Adriatic Sea stretches from the northwest to the southeast between the Balkan and Apenine peninsulas for 783 km, its average width being 170 km.
Its average depth is 252 m:
northwestern part is shallow (maximum 23 m in the Bay of Trieste),
- it is much deaper in the south (1200 m in the South Adriatic
The prevailing winds are:
- the cold bura,
- the humid jugo,
- and the refreshing maestrale.