Croatia's climate and geographical position Croatia is a central European and mediterranean country situated almost in the heart of Europe on the Adriatic coast. In the north, it is surrounded by Slovenia and Hungary, in the east by Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Montenegro in the sounth. In the west, Croatia is separated from Italy by the Adriatic sea. Croatia has an area of 56.538 km2 and a sea area of approximately 31.900km2. It is a favourite holiday destination for many Europeans. Favourable climatic conditions contribute to the intensive development of tourism. There is a temperate continental climate on the mainland with a partially Alpine climate in the mountains. There is a very agreeable mediterranean climate along the Adriatic coast. This area has a lot of sunny days during the whole year and a warm sea with temperatures reaching their maximum of up to 28˚C during the summer months. The average temperature in the inland varies from 0˚ to 2˚C in January and from 24˚ to 28˚C in August while the average temperature of the maritime region varies from 6˚ to 11˚C in January and from 26˚ to 30˚C in August.