Croatia is young country with incredible nature and mild Mediterranean climate. It is situated in South Europe, on the west coast of the Balkan Peninsula. Its capital is Zagreb. It borders on Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The country occupies an area of 56 542 sq.km. It has population of around 4,5 million people. Croatia has very disjointed coast line with many bays, peninsulas and islands. Croatia occupies significant part of the Adriatic coast, that in combination with the disjointed shore and warm climate make the country paradise for the tourists.
Climate of Croatia. Croatia has warm Mediterranean climate. The summer is long and hot. The winter is short and mild. This is one of the rainiest places in Europe.
In Split (on the coast) the daily temperatures in January are 10 °C. The hottest months are July and August. The daily temperatures can reach 31 °C and even more. The weather is hot from May to October.
During the autumn in November and December the daily temperatures are between 12 and 15 °C. In these months, falls the biggest part of the precipitations. The winter is mild.
The temperatures are around 10 °C in January and February. In March and April the temperatures are between 15 and 20 °C.
If you plan to visit this country, the best time is May, September and October. Don’t forget that the weather can be very hot every where around the Mediterranean Sea.
The coast line of Croatia is incredible long especially in comparison with its small territory. The coast is more than 5 800 km. This is approximately the distance between New York and Madrid.
This is because of the great number of inlets and peninsulas in the country. The character of the relief, contribute the development of the tourism in the coast cities.
The most interesting city in Croatia is Dubrovnik that is situated in the southern most part of the country. This is one of the charming places on the Mediterranean.
In the remote past, Dubrovnik has been one of the greatest cities in the world. It has been comparable only to Venice. The streets of Dubrovnik are narrow and the history can be felt in the air.
The houses are made of stone. The roofs are covered by red tiles. Of course, similar to every other medieval city, Dubrovnik has its fortifications. This contributes to the charm of the city.
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia. The metropolitan area of Zagreb is more than 1 100 000 people. This is the biggest city in the country. It is home to ¼ of the Croatian population.
It has good infrastructure, wide squares, beautiful fountains, green parks, cathedrals, modern buildings. This is typical European city. Modern and medieval.
If you ever been in Italy, you have to know that the atmosphere in Croatia is very similar. One of the most famous buildings in Zagreb is the cathedral in the center of the city. Its building started in the 11th century.
Croatia is world famous with its clean nature. This country is one of the less affected of the pollution in the world.
It is not secret that the Balkan nature is one of the wildest and most beautiful not only in Europe, but in the world. Stunning, beautiful forests cover the biggest part of the country. The mountains couldn’t be described by words. You have to see them.
But the most famous part of the Croatian nature is Dalmatia (or Dalmatian coast). Hundreds of beautiful green island, some of them unpopulated, dotted the coast of Croatia.
The Dalmatian dog gets his name of this coast. The coat of this dog is checkered by spots as well as the Dalmatian coast is checkered by islands.