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Which part of the world does the Adriatic Sea Grace?


The Adriatic Sea is a vast body of water, which separate the Balkan Peninsula from the Italian Peninsula. This majestic sea also divides the Dinaric Alps from the Italian mountain range, Apennine Mountains. It lies in the northwest-to-southeast part of the Mediterranean.

The sea gets it name from a city in the northeast of Italy, Adria. Although it is now an inland due to the deposition of silt on the mouths of the Po River, Adria was actually a port once. The only way to enter the Adriatic Sea is by the Strait of Otranto, which connects the Ionian Sea with the Adriatic Sea and lies on the south between Albania and Italy.

The sea is about 140 miles (225 km) wide and 500 miles (800 km) long with an area of 51,000 sq. miles (132,000 km, a little less than Lake Michigan and Lake Superior combined. If you are talking about the shallowest part of the Mediterranean, it is the Adriatic Sea having an average depth of 240 miles (800 feet). Midway between Italy, Bari, and Montenegro is where the deepest spot, 1,230m (4,034) of the sea lies.

The Southern and Central parts of Italy's Adriatic coast consist of many beaches and sandy lowlands flanked by the foothills of the Apennines, while the northern part has abundant lagoons and marshes. The coast of Montenegro, Croatia, and Serbia, the regions where the Dinaric Alps slide down abruptly to the sea, is scattered with islands and mountains giving these places an ethereal beauty. One of the most striking of these places
Is the region of Dalmatian in Croatia and has many resorts.

The outstanding seaside, breathtaking island resorts, and the balmy climate of the Adriatic enthrall and attracts tourist to this region. The important cities and ports that are on the Adriatic Sea includes Venice, Trieste, and Bari in Italy; Split and Rijeka in Croatia as well as the capital of Albania and the port city of Tirane, Durres.

Cruising in the Adriatic Sea


Whether you want to explore the cost of Montenegro or the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia or the Adriatic water with her vast array of shades of blue along with the sunny blue skies, the picturesque views makes this voyage a hard to explain but very satisfying and beautiful experience.

The Adriatic Sea is a melting pot of cultures, scenic beauty, rich history, intriguing cultures, great ports, architectural marvels, and lovely beaches. If you decide to cruise on the Adriatic Sea, you will not regret your decision because it leads to wonderlands, lands that you only read or heard about. And wherever you want to cruise in the Adriatic Sea or whichever port you want to visit, there are many cruise and ferry lines that are competing with each other to give the best experience to you. Some of the well-known and luxurious cruise lines along with the many affordable ones are listed below:
  • Royal Caribbean
  • P&O Cruises
  • Princess cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Silverseas Cruises


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