Croatia (Croatian: Hrvatska) is a country situated in Southeast Europe. It is to the east side of the Adriatic Sea, to the east of Italy. It is also bordered by Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, Serbia in the east, and Montenegro to the south.

Geographically diverse; flat agricultural plains along the Hungarian border (Central European area), low mountains and highlands near the Adriatic coastline and islands. There are 1,246 islands; the largest ones are Krk and Cres. The highest point is Dinara, at 1,830m.


Northern Croatia has a temperate continental climate whereas the central and upland regions have a mountainous climate. The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter is cold and snowy in central and northern regions. The average temperature inland in January ranges from -10° to 5°C and in August, from 19° to 39°C. The average temperature at the seaside is higher: in January, from 6°C to 11°C and in August from 21°C to 39°C.

The best time to visit

The best time to visit Croatia, to avoid the heat, crowds and inflated tourist prices, is April, May, June, September and October.

Roads and Riding

The 1.778 km long Croatian coastline together with its islands ranks amongst the most intricately indented coastlines in the world. Nowhere else throughout Mediterranean will you find so many islands, bays, coves, picturesque beaches and cliffs gilded with sunshine. The coast is pure pleasure to ride. The roads are good and fast, with a few hairpin turns.

Tours which concern Croatia:

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Capital city: Zagreb
Official language: Croatian
National currency: Kuna (HRK)
Climate: Mediterranean and temperate continental
Time zone: Central European Time (GMT +1)
Visa, documents: Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only.
Electricity: 220 V / 50 Hz