A Mediterranean paradise where you can rent a boat
Croatia is a country that offers mountainous and beach landscapes, where spending a few holiday days is a truly pleasant and complete experience. It has become one of the most popular European beach destinations in recent years and offers activities for everyone. Not only the capital, Zagreb, but many coastal cities like Split, Zadar and Dubrovnik will make you fall in love.
What to do in Croatia? Recreational options in Croatia are endless due to the diversity of its landscapes. Moreover, the Croatian government is working to turn the country into a major tourist destination, so that visitors receive a very good treatment. History has left in Croatia thousands of places to visit. Dubrovnik is perhaps one of the most well-known for the walled city of Ragusa, where the twelfth century structures are preserved. Of course there is a reason why Dubrovnik is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Split is also a very attractive city thanks to its monuments, such as Diocletian's Palace or the medieval city.
If you choose boat rentals in Croatia, the alternatives offered by the sea are varied. You can enjoy sailing along the edge of the cost of the thousand islands and islets that this country has.
In addition, the waters of the Adriatic are rich in marine life, so this is a good place for snorkeling or diving. Regattas are also popular there.
Croatian gastronomy has Italian, Slavic and Turkish influences, as well as from the rest of the Mediterranean. This is the way to achieve a mixture of flavors that makes it unique. Products from the sea are essential in the Croatian cuisine, and fish and seafood fished in its waters is of excellent quality. The meat is also very popular as part of the Croatian diet. Dishes of roast chicken, pork or lamb are very tasty. And also sausages such as cevapi or kulen stand out.
Weather and navigation in Croatia
- Boating season The sailing season in Croatia lasts from May to October, coinciding with the best weather in the Mediterranean and with European holidays.
- Temperature Temperatures in Croatia vary depending on the area, but usually the maritime part of the country enjoys the benefits of the Mediterranean climate.
In the coastal cities, the average summer temperatures are between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius, but the higher values ??can be around 35°. In winter the averages are about 6 or 7 degrees, and spring and autumn are very nice.
- Rainfall Autumn is the rainiest season in Croatia, and in the coastal area there can be more than 15 days of rain a month. However, in the summer rain is practically nonexistent, with an average of four days of rain in July and three in August.
There are up to 13 hours of daily sunshine during these months, and navigation in these conditions is very pleasant.
- Sea temperature The sea temperature in Croatia usually exceeds 20 degrees in every month of the boating season, between May and October.
The month with the warmer water is August, when the average is around 25 degrees. The water temperature in winter is around 14 degrees Celsius.
- Wind The most frequent summer wind is the Mistral. It is a wind that blows from the northwest, moderate intensity, and helps to cool the atmosphere.
In addition, it is ideal for sailing and will be a wonderful ally if you decide to choose boat rentals in Croatia. By contrast, in the winter months it blows the Bora, north-northeast. It reaches very high speeds and it is best to avoid it to prevent problems at sea.
How to get in Croatia
- By Plane Croatia has several international airports throughout its geography. You can land in Zagreb (ZAG), the capital, but also in cities closer to the coast like Split (SPU), Dubrovnik (DBV), Zadar (ZAD), Pula (PUY) or Rijeka (RJK). Most European countries as well as Israel and Qatar offer direct flights.
If you are traveling from another country of Africa, Asia or Oceania you need to make stops. Croatia Airlines, the national carrier and member of Star Alliance, offers flights from major European capitals and cities, such as Madrid, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Amsterdam and Zurich. Supply and frequency of flights to the coastal cities of Croatia and Split increase in the summer months.
- By Boat If you choose boat rentals in Croatia, a good way to get the country and being already in a port is travelling by boat. You can travel by boat to Croatia from the Italian cities of Venice, Bari and Ancona. In addition, there are dozens of internal lines between Croatian mainland cities and the hundreds of islands of the country. - By Train Departing from Europe, there are several countries with train lines to get directly to Croatia. They are the closest: Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Germany.
- By Road Spain, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Montenegro are countries from which you can depart by bus to several cities in Croatia. It can also be reached by private vehicle. The roads are in good condition and well maintained but often have curves, so it is advisable to maintain a moderate speed. Many European highways or E-roads pass through Croatia to connect with the rest of the continent, as the E60 between Sweden and Turkey, the E70 between Spain and Georgia, the E69 starting in Prague and ending in Zagreb, or the E71 between Slovakia and Split.