18 Aug Nautical tourism
Nautical tourism represents one of the most attractive forms of tourism in Croatia. Since the Croatian coastline consists of numerous islands, beaches, natural resorts, ports and bays, it does attract attention of many.
The Croatian coast, one of the most developed Mediterranean coasts, with its numerous coves, beaches, bays, ports and many harbors is a paradise for boaters. The naturally heterogeneous Croatian coast allows for relaxation and accommodation in diverse settings. Along the Croatian coast, there are 718 islands, 389 cliffs and 78 reefs. Approximately 60 islands are inhabited year-round; these islands make up a surface area of 3300 km2. The average sea temperature in the winter is 10o Celsius, and the summer temperatures are from of 22 to 27o Celsius. The islands are dominated by a Mediterranean climate with warm and dry summers, and cool and moderately rainy winters. The average annual temperature of the Adriatic Sea is 17o Celsius, and with an annual average of 2,600 hours of sunshine, the Adriatic and its islands are among the sunniest regions of Europe.