With the camper through Croatia – pure variety

Miles of beach, the historic city of Zadar, and in the middle of a quiet park – the campsite Falkensteiner Premium Camping Zadar offers the ideal conditions for a relaxing vacation. In addition, the surrounding area offers perfect conditions to experience a varied trip with the camper.

Renting a motorhome is worthwhile in Croatia anyway, but especially in Zadar on the Adriatic Sea! Here on the coast, the climate is the Mediterranean, in summer the mark of 30 degrees is sometimes exceeded. Nevertheless, there is often a mild breeze blowing from the sea, when it is already very hot inland. Spring and autumn are pleasantly warm and winters are mild.

Zadar, the Croatian city on the Mediterranean coast of Dalmatia has a great history. On a narrow headland, the old town juts out into the Adriatic Sea. Magnificent buildings from ancient times, the Middle Ages, and the Baroque period will fascinate you. 2000-year-old columns are preserved on the Roman forum. Medieval churches exude an enchanting atmosphere. The quaint-looking church of St. Donatus is over 1000 years old and the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Anastasia has an impressive Romanesque facade with rose windows. On the streets and squares of the old town, you can go on a journey of discovery and let your soul dangle.

Zadar belonged to Venice for centuries, as evidenced by the fortress and the land gate, the “Porta Terraferma” from 1543: enthroned above is the Venetian St. Mark’s Lion with its magnificent wings.

Zadar is a city of traditions: If you’re here in July, do visit the Festival of the Full Moon! There are singing and dancing in the streets by candlelight. At the Pirate Festival in September, people dress up and party.

You can easily reach the center by bus or drive yourself to the edge of the old town, which is a pure pedestrian zone. Walk along Kalegra, the promenade with beautiful stores, cafes, and restaurants! Stylish or hip bars make Zadar’s nightlife unforgettable.

The sea is always within reach in Zadar and its surroundings. This is especially true for the old town on the peninsula, where you should definitely experience the sunset. The place “Greetings to the sun” is perfect for this. At the southwestern tip, you can hear the “sea organ”: The surfacing water pushes air through the underground organ pipes, along with the sound of the sea – unique! The small harbors Borik and at the city gate Fosa awaken the longing to go out to sea.

Renting a motorhome is worthwhile in the Dalmatian metropolis of Zadar with its 75,000 inhabitants because fascinating places in the surrounding area are waiting for you. This applies not only to the many beautiful destinations on the beach, to which you can make day trips. In the lagoon near the historic town of Nin, you can enjoy wonderful hours on miles of beaches. Nearby is Zaton with its beautiful pebble and sandy beach. Shady pine trees and an enchanting view are a big plus. If you want to walk from the old town to the beach, no problem: a short walk south and you are already at Zadar’s house beach, Kolovare.

Zadar is particularly suitable as a base for side trips to no less than five Croatian national parks. Krka National Park 75 kilometers in the southeast is easily accessible from Zadar. Many waterfalls and caves are located here. At just under 120 kilometers to the north, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a bit further away, but this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute highlight in Croatia. The valley of the Plitvica River is home to sparkling blue lakes, magnificent waterfalls, mysterious forests, and rugged cliffs. Even wolves and bears live in remote areas of the park. No wonder “The Treasure in Silver Lake” was filmed here. Less known is the national park Paklenica. But the park is almost at the gates of Zadar. The Paklenica gorge is deeply cut into the coast of the Velebit mountain massif. The rugged karst rocks give the landscape an almost primeval character. In the Velebit massif, you can hike, climb, and above all marvel at an absolutely sublime area.

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Off the Dalmatian coast, numerous islands are just waiting to be discovered by you. From Zadar, you look directly at the island of Ugljan, which can be reached by ferry. On Dugi Otok, there are beautiful beaches. The National Park of the Kornati Islands a little further south is a refuge for rare animals and plants. Island hopping by boat is possible, day trips are offered from Zadar.

Now it is important to find the right motorhome for your needs. On websites like campstar.com, you can choose your perfect motorhome from different brands and models.

By the way, there are tolls on the highways in Croatia. On some bridges, tolls are charged. However, this does not diminish the driving pleasure on the most well-developed roads. With Zadar, a perfect destination awaits your exploration with the motorhome!

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