Camping Holidays in Croatia
Why we love
camping holidays in Croatia
Spectacular national parks, ancient towns, prehistoric caves, fragrant pine forests, 1000 islands and 3600 miles of Adriatic coast.
Add Croatia’s popular resorts and variety of outdoor activities and you’ve got the perfect setting for a family holiday... so when will you discover it?See all our parcs in Croatia ›
Best places for camping holidays in Croatia
Traces of Croatia’s fascinating history are left behind for you to explore: an Italian atmosphere from days of Venetian rule, Second World War shipwrecks just off-shore, Byzantine churches and Roman walls.
Croatia is best known for its sparkling coastline, which is why we’ve got parcs in some of the best spots along it. With turquoise waters, golden bays and secluded coves, a mix of lively nightlife and historic towns, we think you’ll love these places …
Ancient civilisation and beach resort blend together in the old towns of Zadar, Split and Trogir – yacht-lined marinas, historical sites, and cafés spilling on to Roman streets. Visit Pag for lively nightlife and climbing, and Nin for one of the few sandy beaches in Croatia.
- Enjoy the view from the peaks of Paklenica National Park
- Listen to the eerie sound of the Sea Organ in Zadar
- Snorkel around the coral reefs of the Kornati islands
Parcs in Dalmatian Coast region:
From the rocky coastline to the verdant interior, Istria is bursting with natural beauty. Visit an immaculately-preserved Roman amphitheatre in Pula, sip local wine in the cobbled streets of Rovinj’s old town, or venture inland for mountain trails, vineyards and breathtaking views.
- Watch open-air theatre in an old fort on the Brijuni islands
- Explore the treasures inside the Baredine Caves
- Spot the dinosaur footprints on Cape Kamenjak
Parcs in Istria region:
Our favourite things to do in Croatia
From its island-speckled coastline to its magnificently untamed heartland, Croatia is a country that doesn’t do things by halves. And wait until you stroll through its atmospheric old towns. Your new favourite country? You might have just found it.
Hit the beach
While it’s true plenty of Croatia’s beaches are shingly, or pebbly, it doesn’t make them any less wonderful. And sandy beaches do exist in most places! The water is dazzlingly clear, there are man-made bathing platforms (and sunbathing platforms), inflatable assault courses and pine-sheltered spots you’ll fall in love with.
Let history come to life
Croatia’s past is more colourful and turbulent than many - the country changing hands (and owners) many times. Most notably it was once part of the Venetian Empire, and you’ll see Italian influences everywhere. The amphitheatre of Pula is immense and magnificent, but there are basilicas, castles and walled citadels to explore too.
See nature at its wildest
The National Park of Krka - one of several in Croatia - is an area of outstanding natural beauty and well worth a visit. With several different entrances you can explore on foot or by boat. Marvel at the mountains, trek through the hills and then cool off with a swim in one of the area’s seven spellbinding waterfalls.
Go island hunting
The Dalmation coast is fringed with inviting islands and Dugi Otok, in the Adriatic Sea, is even prettier than most. Boasting hill top villages, cute fishing bays and unspoilt beaches, it’s far enough away from the hustle and bustle to guarantee a truly tranquil day. Regular ferries run from Zadar and take less than two hours.
Enjoy the freshest food
Olives, wine, cheese and honey all feature prominently in Croatian food culture and a culinary tour of Pag Island offers a taste of all these and more. Also famous for its salt and herbs, this 60km-long outcrop is an ideal place to enjoy fresh local produce. But there’s a great wine tour of the Istrian Peninsula we think you’d quite like too …
Get your pulse racing
Croatia is an active nation, and you could quite easily find yourself squeezing through the subterranean caverns of the world’s largest cave complexes, the Baredine Caves, in Porec, taking in sights and sounds of the stunning Zrmanje river on an exhilarating kayak safari, horse-riding along the Dalmation Coast, stopping off at a secluded bay, or freewheeling on a mountain bike safari.
How to get to Croatia
The best way to get to Croatia is by air. And it couldn’t be easier: it only takes around three hours, and several airlines operate flights between Ireland and Croatia.
Pula is the closest airport to our Istrian parcs, and Zadar is closest to our parcs on the Dalmatian Coast. Split is also a convenient option if you’re hiring a car while you’re there.
Check the ‘flight recommendations’ section of each parc page to find out more about which routes are available from your nearest airport, then once you’ve booked your accommodation we’ll link you to Skyscanner where you can book flights under a linked travel arrangement.
Alternatively, you can book an C.A.R-protected flight-inclusive package through our contact centre. Our holiday advisors can also answer any questions you have about travel, make recommendations about the best route to your destination, and arrange car hire if you need it.