Croatia bound..

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  1. jenny and mitch

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    We have decided weather wise, that it may be too late in the year to go up to the Polish Baltic coast, so have decided to go to Croatia instead.
    Leaving sometime in the first week of September for a month (or so).
    Any one else going there ??
    I haven't been there since Tito was in charge 40 years ago, and it was fabulously unspoilt and friendly, so hoping that is still the case.
    I've read some old threads by Cruiser, Forestboy and others and it seems still good.
    We are starting off at the same Naturist site I was in then, on the island of Krk. Its called camping Baldarin and I hope not to be disappointed (they do say you should never go back, but bugger it).
    Cant wait now !!!
    Mitch. (y).
     
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    Keep us posted with plenty of info campsites etc, tag axle friendly roads routes and have a good trip. , would like to do Croatia myself.(y)
     
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    We are probably going to head down there after visiting Caravan salon Dusseldorf, we don't do planning so may/may not end up there.
     
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    We Slovenia and Northern Croatia in May/June and thoroughly enjoyed it! Just watch out for the idiots on the narrow roads though as one MHer took out our passenger side mirror!
     
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    Looking forward to your photos,,,BUSBY:D:D:D
     
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    We had planned to go to Croatia in late August / September, but have had second thoughts as I prefer not to use camp sites and there are few Aires / Camperstops.
    Still keeping an open mind and will make a final decision closer to the time.
     
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    Croatia is still quite unspoilt, except for coastal areas. We went there a few years ago and visited the area where Tito has a hunting lodge. One of our acquaintances met a bear in the forest!!

    The country is years behind neighbouring Slovenia. In July many people in the villages were bringing in their winter fuel allowances of logs in wheel barrows.

    The people we met couldn't do enough for us, they want to encourage tourism.
     
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    That is what is making us uncertain about going we are just not keen on sites.
     
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    Didn't you spend 3 weeks on a site in Spain?

    Joking aside, that's why I like Portugal
    Plenty of quiet little corners to stay
     
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    Worse it was 4½, it was Portugal we were with friends, every time we went out on the bikes or by train and saw vans wilding or on Aires we got itchy feet doubt if we would do it again.
     
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    For me it's being fenced in, especially when the fence has been covered to prevent people looking in or out.
    Maybe campsites in Croatia are open sided like in Norway?
     
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    The only sites we saw were on the coast and, in July, were packed.

    I think it would be possible to park up in out of the way places in Croatia the same as in many other countries where wild camping is supposedly frowned upon! Just be discrete.
     
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    We drive out to Sveti Vlas Bulgaria at the end of August for a couple of months. Route we are taking is Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Cloatia, Sebia, Bulgaria. Looking forward to it as I have not driven that route for over 20 years. Should be a bit different now.
     
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    Hi, we stayed in supertar on the island of Brac just opposite split. We were there in May, site fees weren't cheap. Travelled all around the island by bus, which was cheap. Lovely helpful, friendly people. Will definitely go back.
    Have a great trip. Luke
     
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    Have a great time we love Croatia, weather in September was fantastic last year.
    Don't forget your ACSI card accepted everywhere in Croatia, but be aware beginning of October the Bora wind comes howling in and a lot of sites start to close.
     
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    There aren't many official aires and you can find places to stop but it isn't as easy as some countries, however worth the effort as it's a lovely place.
     
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    @cliffandger spent 8 weeks there early this year, we enjoyed their thread about it.
     
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    Cant wait now !!
    Mitch.
     
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    We loved our visit to Croatia in May, at the same time as @cliffandger, and we'd love to go back.

    We were advised that not only was "wild camping" frowned upon, but that it was illegal. :eek:

    Camping Krk where we stayed, was a former Natruist site, but has been taken over and completely refurbished, by Adriatic Camping, who appear to own most of the sites in Croatia.

    If you like a dark beer, I can recommend the bottled Amber, or the ever so slightly :eek: stronger and darker bottled Tomislav. ;)

    Enjoy. (y)

    Jock & Rita. :)
     
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    WE went last year same sort of time. Used sites all the time, cheap and good quality, especially along the coast road down to Durovnik. Dont be put off, and use ACSI.

    Highly recommended.
    Phil
     
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