Croatia

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  1. jimiol

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    Any experiences of the above, I've heard a few people say it's good, just trying to establish a wider picture as I head to Southern Europe for the winter.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I don't think Croatia is any good for Winter sun, most sites close in October and the weather can be quite cold with snow. If it's warmth your looking for then head South, Spain, Southern Italy etc... If it's for skiing then there are many people on here that can give good advice. We are off to Croatia on Monday until the end of September.
     
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  3. OldAgeTravellers

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    Hi Southampton, we are planning to go to Croatia from 4th September till end of October. Never been but many have said it is beautiful. They say WildCamping is frowned upon there but if the sites close then I suppose they can't complain. But we will see.
    How about reporting back, perhaps on this thread how you get on. Usual things, wifi, fuel costs, language, friendly natives and so on.
    We have no plans at all just head where the fancy takes us. Judy has a few places jotted down to visit and we enjoy Geo Cacheing which is a very good way of finding places you wouldn't normally go to.
    Safe travelling.
    Steve
     
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    Yes, I will do that. This will be our 4th year visiting Croatia, but I will report any changes since it joined the EU last year. Hopefully prices haven't increased.
     
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    I'll be watching your posts with interest. Sun is nice but just to see a bit more of the world will be good and remember here in Ireland it's wet and cold over the winter and sometimes in the summer too.
     
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    As has been mentioned having been there I would also not recommend Croatia as a winter destination. We also like Solvina if you head that way at some point. If you are looking for 'sun' and enjoying travelling look out for the Spain and Morocco threads on the forum.
     
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    We usually go to Morocco Jan to March and did 5 weeks in Italy last October November which was great but got a bit wet towards the end. So going to Croatia Sept - Oct hopefully before the weather changes too much but after most tourists with Kids have gone home for school.
    It will be interesting how the EU has changed it if at all but good to stay in EuroZone to save currency charges and losses.
    Really looking forward to the visit. Any Suggestions about wifi in Croatia presumably the ever present McD will be there, Italy was great with loads of public Hotspots except you had to have an Italian sim in the phone to identify yourself to them, so bought a two month sim from Voda for 20euros.
    Steve
     
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    We used mostly restaurants / cafes for Wifi while in Croatia, loads of them - however, we were only there for a week. One was directly opposite the campsite, which proved very useful. :rolleyes:
     
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    Croatia, is stunning. Spent a month there in June. We were getting temperatures in the low 30's and on some days we had to seek shelter from the sun .We stayed in the Istria region. Novigrad, Rovinj, Pula Medulin riviara and the Island of Krk.
    Make sure you have ACSI and visit before the high season as camp site prices can be very expensive.
    We found the natives to be extremely freindly
     
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    I'm also on my way to croatia tickets booked 2/9 till 16/10 had thought about doing albania and greece as well but i think thats too much. I will visit dubrovnik and one or two of the islands as well. Still toying with route down, have to do luxemburg for the rolli baki and then i think germany austria and slovenia and via zagreb and then to the coast .
     
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    Hi, we were in Croatia in July and the currency in use was the Kuna but most campsites accept euros as do the motorway tolls, we are heading back to Croatia via Albania, and Macedonia on our way back from Greece.
     
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  12. Blondi

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    We are currently in Croatia, in the Pula region. Spent some time in Rovinj (a lovely city) and in Porec also.

    People are very friendly, English spoken widely. Everything is very cheap, especially eating out. Credit cards not widely taken, but plenty of money-exchange places.

    Re Wifi, we've bought a T Mobile data sim, around £12.50 for 2 Gbs.

    You do need to search for LPG stations, but you can buy it for 45p per litre! Diesel just over £1.00 per litre.

    Fabulous restaurants, lots of choice and stunning scenery. Not seen many Brit vans.

    Already planning a return visit next year.

    Pete and Di
     
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    Hoping to be in istria on about 10th sept any recommendations for sites preferably edge of sea and near shops etc as wifes not good at walking too far
     
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    If anybody travelling in Croatia happens to spot any Efke R100 127 film at a fair bit less than £10 a roll I'd be most interested to know where, especially if they have online ordering. Croatia's the only place where it's still made.

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    Just spent a month in Croatia, our first time there. Beautiful, friendly and cheap! Wifi on most campsites sometimes free but generally you pay about 40 -60 kuna for a few days!! Not many McDonald's, in fact don't think we saw one!
    Fuel about £1 a litre and 4 of us could eat out for about £30!!!
    If going to Dubrovnik I recommend camping Kate only about 25 euros a night for 4, very friendly small camp with a water taxi which cost about 24 e for return trip for 4! About an hour on the boat as various drop offs but well worth it to see the coastline. The camp will organise the tickets for you. Quite a steep walk down from camp to port, but not difficult unless you struggle with steps. Worth it when you get down as Mlini is lovely.i could go on..... Loved it, wish I was going again tomorrow! Have fun
     
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    Always been a Grecophile.......................... until I went to Croatia earlier this year. Now I'm a Croataphile(?) Crotaphile(?) Croatiphole(?) Croationist(?) Croationaphileist(?)...................... whatever, I just loved it!
    Take a look at Camping Bor at Krk. Walkable into the lovely town and marina but if your wife finds it difficult then taxis are very cheap. Enjoy - wish it was me going again.
     
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    Can highly recommend Camp Oliva (Camping Cheque) at Rabac, campsite is right on the edge of the sea, lots of restaurants and there is a 'train' that can take you from one end of the promenade to the other.

    We spent a few days there, and really loved it. Now at Malinska on Krk Island, yet another beautiful coastal village and delightful campsite.

    Pete and Di
     
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    We will be going to Croatia later this year so the campsite addresses are really useful in setting up a framework of stopping places.
    We intend to then travel on to Greece and Turkey,probably taking the Croatia ferry rather than cross Bosnia and then maybe Albania.

    Feel fairly confident about Croatian coast and Greece and Turkey..............it's just the bit around of through Albania that seems a bit unknown so any further tips about this this far South always welcome.
     
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    We did UK to Crete via Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania earlier this year. No problems whatsoever apart from the state of some of the roads in Albania. Our journey took us 30 days and we bought insurance at the Montengro and Albania borders. We took the Ploce/Trbanj ferry operated by Jadrolina - great little journey. Ploce Trbanj Ferry 8.JPG Let me know what worries you and I'll try to help. I also have a spreadsheet which details our journey and associated costs. If you would like a copy of this then let me know what your email address is.
    journey map.jpg
     
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  20. Peter_n_Margaret

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    After spending 10 wonderful weeks in Turkey in 2013, we drove back via northern Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
    On the route west, Albania and Montenegro were the clear highlights, but get inland as well as some coast.
    The Croatian coast is pretty, but far too many tourists for us.
    Yes, the roads are poor, but who's in a hurry?

    Cheers,
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