Simple campsites in southern Europe

Jul 9th, 2019, 01:38 PM
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Simple campsites in southern Europe

Hi! Iím a young 82-year-old planning a six-week train tour of southern Europe by Interrail. I am looking to pitch a small tent in Italy, Greece, Croatia and other ex-Yugoslavia countries and beyond. Can you please help me to find some less sophisticated campsites n this region that donít boast a water park, activities, entertainments and other such attractions. Thank you!
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Jul 9th, 2019, 01:58 PM
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In Croatia, campsites were often not near town/public transport, but for years I have remembered the lovely campsite I saw at Jelsa, on the island of Hvar. It can be reached by catamaran from Split. I would go to a website devoted to camping for the most up-to-date info, good luck!
In Italy, I noticed lovely campsites near the town of Orbetello (train and bus accessible) and along the Cilento coast.
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Jul 9th, 2019, 02:03 PM
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Thank you so much for this speedy reply, yorkshire. I will take careful note of your recommendations. It's an hour later here in France, long past my bedtime... Hoping to connect with you later, Brian.
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Jul 10th, 2019, 12:06 AM
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Have a look at Archies camping website. It has a huge number of campsites in Europe and is pretty accurate.
You can also but their app so you can find a site on the move. Archiescampings

Also Acsi have a wide range of campsites they approve in all sizes, big and small. https://www.eurocampings.co.uk/

Or look at Cool Camping. https://coolcamping.com/
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Jul 10th, 2019, 03:01 AM
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" Hi! I’m a young 82-year-old planning a six-week train tour of southern Europe by Interrail. I am looking to pitch a small tent in Italy, Greece, Croatia and other ex-Yugoslavia countries and beyond."

Wow, that's really cool!

I guess you know that beyond Italy there are very few rail lines in Greece and the Balkans you'll have to travel by bus or ferry most of the time. It may make some sense to use an Interrail pass for Italy since you can get the cheaper senior rates, but it would be a waste of money to use it for Southeast Europe.

"Can you please help me to find some less sophisticated campsites n this region that don’t boast a water park, activities, entertainments and other such attractions."

I can recommend a great campsite(exactly the type you're looking for) in Bar, Montenegro - a place I'm sure you'll visit since it is the terminus of the amazing Beograd - Bar railway.

Bartula - My Olive Garden Camp - Montenegro
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Jul 11th, 2019, 10:10 AM
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Thank you very much, BDKR. To fill in my story, up to now I have been flying almost every year to Southeast Asia, and decided this year on ecological grounds not to fly, so Interrail was the obvious alternative. I had originally planned to tour northern Europe, but because prices would be so much more than in Asia (e.g. 8 euros per night at a guesthouse, a couple of euros for delicious street food or little more at restaurants) over a prolonged period, I opted for the rather cheaper southern route, camping and looking for homestays on arrival.
I hope I will make do with the railway lines available to me, and certainly I am planning Belgrade-Bar, so your suggestion is extremely welcome. Do you think it is advisable to book the Olive Garden campsite in advance for mid-September? (I will be planning my journey virtually day to day, so precise dates are unknown and it will always be difficult to give much notice.)
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BDKR~ wow that campgrounds is spectacular. what a great find.
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