The air temperature in Croatia in winter very rarely drops below zero, and during the day it usually reaches several degrees. At this time, the water temperature is approximately 12°C.
The mild winter climate attracts many caravanners to this area, who "winter" on the coast for up to several months. What attracts them to Croatia in these cold months? First of all, a milder climate than in the northern part of Europe, cheaper camping sites (starting from EUR 7 per day) and the lack of tourists.
This year, even more campsites decided to remain open to their guests all year round . It should be noted that not all amenities are available at this time, but they are sufficient for a comfortable longer stay. Remember that you don't have to have a camper to stay longer in Croatia in winter. Many of these open campsites offer short and long-term rental of mobile homes on preferential terms. Examples of costs are provided below the description of the campsites.
Camping Cikat - island Lošinj
An excellent option, especially for families with children, is the year-round camping Čikat , located in a charming bay of the same name. It offers extraordinary gardens and Art Nouveau villas at your fingertips. This place is surrounded by a pine forest, and guests have easy access to picturesque walking trails that allow you to visit the most beautiful places on the coast. Camping Čikat is approximately 2 km from the center of Mali Lošinj.
For the youngest, the Pepé family amusement park will be a great place to have fun, and older children will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of fun and sports games offered at the campsite. Since July 2015, guests also have access to the attraction of the water park.
Aquapark, beautiful beaches, dolphins, green areas and lots of sun. What more could you want on a holiday by the sea?
Camping Porto Sole - holidays in Istria
This year-round campsite is located approximately 1.5 km from the town of Vrsar , which can be reached on foot or by bike in a few minutes. Wireless Internet is included in the price of your stay. You can rent pitches at the campsite from EUR 7 per day (the price even includes the stay of one dog) for long-term reservations, but it is also worth mentioning the great offer on mobile homes . Throughout the winter (except for Christmas and New Year's Eve), you can rent a cottage for as little as EUR 16 per day, or approximately EUR 480 for the entire month!
There are as many as 5 buildings with sanitary facilities at Camping Porto Sole , including children's toilets, a laundry room and rooms for bathing dogs. A perfect campsite for a holiday with a dog.
There are many attractions for lovers of active recreation. First of all, there is a beautiful beach, over a kilometer long, encouraging morning walks and exercises, a sports field and tennis courts, and there are plenty of bicycle paths and hiking trails around the campsite.
Arena Kažela Campsite - holidays in Pula
A year ago, this campsite underwent a major renovation and became year-round . CampingArena Kažela is no longer an ordinary camping site , but a modern center offering the highest level of amenities. It is located near Medulin, the southernmost town on the Istrian peninsula . The campsite has its own two-kilometer-long pebbly beach . There is a bus stop right at the entrance to the campsite. In winter, the campsite has prepared special animations adapted to the weather. Rental bicycles are available for free on site. There are also free volleyball courts and an outdoor gym.
The campsite has its own place for launching boats and motorboats. The sanitary facilities are new and heated, and interestingly, there are special sanitary facilities for seniors.
The campsite has its own restaurant open all year round , but only at certain times: in the morning during breakfast and then opens again in the late afternoon for dinner. The nearest shop is 10 km away, a local pizzeria 2 km away.
You can also rent cottages here in the fall and winter for prices starting from EUR 66 per night. Plots are a much cheaper solution here because the cost of setting up a camper is EUR 15 , but only for long-term rental for a minimum of 7 nights.
Istra Premium Resort - 5-star camping in Istria
Istra Premium Resort is a new campsite from the Camping Adriatic by Valamar network. Perhaps you know the place itself because there was another campsite here before, but there is no trace of it anymore. Everything was thoroughly renovated to create a luxurious 5-star campsite in Istria . The campsite has also made sure that your stay in autumn or winter is as pleasant as in summer.
There is an open restaurant at the campsite serving, among others: pizza from a wood-fired oven . There is also a cinema room for the whole family, a games room for teenagers with XBox consoles and a playroom for the youngest children with supervision (Maro Club). The campsite offers its guests the Stay Fit fitness program (from Friday to Sunday), as well as bicycle rental and organized guided bicycle tours.
There is a shop with fresh products on the premises. The store delivers purchases to the lot.
Here you can use fast wireless Internet for free and even rent a conference room with a projector and TV.
