Croatia hosts 13 of best campsites in Europe

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German ADAC has on Stuttgart CMT fair awarded best campsites in Europe. There are 13 of them in Croatia - three of them are newly awarded this season - Camping Aminess Sirena from Novigrad, Istra Premium Camping Resort from Funtana and Camping Cikat from Mali Losinj.

Only 134 campsites with 5 stars

ADAC Superplatz is highest possible award in camping tourism as it is awarded by autoclub with years long tradition and more than 18 million of members ADAC Superplatz is awarded only to campsites that reach quality of 5 stars. German inspectors are very strict when rating the facilities, the most important are tidy sanitary facilities, followed by arrangement of camping pitches, rich offer of animation, restaurants, shops, cleaness and tidiness of beaches and swimming pools.

From over than 8.000 campsites, only 134 European campsites have been awarded with 5 starts and tilte Superplatz. This is 19 more than year before.

New awards are proving that quality of services is very important in camping tourism. Unfortunatelly, Slovenia does not have a campsite that would be awarded with 5 stars yet, but there are 13 in Croatia. Let's see which they are.

Croatian campsites one of the best ones in Europe

Croatian campsites were rated with 3.7 points on average for season 2020. This ranks them as second in Europe, right after Dutch campsites, that have an average of 3.9 points. Campsites from France (3.5), Italy (3.4), Spain (3.3.) and Austria (3.3) are next better ones.

Best campsites in Croatia can be found in Istria - 6 campsites with 5 stars according the ADAC - Kvarner with 4 Superplatz campsites and Dalmatia with 3 campsites.

3 new campsites among the best ones

Camping Aminess Sirena from Novigrad is the first new campsites that received 5 quality starts after its renovation of sanitary facilities and newly arranged camping pitches.

Camping Istra Premium Resort was last year partly renovated (part 1), while this season second part will be implemented this season. Besides receiving Superplatz title, camp received additional award for innovation and progress.

Camping Cikat is first campsite on island Losinj with this title - it was awarded after new camping pitches were arranged in zones by the sea and sanitary facilities were modernized.

List of croatian campsites with ADAC Superplatz title

1. Camping Aminess Maravea Resort - Novigrad

Camping Maravea has its offer enriched with new swimming pools complex arranged in the central part of the campsite. In last seasons they renovated the beach, arranged new camping pitches, set thematic mobile homes settlements, renovated all sanitary facilities, reception and restaurant. Camp is well known by its children's animation activities that combine educational elements.

2. Camping Aminess Sirena - Novigrad

Newly arranged sanitary facilities and well arranged campsite have convinced inspectors to award Sirena with 5 stars. Guests can enjoy well shaded camping pitches in pine woods and sunny pitches on plateau by the sea. It offers several mobile homes with swimming pools.

3. Camping Lanterna Premium Resort - Porec

Lanterna is one of the best campsites in Croatia and have been awarded with title Superplatz for a while. Last year jogging and cycling path along the sea was arranged and offer of the swimming pools enriched. It is one of the rare campsites with heated waters in swimming pools. Camping Lanterna is offering various mobile homes, glamping tents and from this season romantic mobile homes for couples.

4. Camping Istra Premium Resort - Funtana

After last years full renovation, camping Istra Premium resort received ADAC Superplatz already in its first year. Additionally, they were awarded ADAC Innovation and Progress award that is listing Istra as one of the best in Europe. Istra Premium Resort is offering arranged camping pitches, luxury mobile homes and glamping tents. Additionally, it is well known by its rich offer of swimming pools, playgrounds, wellness, excellent children's animation and gastronomic offer arranged in traditional Istrian style.

5. Camping Valalta - Rovinj

Naturist campsite Valalta is one of the best naturist campsites in Europe. It is modern camping with 4km long beach, swimming pools and wellness. Guests will find in Valalta tidy sanitary facilities, spacious camping pitches, mobile homes, apartments and bungalows for rental and rich offer of sport facilities. Here is as well the only naturist marine operating within the campsite.

6. Camping Val Saline - Rovinj

On the northern side of Rovinj, you will find campsite Val Saline. It is middle sized campsite, perfect for everyone looking for peaceful holidays. It's newer campsite with pitches arranged in terraces with great sea view, while mobile homes are set in the upper part of the camp.

Val Saline offer pebbled beach that offers enough space in high season, new swimming pool will be added, build new sanitary facility and electric car charging station. Guests love great animation centre and interesting children's playground with mini golf and sports centre.

7. Camping Omisalj - island Krk

Camping Omisalj was renovated two seasons ago and was awarded with title Superplatz. This is first campsite when arriving to island Krk. Camping pitches are arranged along pebbled bay, on the other side of the bay are mobile homes. Larger swimming pool is arranged next to restaurant, where also playroom, shop and modern reception are arranged.

8. Camping Krk Premium Resort - island Krk

Camping Krk is located on the left side of the town Krk and is listed among the best ones in Europe. Central part of the campsite is arranged in terraces and reserved for campers, while left side is reserved for mobile homes. Glamping tent set close to the beach is available as well. There are two swimming pools with heated water, water playgrounds, slides, wellness centre and indoor place for children animation activities.

9. Camping Baska Beach Resort - island Krk

Baska Beach Resort was previously known as camping Zablace. It has newly arranged swimming pool and camping pitches by the pebbled beach. New is as well reception, market and sanitary facilities. Camp's location is great for various sport activities - cycling, hiking, climbing and water activities.

10. Camping Cikat - island Mali Losinj

If you like shaded camping pitches, than you should visit Cikat. It is settled under pine woods. Cikat has beach with two smaller pebble bays, large swimming pool complex with slides. Cikat is one of rare campsites that is opened all year long and therefore popular destination as well during the new years holidays.

11. Camping Strasko - Novalja, island Pag

Camp Stratsko thrills with pitches and beach under oak trees. Two thirds of the campsite are arranged in terraces, offering great view across the sea. Families are the main guests in the camp, as they offer great animation, swimming pools and free-of-charge usage of sport facilities. Strasko offers besides pitches as well mobile homes and glamping tents.

12. Camping Simuni - island Pag

Simuni is camping that is well known by its rich additional offer that comprises rich sport facilities, gastronomic offer and animation activities. It has one of the nicest beaches along the Croatian beach, offering not only camping pitches, but also mobile homes and wooden bungalows. Kids enjoy rich activities at the beach and in sports centre, such as surfing, scuba diving, rental of SUP boards, water scooters and boats.

13. Camping Zaton - Nin

Zaton is first Croatian campsite that received award Superplatz years ago and remains among the best. Its is arranged as part of larger tourist complex with apartments and bungalows. Guests can enjoy in pine woods on camping pitches, in mobile homes or in glamping tent. Beach in camp Zaton is sandy, it has as well large swimming pool complex with heated water and various playgrounds. It is family centred campsite with animation organized for kids of different age and offering swimming courses, horse riding, climbing, adventure mini golf.