATMs all over Croatia and never had a single problem. Obviously, you want to exercise basic common sense. Biggest problem with using a credit card is that some smaller guest houses and restaurants would accept payment in cash only, but even in these cases there was usually an ATM around the corner. - Aug 5, 2014
Lots of places don't take credit cards but ATM's are no issue. - Jun 16, 2014
ATMs are good. We use them daily in the city and at the Embassy. - Feb 18, 2014
It's safe. Most restaurants and stores accept cards, while many cafes and smaller establishments don't. - Jan 25, 2012
They are everywhere and are safe to use. - Dec 16, 2011
ATMs are scattered throughout the city and all are relatively safe. - Oct 16, 2010
They are readily available. I have not heard of scams or problems like for examples in Italy. - Mar 2, 2009