Prices for long-term rental of a mobile home start from EUR 600 for the entire month, but their availability is very limited and subsequent accommodations disappear very quickly. The price for the plot is not cheap - it costs about EUR 60 per day, but considering the number of amenities available at that time - it is not very much.
It is worth following Camping Adriatic's offer and subscribing to the newsletter, because they often send discount codes, and now, for example, there is a Black Friday promotion.
Stobreč Split - year-round camping near Split
This 4-star campsite is located less than 10 km from Split and is an ideal place to stay to explore the city all year round. There is a city bus stop near the Stobreč Split campsite, which will take you to the gates of Split in less than half an hour.
The campsite has access to a sandy beach , which also has a section for dogs . There is a free outdoor gym and a small playground on site. Next to the campsite there is a city, rocky beach and a promenade with palm trees and benches.
The price for renting a plot for two people is now approximately EUR 13 per day. Electricity and water are included in the price. The campsite also allows you to rent mobile homes from EUR 39 per day for 5 people.
Camping Kamp Omisalj
The campsite is located on the island of Krk near the town of Omišalj. The camping area is shaped like a horseshoe, in the middle of which there is a quiet bay and a beautiful pebbly beach. The campsite is dog friendly.
If you come to this campsite with a camper in winter, you will pay EUR 13 for an overnight stay on the pitch (for a camper and two people). Additionally, you pay for accommodation on the first shoreline (EUR 4). Individual toilets can be rented on site for an additional fee (EUR 13), and interestingly, there is also a special device for emptying the chemical toilet.
Camping Kamp Omisalj offers a huge discount for winter reservations and a 6-person cottage (4 adults and 2 children) can be rented from EUR 36 per day , and the longer the rental, the better the price.
Camping Vita - Terme Tuhelj
Terme Tuhelj is a complex of outdoor and indoor swimming pools next to the hotel and campsite. Camping Vita was renovated in 2020. It has heated family toilets, rooms for bathing children and babies, as well as a laundry room with a drying room. There is a large playground right next to the campsite.
Entry to the swimming pools for camping guests is free. Additionally, Terme Tuhejl has a great offer of saunas and SPA. This place is located in the central part of Croatia - close to Zagreb. It is a great place if you are looking for additional wellness attractions near the campsite.
Ježevac Premium Camping Resort
Ježevac Premium Camping Resort is the second campsite of the Camping Adriatic by Valamar chain, which is open all year round. It is located on the island of Krk close to the town of Krk. In winter, many amenities are still available at this campsite, such as delivery of ordered purchases from the store (Valfresco Direct) or the Stay Fit fitness program.
Camping guests can use the sports field for free, rent bikes or go on a guided hiking trip. In winter, there is also a children's club (Maro Club), where entertainment is organized by animators . There is also something for older children on site - a games room.
Falkensteiner Premium Camping Zadar
Falkensteiner Premium Camping is a new 5-star campsite in Zadar. You can get to the center by bike in a few minutes, go for a walk along the promenade, listen to the "sounding stairs" or see the light installation that lights up after dark, also near the promenade. Zadar is still alive in winter, perhaps a little slower, but there are open restaurants and bars. Even though there are not as many tourists here in winter as in summer, there are certainly more of them here than in the surrounding smaller towns. If you are looking for a place where pubs are open in winter, it is easier to find them in Zadar .
The campsite is located directly by the sea, and there is a promenade along the beach. The swimming pools are not heated, but there is a small playground with a sandy surface. There are brand new, heated toilets at the campsite.
Falkensteiner Premium Camping Zadar also offers the possibility of renting mobile homes in the winter. The cost of renting a 5-person house during this period is approximately EUR 69 per day. Plots can be rented here from EUR 18 per day.
Polidor Camping Park
Polidor Camping Park is a small 4-star campsite in Istria, very close to Funtana, where the above-mentioned Istra Premium Resort is located. The campsite does not have direct access to the beach. The sea is about 800 meters away and the campsite has its own beach for its guests.
This campsite is a paradise for dog owners. The campsite also has a beach for dogs . Some mobile homes are fenced so that the dog can run freely around the house. The campsite also has heated rooms for bathing pets.
In winter, caravanners can count on special prices for renting a pitch. You can rent it for up to EUR 12 per day. The price for mobile homes has also been significantly reduced and in winter you can rent a 5-person house for as little as EUR 50 per day.