If you’re thinking of planning a camping trip in Europe this year, why not consider a Croatian holiday? With its warm Mediterranean climate, gorgeous beaches, friendly culture and range of enchanting attractions, it really is no surprise that it’s one of the top destinations for a spring or summer getaway.
Whether you’re travelling on your own or with the kids in tow, take a look at our three reasons below for embarking on a solo, couples’ or family camping holiday in Croatia at one of our incredible Canvas Holidays campsites.
Croatia has the perfect climate for camping
If you like the idea of camping without the risk of rain or cold fronts, Croatia is the country to pick. With over 100 days of bright sunshine a year, you can set out on your camping holiday knowing that you’ll be able to make the most of Croatia’s natural wonders and outdoor activities as well as indulge in plenty of alfresco dining.
Plus, if you start to feel the heat getting to you, there are ample opportunities for cooling off in the azure waters of the Adriatic or taking a dunk in your campsite’s pool.
Croatia has an endless list of amazing attractions
Whether you want to spend a week in Hvar simply enjoying the sun from an idyllic pebbled beach or you’re keen to get out on the water on a boat or kayak, it’s possible to be as leisurely or as energetic as you like when holidaying in Croatia.
The country is also fit to bursting with beautiful towns and cities that all reflect Croatia’s long history with their architecture, ancient ruins and cultural practices. Head to the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik to see its beautiful old town that’s famously a filming location for Game of Thrones. Those interested in sampling authentic Balkan cuisine and discovering ambient flea markets should head to Zagreb, while northerly Pula is known for its incredible Roman ruins and summertime evening light displays.
If you’re a keen hiker, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must-see forest locale that can be explored via 18km of wooden pathways and bridges. Krka National Park is another great walking spot that’s home to dozens of spectacular waterfalls and a rare swimming lake.
There are dozens of fantastic campsites to choose from in Croatia
If camping in Croatia sounds like it could be for you, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the range and destinations of our Canvas Holidays Croatia campsites. In the Istria region — which shares a border and many cultural customs with Italy — there’s various great campsites along the coast. These include the Lanterna Premium Camping Resort that’s just ten minutes from Pora and set in a serene pine forest.
In the south, not far from the city of Split, is where you’ll find the small yet family-friendly Camping Vranjica Belvedere which has a fantastic children’s club as well as direct access to the beach.
For day trips to cultural Zadar and its Venetian and Roman old town, you’re best off staying at Camping Zaton that offers both ocean and mountain outlooks in addition to a diverse entertainment programme.