Nature and Climate in Croatia

The pleasant Mediterranean climate reflects Croatia’s biodiversity: the warmth of the sun; the fertile, arable soil; the abundant flora and fauna; the teeming underwater world. Long, sunny summer days and mild winters, the warm sea and lush vegetation are typical of coastal Croatia. The mountain climate in the forests produces more pronounced winters, with large quantities of snow, while the climate in the Pannonian Valley is continental. Numerous lakes, rivers and fertile fields prosper there, as well as many bird species, freshwater fish, flora and fauna.

The landscapes of the Republic of Croatia are also reflected in the folk costumes and traditional songs specific to each region.

The region enjoys a pleasant climate with an impressive 2,600 hours of sunshine a year.  Average temperatures in August reach a warm 19-23°C inland and 21-27°C along the coast. By contrast January sees temperatures between 0-11°C.

Croatia is also one of Europe’s most ecologically preserved areas with an outstanding diversity of wildlife.

Each region has a unique array of flora and fauna

Along the coast:

Lika and Gorski Kotar

Central and Eastern regions