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Istria is the western most county of the Republic of Croatia, and it is the largest Croatian peninsula. For Central European countries Istria is the nearest tourist destination to the seaside. It borders the Republic of Slovenia to the north, and to the west shares the sea border with the Republic of Italy., Its surface covers the area of 2.820 km', making a triangle from the river Dragonja on the west part, down to Cape Kamenjak, the most southern point of Istria, and to the east up to the massif Učka, with the highest point of 1.396 m above sea level.
The Adriatic Sea washes all three sides of the Istrian indented coast, which extends across 445,1 km, being twice the length of the Istrian road line. The western Istrian coast is 242,5 km long and together with the coastline of the islands and islets stretches out on a 212,4 kilometres surface. Istria is traversed by the 45th parallel of latitude north, and thus the Istrian peninsula is situated just in the middle of the north hemisphere, or midway between the equator and the North Pole. The weather conditions are
characterized by the mild Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry summers and mild pleasant winters. The sunshine amounts to 2.388 sunny hours on the average yearly. Because of the long, mostly sunny days, the longest insolation on the Istrian beaches is 10 hours daily during the summer time.
There are several characteristic winds in Istria, as bora, a fierce cold northerly wind blowing southwards and bringing cloudless sky, sirocco, a hot wind blowing from the south bringing the rain, and mistral, a landward breeze blowing from the mainland to the sea. Along the coastline and on the islands there prevails the landscape with pine trees and green Mediterranean bushes, with a great number of holmoaks and strawberry trees. Woods cover nearly one third of the Istrian territory. The lowest sea temperature is in March varying between 9 and 11 °C, and the highest sea temperature is in August reaching 24 °C. The average sea salinity amounts from 36 to 38 °/C.
The mild climate enables pleasant stay in Istria during the whole year. Spring time is particularly suitable for recreational stays for lovers of cycling, mountaineering, free climbing, spelunking, air sports, and diving. Summer time is advisible for staying in the renowned tourist resorts along the coast.
Tourists wistful of active vacation in the months of June, July and August, with sunny days and the worm sea, are offered numerous and particularly attractive happenings with different amusements and public entertainment. The Indian summer, in late autumn, is stunningly fascinating in Istria. In September and October, when the temperature is still pleasant for staying at the seaside, one can enjoy the incredible colours of the well preserved and genuine Istrian landscape.
Strollers can relax in the enchanting environment and fresh air, enjoy the hospitality of the Istrians, participate in mushroom picking, almost all over Istria, or in the event of Marunada, the gathering of marron chestnuts in the area of Lovran.
By going on various interesting excursions turists will realize that a day is always too short for discovering so many Istria's peculiarities. In winter, when days are shorter and colder Istria does not lose its allurement. Istrian people during the colder period will also warmly accept their guests, with whom will gladly have a chat beside the fireplace, while drinking wine and enjoying good food.
Posted on 6 July 2011 | 1:18 am
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I'm going there for three night in June and would love to receive any suggestions on things to do and places to go. Also, what is the best way to get to Rijeka city from the airport on Krk?
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Resolved Question: Any water parks in
r there any aqua parks in Croatia, specifically Opatija. and how's the weather there around June 10 or 11?
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