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Camper Van Heaven - Three Reasons to Visit Croatia

Bordering Hungary to the North and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the South, amongst others, Croatia is situated majestically in Central and Southeast Europe. Home to the Southerly views of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is beginning to develop a reputation of one of THE places to visit in Europe.

With its vast biodiversity, from its Mediterranean coast to its Alpine beauty; Croatia has something to offer for even the most adventurous of hearts. Its scenic beauty is hard to compare. Its deep rooted culture is a wonder to be explored.  Its roads are just begging to be voyaged.


About the writers:

Lauren and Paisley created The Adventure Diary in 2016 after 4 months living the #vanlife. Adventuring became part of them and their relationship and now their aim is to share their passion for adventure with you! Whether that is cruising around Croatia, kayaking with whales in Norway or waterfall hunting in Slovenia. They have everything you need for your next adventure. 

These are their Top 3 reasons to Campervan around Croatia:

Beyond Beautiful

After exploring all day, there’s nothing better than finding the perfect spot to pitch, park up and settle in for the night. With no heavy parking restrictions in sight, there are plenty of absolutely stunning places to be found. Whether on the coastline or further inland, Croatia is beauty encompassed. Watching the sun set in the horizon as the sky illuminates before you from the comfort of your van is one of those once in a lifetime moments, that can only be described as absolute perfection.

Imagine waking up to these views.


Croatian Culture

Croatia is culturally vast and has so much to offer to the wandering nomad. From the stunning coastline and historical authenticity of Dubrovnik. To the Dalmation Coasts of Split with its stunning beaches and cathedrals. Or, even the enthralling harbour and Roman ruins in Pula. The remnants of a Roman amphitheatre is a perfect resonance to the heavily saturated past of this beautiful country. Among one of the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world, it was once home to the infamous gladiator fights of the Roman era. Now it is commonly used for festivals and concerts and is most definitely one of the must-see monuments that Croatia has to offer.

The Pula Arena is the name of the amphitheatre located in Pula, Croatia. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved.
The Pula Arena was constructed in 27 BC – 68 AD and is among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World.


Croatia Island Life

The Croatian islands are something of absolute beauty. Glorious beaches, luscious coastlines and everything an explorer could desire. Van life has its perks as you have the freedom to go where you want, whenever you want; islands included. Whether it is making your own way and island hopping, or parking up the van and taking the more tourist route for the day, it doesn’t matter, the results are still the same. From the crystal blue waters and bustling restaurants and nightlife of Hvar to the more rustic and historical island of Korčula; each island has its own unique allure.

The Croatian coast is a haven for yachting and angling enthusiasts, boasting a long history and thriving culture of sea fishing.
The Croatian coast is a haven for yachting and angling enthusiasts, boasting a long history and thriving culture of sea fishing.


One thing that is for sure about Croatia is how it makes you feel. It has an aurora of grandeur. Of great history, and a soul that is carried within its people and its culture. You could book in a hotel and there is no doubt you would be satisfied with your experience. But why would you? When nothing would quite compare to travelling in a campervan. Finding new places to settle and explore every night, whilst making memories that will last you a lifetime!


How to make memories that will last you a lifetime?
Book one of our campervans!

Your new travel story is waiting to be written. 
See you soon!

Written by: 

Lauren and Paisley, The Adventure Diary

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