The last weekend of July has been a record one for the year as tourists flood into Croatia.
A record number of arrivals were recorded on Saturday in the coastal city of Split at both the airport and port. Over 150,000 passengers were expected at Split port alone this weekend, the most this year, as tourists arrive and make their way to destinations on the coast.
Due to a large number of tourists, a special ferry line to Brač had to be introduced.
“Due to the large number of tourists travelling to the island of Brač, we introduced a special line to Supetar. If required, we will do the same for other central Dalmatian islands,” Jelena Ivulic from Jadrolinija’s agency in Split told Dalmacija Danas.
It is an equally busy weekend at Split Airport in Resnik. On Saturday 111 planes landed at the airport with 96 planes due to land on Sunday. A total of 58,000 passengers will arrive this weekend, which is a record for 2018.
Makarska Riviera also recorded record tourist arrivals this weekend. According to data from the Tourist Office, around 70,000 people are holidaying on the Riviera, with the most based in Makarska, followed by Baska Voda and Tucepi.
The record number of tourists are about to be hit by a heatwave also. The Croatian Met Office has issued a warning for much of the county on Saturday ahead of an extreme period of heat which is set to bake the country next week as temperatures of 38°C are forecast.