The coastline of Istria is almost 430 kilometres long, so it provides countless different opportunities in terms of beaches. Istria is amongst the most beautiful and interesting places in Croatia. It has a more pleasant, moderate Mediterranean climate than southern regions. As a result, there are more areas with green forests and beaches here. The average temperature in the summer rises up to 23–28 °C, which warms the sea water to a nice 24 °C. Its beaches are popular and versatile.