6 Year-Round Campsites in Croatia
The Croatian coast enjoys milder winter temperatures, while the inland has a more continental climate. Both regions are equally alluring for an off-season trip but are they fit for a winter vacation? Have no doubt the Mediterranean is beautiful even during winter! Plan your camping adventure with these eight superb campsites that are open all year in Croatia !
Plitvice Lakes National Park - Lika region
Although most of the visitors tend to visit Plitvice Lakes, a stunning spectacle of emerald green cascades and waterfalls in the Lika region, during spring and summer, the off-season has so much to offer. The vivid Autumn colors delight, and the winter snow fairytale is one of a kind.
In the close vicinity of Plitvice Lakes, in the heart of Lika, you can stay at two campsites open all year in Croatia.
Camping Plitvice Holiday Resort
Camping Plitvice Holiday Resort has a fantastic accommodation offer of mobile homes, treehouses, and lake houses if you travel without the camper. The resort is an excellent choice for winter camping in Croatia because it is near the mountain region.
Only a few steps from the Plitvice Lakes, you will find Camping Plitivce, a small yet luxurious campsite in Croatia open all year. You can rent camping pitches year-round or stay in beautifully furnished mobile homes. This campsite is smaller, so privacy in untouched nature is guaranteed, ideal for a couple or family vacation.
Istria terra magica during wintertime
Istria's coastline, much like the rest of the Croatian coast, enjoys mild winter temperatures. If you want to visit during colder months, you can still enjoy some of the campsites open year-round. From September to January, you can enjoy the season of the famed white truffle, and during autumn, there are many delicious food fairs - prosciutto, wine, and olive oil fests.
From pleasant city strolls or beach walks to demanding hiking trails and cycling adventures, Istria has a lot to offer off-season.
Santa Marina Boutique Camping
The northwestern coast has the exquisite Santa Marina Boutique Camping in Tar bay. This campsite is the first five-star rated in Istria, offering pitches, mobile homes, and glamping units. The area is known for many olive and wine roads, ideal for hiking and walking adventures that will reveal the beauty of the Istrian agricultural richness.
The island of Krk
Best known for its healing mud beaches, hiking trails, and impressive island cultural heritage, Krk island offers one of the campsites in Croatia open all year. Camping Omišalj in the beautiful Pušća bay is close to the city of Omišalj. You can choose between camping pitches for rent or modern mobile homes and enjoy the mild winter temperatures.
Why Krk during winter? The lesser crowds make it easier to explore all secrets of the island and engage in an active vacation. You can choose between many hiking trails, including the famed Camino Krk, a 150 km long hiking route that will reveal spectacular views, natural sceneries, and the island's rich cultural heritage.
Zadar and Split region in the winter
Southern coastal parts of Croatia, Zadar, and Split abound with visitors in early spring, summer, and the beginning of autumn. The perk of staying in these parts of Croatia is the milder climate that makes even the winters bearable. Those extra brave will take a swim even in mid-December or January, as a lot of locals do, especially in Split. Another beautiful reason to visit is the nearby mountain region and several national parks that are astounding year-round.
Camping Village Šimuni
Camping Village Šimuni is one of the campsites open all year in Croatia. The hidden pearl of Adriatic on Pag island, as they call it, is recognizable by its spectacular beach with bright blue sea color. You can rent a caravan pitch if you are an owner or enjoy the commodity of apartments and mobile homes on the campsite.
Pag island is known for its many artisanal cheese shops and producers, so don't forget to try the best Croatian cheese while on vacation.
Falkensteiner Premium Camping Resort
Falkensteiner Premium Camping Zadar offers many types of vacation year-round. You can choose between caravan and tent pitches for rent, mobile homes, and a selection of glamping units. As an oasis surrounded by dense greenery and the sea, it is a real treat for anyone who visits year-round. Furthermore, the historical city of Zadar is just 2.5 kilometers away, ready for pleasant off-season strolls and exploration !
Christmas Markets in Croatia - an experience not to mis
If you happen to visit Croatia on a camping trip between late November and the beginning of January, be sure to attend many Christmas markets that will be active. The best-known Zagreb Christmas market will open at the end of November with a rich entertainment and food offer. There are also smaller, more local Christmas markets in all previously mentioned camping regions. Many of these Christmas markets will have a rich offer of local artisanal products and delicacies, as well as a variety of traditional Croatian festive food that will satisfy even the most demanding taste buds.
Visitin Croatia in winter
Spectacular shows of nature, lesser crowds, rich gastronomic offer, and events that present the local spirit of Croatia's many hardworking producers is what awaits you during winter in Croatia. When you include many alluring Christmas markets and traditional festive food, it is too good of an opportunity to pass on.
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