To the traveler's question, which seas are in Croatia, the geographical map gives the only answer: it is only one and is called the Adriatic. This sea got its name from the ancient city of Adria, which was once a port at the mouth of the Po River, and today it is located 25 kilometers from the coast due to river sediments of rock and silt into shallow sea water.
Blue like a wave of the Adriatic
Such a comparison can occur to anyone who has seen the Croatian sea at least once in his life. The endless blue of the sea, merging with the sky on the horizon and plunging the observer into a calm and unhurried contemplation - this is about the Adriatic. Against the background of its terracotta roof tiles and green trees look especially picturesque, and therefore photo shoots on the local riviera give rise to the greatest number of successful shots in the presence of any model.
Which sea washes Croatia?
And the answer to this question is certainly the word «clean». Croatian beaches are often awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Certificate for compliance with all environmental standards adopted in the EU countries. Here is a unique nature, which is a special pleasure to admire. Rocks and cozy coves on the coast are interspersed with sandy beaches, and pine groves create a unique aroma and even make the air healing in the literal sense of the word.
There are three main resort areas on the Adriatic Riviera in Croatia:
- South Dalmatia led by Dubrovnik.
- Central Dalmatia, among whose resorts Split and the island of Brac are especially famous.
- Istria is a peninsula where Pula and Porec dominate as the main recreation areas, and the island of Krk in the local water area is an excellent destination even for a one-day excursion from the mainland..
Croatian beaches are municipal, admission is free, and you will have to pay a small amount in euros for the rental of umbrellas and sun loungers. However, choosing a vacation in central Dalmatia, you can successfully hide from the sun in the shade of magnificent pine trees that grow here very close to the surf line.
- The Adriatic Sea in the Croatian region warms up to +26 degrees in summer, and the degree of its salinity exceeds the Black Sea almost twice.
- When asked which seas in Croatia, you can hear the answer «Mediterranean», which is quite true, because the Adriatic is part of it.
- The largest island of the Adriatic Sea in terms of area is Croatian Krk, with an area of more than 400 sq. Km..
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