Croatia as a destination







Croatia is modern European country with one of the most beautiful costliness in the world. It’s variety of Islands is absolutely fascinating. With 1244 island spread along 300 NM of wide corridors on east side of Adriatic see with gorgeous landscapes, it is just a place which no tourist can miss. Croatia is also a country full of great historical and cultural values.
In 2002 Government started building modern highways all around the country. Now, in 2009., almost every town and city in Croatia is connected with perhaps the best highway network in Europe.

Croatia has three major airports and few smaller ones with good connections to Europe. Bigger airports also host popular low cost airlines.
Except modern highway infrastructure, Croatia also has high level marinas and ports. When Croatian politics changed in year 2000, and started opening to foreign companies and banks, yacht charter business started to grow rapidly. Now in 2009. the number of yachts in charter grew 5 times in respect to 2000. It is likely that in Croatian charters you won’t find a boat older than 5 years.

Croatia is currently within top 5 world destinations regarding to charter business alongside Greece, Caribbean islands, Spain and Australia. At the same time extreme growth of the number of yachts in Croatia also brings profit to sailing sports. During whole year there are many local or national inshore or offshore regattas.
The weather in Croatia can be described as Mediterranean. The springs and summers are very sunny, windy, and out of the season the weather is variable.
MONTH 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
7,8 8,1 10,5 14,0 19,0 22,9 25,7 25,4 21,4 17,1 12,4 9,2
Daylight hours
in month
130,9 147,8 187,2 216,4 273 307,2 350,2 324,5 247,9 197 131 113,7
Falls (mm) 78,2 62,3 62,2 63,1 55,1 49,9 26,2 41,5 70,2 77,8 113,4 103,7
Sunny clear days - 100%
7 7 7 6 7 8 15 16 12 10 6 7
Rain days 11 10 10 11 9 9 6 5 7 9 12 12
Hot days (Tmax>25°C) 0 0 0 1 9 22 30 29 16 1 0 0
Cold days (Tmin<0°C) 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
The bura (bora) and the jugo-siroco (jugo-scirocco) are the main winds on the Adriatic. They prevail in the winter period from September to May. The prevailing wind in the summer is the maestral. The bora is a cold and dry north-easterly wind. It blows from the continent, i.e. from the eastern side of the Adriatic towards the open sea and brings bright weather. It starts abruptly and blows in squalls toward the sea. It is strongest in the Velebit Channel and the Gulf of Trieste.
In the summer the bora blows as a local wind and then lasts only a few days. In the winter it may continue for 6 - 14 days.

The jugo is a warm, humid east-southeast wind. It is accompanied by heavy clouds and rain. It is not a sudden wind like the bora but takes 36-38 hours to develop. It blows throughout the Adriatic. In the summer it may appear as a local wind and is more frequent in the southern part of the Adriatic. Between March and June it blows in the north as well.

The maestral is a local wind which blows from the sea, mostly in the summer. It usually starts between 10 and 11 in the morning and reaches its greatest strength between 2 and 3 in the afternoon to die down at sunset. It brings good weather. It is usually accompanied by white clouds.
The burin, a north-easterly, blows in the summer from the mainland.
The tramontana is a type of bora; it is a northerly.
Another type of bora is the easterly levante.
Pulenat blows from west and lebic from south-west.
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