The Adriatic Sea stretches from the northwest to the southeast and covers the area between the Balkan and Apennine Peninsulas in the length of 783 km. The average width of the Adriatic Sea is 170 km, and the average depth is 252 m. It is shallow in the northwest and much deeper in the south. The eastern part of the Adriatic Sea belongs to Croatia. It stretches from Prevlaka in the south and Cape Savudrija in the west including all the islands, islets and reefs along the coast, and the Palagruza archipelago.
Croatian coastline is one of the most indented coastlines in the world. It includes 1185 islands, islets and reefs. The largest island is the island of Krk. Other large islands include Cres, Brač, Hvar, Pag and Korčula. The largest peninsulas are Istria and Pelješac, and the largest bay is the Kvarner Bay. The length of the coastline including the islands, islets and reefs is 5,835 km.
Northern Croatia has the continental climate. Central Croatia has pre-mountainous and mountainous climate, and the coastal area has the Mediterranean climate (with dry and warm summers, and mild and humid winters).
The temperatures (in degrees Celsius) in winter range from -1° to 3°C in the continental zone, from -5° to 0°C in the mountain region, and from 5° to 10°C in the coastal region.
The temperatures (in degrees Celsius) in summer range from 22° to 26°C in the continental part of the country, 15° to 20°C in the mountain region, and 26° to 30°C in the coastal region.
With 2.600 hours of sunshine per year, the Adriatic Coast is one of the sunniest in the Mediterranean. The temperature of sea during the summer season is 25° to 27°C.
The most common winds are the north-eastern wind called bura that brings cold weather, the landward breeze called maestral, which announces nice weather and starts blowing at around 11AM, and jugo, the humid wind that blows from the southeast.
Town of Vodice is located in the middle of Adriatic coast, surrounded with many serene and pittoresque islands. Some islands still keep old traditions and traces of life as was lived centuries ago. Sailing and exploring hidden bays and and beaches is one of main tourist attractions.