Croatia is a country located in the Central Europe, on the east side of the Adriatic, across the sea from Italy. It is bordered by Montenegro to the south, Serbia in the east, Bosnia to the southeast, Slovenia and Italy to the northwest and Hungary to the north.
The entire Adriatic coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with mild spring and autumn along the coast, with the average temperature at the seaside in January 5 to 12°C and August 23 to 39°C.
The terrain near the Adriatic coastline and islands consist of low mountains and highlands.
There are three distinct areas along Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea: Istria – a peninsula in the northwest, bordering Slovenia, Kvarner – a seashore and island around Bay of Kvarner and Dalmatia – a strip of mainland and islands between Kvarner and Montenegro coast.
Croatia is blessed with a beautiful coastline which is best explored by ferry to access the hundreds of islands.
Ferries in Croatia are subsidized by Croatian government and therefore pretty cheap to travel by. Some are faster, some slower and take ages to reach their destinations. Nevertheless, they are probably the best way to do some Island hopping and visit beautiful Croatian islands as in most cases the only way to get to the islands is by ferry or catamaran.
Jadrolinija is the main Croatian ferry company that runs the largest number of international as well as domestic ferry lines. There are also numerous smaller ferry companies that run various ferries along the coast too.
Croatian Ferry Schedules are adjusted to suit commuters who live on islands and travel to the mainland (not vice versa). Therefore, it is often impossible to make a day trip to the island especially out of the main summer season which is from June to September.
Booking of ferries in Croatia – All international ferry crossings that connect Croatia with other countries can be booked in advance online, while you cannot book in advance majority of local ferries - read more