Location & Climate
The town of Vodice is a tourist centre famous for its lively and various tourist offer and pleasant people.
It is a coastal town located in a wide bay, 11 km northwest from the town of Šibenik, the centre of Šibenik-knin County.
The town of Vodice numbers 10,000 inhabitants, and is considered an ideal place for vacation where everyone can find something that they will enjoy.
Croatia is a Central European country located on the Adriatic coast. It stretches, in the shape of an arch, from the River Danube in the northeast, through Istria in the west to Boka Kotorska in the south. Croatia is located at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Many important international routes run through Croatia.
Croatia covers the area of 56,542 sq km, with the additional area of the belonging territorial waters of 31,067 sq km. Croatia numbers 4,437,460 inhabitants. The capital of Croatia is the town of Zagreb which numbers 779,145 citizens.
The Adriatic Sea stretches from the northwest to the southeast and covers the area between the Balkan and Apennine Peninsulas in the length of 783 km. The average width of the Adriatic Sea is 170 km, and the average depth is 252 m. It is shallow in the northwest and much deeper in the south. The eastern part of the Adriatic Sea belongs to Croatia. It stretches from Prevlaka in the south and Cape Savudrija in the west including all the islands, islets and reefs along the coast, and the Palagruza archipelago.
Croatian coastline is one of the most indented coastlines in the world. It includes 1185 islands, islets and reefs. The largest island is the island of Krk. Other large islands include Cres, Brač, Hvar, Pag and Korčula. The largest peninsulas are Istria and Pelješac, and the largest bay is the Kvarner Bay. The length of the coastline including the islands, islets and reefs is 5,835 km.
Northern Croatia has the continental climate. Central Croatia has pre-mountainous and mountainous climate, and the coastal area has the Mediterranean climate (with dry and warm summers, and mild and humid winters).
The temperatures (in degrees Celsius) in winter range from -1° to 3°C in the continental zone, from -5° to 0°C in the mountain region, and from 5° to 10°C in the coastal region.
The temperatures (in degrees Celsius) in summer range from 22° to 26°C in the continental part of the country, 15° to 20°C in the mountain region, and 26° to 30°C in the coastal region.
With 2.600 hours of sunshine per year, the Adriatic Coast is one of the sunniest in the Mediterranean. The temperature of sea during the summer season is 25° to 27°C.
The most common winds are the north-eastern wind called bura that brings cold weather, the landward breeze called maestral, which announces nice weather and starts blowing at around 11AM, and jugo, the humid wind that blows from the southeast.