Croatia perfectly located in the Central Mediterranean, that is fact, that is advantage of Croatia. Position in the center of the Mediterranean makes Croatia desirable destination not only for tourists vacation but also for good living and working conditions and retirement heaven!
Mild Mediterranean climate is on the coast with mild winters and average temperatures between 10-18 degrees Celsius and dry and hot summers with average temperatures from 25 to 39 degrees Celsius.
Croatia is well connected with rest of the Europe, by airlines (international airports in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Pula, Rijeka-Krk), train, bus and of course fast highways and roads. By the end of 2021. new bridge will be finished that will connect far south region of Croatia (near Klek on the coast to Brijesta on the Peljesac peninsula), this way avoiding border crossing in Neum, avoiding crowds in summer time on that border crossing towards Dubrovnik. Accessing Korcula island via this new bridge will shorten the way by 1 hour! This will for sure make life easier for Croats living in these southern parts of Croatia, and of course to the tourists enjoying car ride.
If you plan to buy home in Croatia on the island, here is ferry schedule, Jadrolinija is Croatian national ferry liner that connects all inhabited islands with mainland. Large islands have 5-15 ferry lines per day in summer season. Ferries carry cars. For passengers traveling without car, there are catamaran speed boats connecting several islands in a row. Main ferry and catamaran ports on the mainland are Split, Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Zadar in Dalmatia and port of Rijeka in Istria – far north. Italian coast is connected with everyday ferry lines from Split and Zadar.