Adriatic Sea

Adriatic sea satellite
Satellite image

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. The Adriatic Sea is a part of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Adriatic is a relatively warm sea – its temperature does not fall below 11 ° C. Transparency is also great; at some spots you can see up to 50 meters!

Palagruža
Palagruža

One of the characteristics of the Croatian coast is a very great diversity of the coastline. Croatian part of the coast is extremely high (along the coast many mountains, hills and reefs are settled), while the Italian coast is quite low. Diversity of the coast is a result of sinking mountain relief forms of dissolution of ice after the Ice Age (when the sea level has risen up100 m, and the mountain peaks of the former have become islands, bays and valleys and sea-going). As a result, the direction of providing the island follows the direction of providing a mountain on the mainland. This phenomenon was first noticed on the coast of Dalmatia (Croatia), and throughout the world, it is called the Dalmatian type of coast. You can enjoy on the beach on +30 degrees Celsius, and in a half an hour you can be on the top of the mountain freezing at +5 degrees :-).

Marinkovac
Marinkovac

Currents in the Adriatic Sea are warm and they flow along the Croatian coast from the south to the north, then they come to Italy and flow from north to south. Tides are not overly expressed.

Adriatic Sea is considered as the cleanest sea in Europe. With many islands, especially on the Croatian part of the coast (more than 1100 islands), Adriatic sea is a perfect place to sail. You just need to rent a boat and sail away to visit beautiful islands, enjoy breath-taking sunsets or enjoy delicious Dalmatian cuisine.

See more photos of the Adriatic sea and islands on our Flickr profile