• Camping Lanterna is idyllically situated on an oasis just above the medieval town of Porec and Novi Grad.
    Camping Lanterna is idyllically situated on an oasis just above the medieval town of Porec and Novi Grad.
  • Sanja Stojnić, "Front office manager assistant" at Camping Lanterna, welcomes many Norwegians to the new camping village
    Sanja Stojnić, "Front office manager assistant" at Camping Lanterna, welcomes many Norwegians to the new camping village
  • Stoneware beech trees, benches, and idyllic bridges create good recreation at Camping Lanterna
    Stoneware beech trees, benches, and idyllic bridges create good recreation at Camping Lanterna
  • The cabins are well-equipped with covered terraces and have air conditioning
    The cabins are well-equipped with covered terraces and have air conditioning
  • The cabins are located around open, car-free spaces with children's play equipment and benches for adults
    The cabins are located around open, car-free spaces with children's play equipment and benches for adults
  • The lake shore in the new Aquapark was popular with children
    The lake shore in the new Aquapark was popular with children
  • Around the new bathing resort was a busy life. In 2017, it also gets heated water.
    Around the new bathing resort was a busy life. In 2017, it also gets heated water.
  • On the sea off the coast there is an enormous facility with inflatable play equipment and bouncy castle
    On the sea off the coast there is an enormous facility with inflatable play equipment and bouncy castle
  • New camping cabins at Camping Krk have a high standard
    New camping cabins at Camping Krk have a high standard
  • Underneath the sun terrace on the restaurant terraces and overlooking the Adriatic skyline, rich holiday experiences provide for young and old
    Underneath the sun terrace on the restaurant terraces and overlooking the Adriatic skyline, rich holiday experiences provide for young and old
  • The new Piazza is a meeting place with various shops and activities
    The new Piazza is a meeting place with various shops and activities
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By: Bjarne Eikefjord
Motorhome and Caravan magazine, No. 1. February 2017

Camping Adriatic by Valamar: Upgrades the campsites

Camping Adriatic by Valamar is one of the leading tourist companies in Croatia with all 13 campsites along the Adriatic coast from Istria and Krk in the north to Dubrovnik in the south. Now the campsites are further upgraded to accommodate demanded campers from all over Europe. BoCM has visited Camping Lanterna and looked at developments.

Camping Lanterna is one of the largest campsites in Europe with room for 10.000 guests - at the same time. Strandlinja extends over 3 kilometers on three sides of the place itself. The shelters are shady underneath towering trees, some at the edge of the beach. In addition to caravans and campers, guests can also rent fixed mobile homes (wildcars)

The camping offer includes seasonal fasters, guests with caravans or campers for short or long periods, or guests staying in the wildlife wagon. A number of small shops, marketplaces, restaurants and retail stores make life necessities not far away, no matter where one should fit.

Children in focus

In 2016, the place was upgraded to 4-star family campsite with brand new car-free housing environments, and a 1350 square meter new bathroom environment with its own children's pool. Four other pools were upgraded with new water slides, sandy beaches and own beachside restaurant. Right next to the new bathing environments, a brand new Mediterranean Garden Premium Village has been established, with cabins, playgrounds, footpaths and small, idyllic bridges over small streams that cut through the outdoor areas. Here is the focus of the children's focus, the gardens are completely car-free, and equipped to make family holidays the best possible, says

Sanja Stojnić, "Front office manager assistant" at Camping Lanterna, while proudly welcoming us to one of the best campsites in Europe.

Natural System

Through the hills, small beech trees swallow between tree trunks. Hist and here are small walkways, and natural stones are chopped as benches and chairs. The children can unfold in climbing frames and slides with proper dimming underlay. The new cabins have roof tops and, of course, have state-of-the-art air conditioning. "It's all about recreating housing environments that have centuries-old traditions on Istria," says Sanja Stojnić.

pirate Skute

Close to the new camping area, the swimming facilities are located, one of them with a pirate boat in the city center. And it seems to be popular. The same applies to the large pool beyond, where you can sit on the cafeteria and enjoy both views and goodies by the way. A busy life for all ages tells us that this is a meeting place across generational boundaries. It is all monitored by lifeguards with vigilant eyes. Here it will be safe for even the smallest in the family. In the sea outside there are also large inflatable playgrounds and jumpers. Along the coast comes the snorkels studying sea life underwater.

New in 2017

2016 was a big success, and Valamar intends to continue in 2017. Then the aquapark will be expanded and will get heated water, says Nives Matic in the Adriatic city of Valamar. In addition, another new wildlife park will be all the way down to the beach zone. The main news is Campsite Piazza, a brand new big place with shops, bakery, market, restaurants and adventure area for small and medium-sized children. "Camping Lanterna has guests from most of Europe, and we also have room for more Norwegians," says Nives Matic to BoCM, recalling that it is part of Leading Camping Europe, and has received German ADAC / ANWB award for Best Campsite for years 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Camping Krk

A little south of Rijeka is another campsite which in 2016 went up to the elite class with 5 stars, as the first campsite in Croatia. Camping Krk is an eco-friendly family campsite with a heated swimming pool and a range of health care services. New of the year is a large open piazza, or gathering place with shops, bakery, market and much more. The children are taken care of through the Maro Mini Club, the Maro Midi Club and the Teens Lounge, which range from kindergarten to teenagers. Camping Krk is also a Leading Camping Europe, and also received the ADAC / ANWB award for Best Campsite for 2015 and 2016.

Historical reason

Krk is the largest of all 1100 islands in Croatia, and has a natural wealth that has given the island the nickname "The Golden Island". The city of Krk is one of the oldest towns in Croatia, and throughout the history it has had a number of rulers who have tried to put their way into buildings, monuments and churches. Around the city is a solid city wall dominated by the castle of 14. century. Street theater, classical concerts and modern music collections provide rehearsals on the marketplaces.

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