Eco Camping Glavotok
It hasn’t always been so peaceful in Croatia. Various wars have affected the country’s economy, and throughout history numerous countries have jostled for a piece of this Adriatic jewel. Victims of the 1991–2001 Yugoslav Wars (including the civil war that overthrew communism) and the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia, are countrymen who have had to fight long and hard to reclaim their ancestor’s land.
Camp Glavotok’s owner Sanjin Barbalic is one such man. It took him seven years, with the help of lawyers, to win back his campsite. Now back in the family, the restaurant is watched over by a portrait of great uncle Dr Anton Milohnic, accused of being a spy and shot on this spot in 1945.
Sanjin’s 12-year operation is a model Croatian campsite, and don’t people know it. The best views, seen from pitches 263–280 and 327–334, are usually booked a year in advance. To bag one of these spots, aim for a June or late-August visit, otherwise make do with one of the woodland pitches, a good way of shielding you from the growing number of mobile homes. Many of them, though, are set-up by the campsite itself; completely furnished statics or family bungalows with the appearance of traditional coastal houses. The main comfort, over and above the kitchen, sofas and TVs is surely the air-conditioning – definitely a bonus in this neck of woods.
More like minded souls who go for the pitch up and peg down option can cool down in other ways. Jump off the jetty, enroll in diving classes and swim your heart out. At night ask for extra ice in your cocktail while you laze at the beach-front bar or head back into the trees for a quiet evening in. It’s just you, your book and the softly crashing waves.
FacilitiesOf the 330 pitches 120 are used by permanent ‘leaseholders’. There are also several new mobile homes (sleeping 4–6) for rent. Smart washing facilities. Hot showers (2kn), laundry/drying (20kn) and Wi-Fi (250kn). There is a playground, creative workshops, table tennis, basketball and beach volleyball, slong with 'organised fun' such as zumba and aerobics if thats your cup of tea. If you want to take it up a notch try a diving course with the onsite dive school (00 385 51 869 289; www.correctdiving. com).
NearbyThe Šotovento region on the island of Krk is made up of a cluster of small villages and hamlets, linked with excellent walking and hiking trails. Almost every settlement has its own, famous religious building, from the Franciscan monastery built in 1507 in in Glavotok, to the 9th-century Church of St. Krševan near the village Milohnici. If walking’s not your thing then the camp front encompasses 500 metres of the islands coast with 3 crescent shaped pebble beaches. The rest of the coast is mostly rocks and small coves ideal for jumping in the sea and generally frolicking around.
Food & DrinkPre-order the 3-hour slowcooked octopus speciality. The onsite restaurant also offers 25 different pizza flavours and has a TV screen showing football or films if it rains. In the evening enjoy cocktails mixed in the beach bar. The bakery will supply you daily with freshly baked bread and cakes and a small shop has food and vegetables and daily newspapers.
The Owner Says
The Glavotok Camp is situated on the western part of the golden island of Krk, surrounded by dense Mediterranean forest vegetation and the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea. The Glavotok Camp offers the unique enjoyment of nature, unforgettable sunsets, getting to know the cultural heritage of the island of Krk, the Mediterranean cuisine, and numerous recreational activities.
The 6-hectare surface area of the Glavotok Camp is covered by the shade of an oak tree forest, where the terraced, gently sloped terrain descends towards the sea. The Camp owns 330 maintained plots with the surface area of 70-100 m2 and the capacity for 990 persons. Apart from the plots, the camp also offers accommodation in mobile homes and bungalows.
The large assortment of plots and mobile homes offers you a choice according to your own wishes. All our types of accommodation may be booked in advanced via our website.
Located in an attractive environment, in the shade of the oak forest and only 30 metres away from the sea, you can enjoy completely furnished and air-conditioned 24 m2 mobile homes with two separate bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a fully-equipped kitchen.
The Glavotok Camp has a new offer: luxurious low-energy mobile homes. The family bungalows have the appearance of traditional coastal houses, and therefore blend in superbly with the preserved natural environment.
They are located in the shade, close to the sea, in attractive parts of the camp, overlooking the Bay of Kvarner. They are the best choice for the vacation of your dreams.
The family bungalows meet all the requirements of modern living, and are ideal for a family vacation. Over 33 m2 they offer all the comfort of your own home. The two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a completely furnished kitchen, a dining room and a porch are ideal for a family gathering.
For its exceptional care for the environment and protection of nature, the Glavotok Camp is a part of the Ecocamping management system, while its beach has been proudly flying the Blue Flag for several years.
In the pleasant ambient of the Trattoria you can taste the wide assortment of dishes and desserts of our region.
During the summer heat, seek refreshment in the mild breeze and the cocktails mixed in our beach bar adjacent to our beach.
The bakery will supply you daily with freshly baked bread, cakes and all other foodstuffs necessary for a pleasant start of the day. Fresh food and vegetables, daily newspapers and tobacco products are also a part of what we our offer.
The camp runs along approximately 500 metres of indented coast, with the crystal-clear sea and three gravel beaches and rocks created by nature.
The Glavotok Camp is situated in undisturbed nature, next to the sea, which is ideal for a vacation, and where anybody wishing to engage in sports activities and entertainment may find something for themselves. We provide a rich entertainment programme for all ages throughout the day. Under the watchful eye of the activity leaders, children can have fun in the mini club, mini disco, playground, mini zoo, and educational and creative workshops with rewards for the most creative children. Adults, on the other hand, may enjoy morning calisthenics, aerobics, aqua-aerobics, zumba, beach volleyball, table tennis or basketball.
Apart from the aforementioned camp entertainment, we have bicycles, quad bikes and kayaks for rent, and we offer pleasant walks and hikes on the trails of the island of Krk. The diving centre and marine biology centre offers an unforgettable experience of the blue depths of the Adriatic Sea.
Our offer is further enriched by our WiFi network, camping service, outdoor barbecue spots, refrigerators for guests, strongboxes, and telephones. We wish you a pleasant stay.
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