Big trip to the Balkans
Category : TripsBalkan
We offer you a great and exciting trip to the countries of the Balkan Peninsula (Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania).
We recommend to devote the main time to a trip to Montenegro. This is a fabulously beautiful country, which should be given more of your attention. It is convenient to park there, excellent roads, amazing nature, a loyal attitude of the police to parking in nature (unlike Croatia) and a lot of interesting and fascinating things.
We remind you that before traveling to Croatia, decide where you would like to go and if your desires do not coincide with the route we have proposed, be sure to choose a campsite for your vacation. This is the only country where the law on the prohibition of parking outside the campsite is strictly monitored. To select a campsite, you can use the function “SEARCH CAMPING”. When visiting a site with a camping search, it is most convenient to use the map search function.
№1 Paid parking at Dubrovnik Airport (coordinates: 42.559079, 18.264267). We meet you and give you a camper in the parking lot at the airport. You inform us in advance of the arrival date, flight number, arrival time and airport name (we can meet at the airport in Montenegro Tivat or Podgorica, the airport in Croatia Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split and other airports of the Balkans). At the meeting, we explain everything in detail. We show how the motorhome functions, we give detailed instructions printed on paper, how to use the motorhome.
№2 Free parking on the outskirts of Dubrovnik (coordinates: 42.669094, 18.088184). In the city of Dubrovnik, it is very difficult to park on a motorhome and it is almost impossible to find free parking. But we have found for you a free parking for a motorhome on the very seashore. In 20-25 minutes you walk to the old city.
№3 Camping “Viter” (coordinates: 43.139581, 17.280967). Camping is located on the first line of the sea. A very beautiful place. If you plan to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is most convenient to vizit in this camp before the trip. It is very conveniently located along your path. During the trip you will meet a large number of campsites, as this type of recreation is very developed in Croatia. During peak season, be sure to reserve a parking place for the caravan in advance.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
№4 Paid parking near the waterfalls Kravice, Bosnia and Herzegovina (coordinates: 43.158494, 17.607646) The beauty of Kravice waterfalls can be compared to the famous Plitvice Lakes waterfalls in Croatia. But the biggest difference and advantage is that you can swim in the Kravice waterfalls and there is a very beautiful beach. Be sure to bring beach accessories with you.
№5 Paid parking city Mostar (coordinates: 43.338521, 17.808620). The territory of the city is divided into two parts, between which a bridge was laid, which gave rise to the development of the city and its name. The city grew from a bridge on both sides of the Neretva. And on the one and on the other hand, city blocks and streets were formed, which over the centuries acquired their unique architectural appearance. HERE you will find a lot of interesting information about Mostar.
№6 Free parking Tvrdos Monastery (coordinates: 42.719274, 18.291356) was built on the foundation of the church from the 4th century and belongs to some of the most ancient cultural and historical monuments in Republika Srpska. A special feature of the interior is the glass floor, which is a kind of “window to the past” through which you can see the foundation of the church from the 4th century. A long tradition of wine production, the beginning of which dates back to the 15th century, the monastery is successfully maintained today. We recommend buying several types of wine! Low prices will please you very much.
№7 Free parking city Trebinje (coordinates: 42.711599, 18.360636) The Slavs called this area “terbyny”, which meant “cleared land”. The city is located on the Trebisnice River, in the southeast of Herzegovina. “The city of three religions” is also called Trebinje. On its territory you can visit the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Cathedral, a mosque.
№8 Free parking near the mountain lake “Slano” Niksic (coordinates: 42.757323, 18.821696)
№9 Free parking at Krupacko lake Niksic (coordinates: 42.792506, 18.900810)
№10 Free parking Pluzine city, Pivske lake (coordinates: 43.152123, 18.825604)
№11 Parking -Rafting Camp “Modra Rijeka” (coordinates: 43.343296, 18.841965). It is surrounded by unspoilt nature on the banks of the Piva River. Rafting runs along the canyon along the famous Tara River. You have access to additional services: walking tours, jeep safari in Durmitor, mountain biking, cruise on Lake Piva, kayaks and much more. The restaurant serves traditional cuisine. Free WiFi is available. The nearest grocery store is 500 meters away. For more information, please contact HERE
№12 Free parking with a view of Lake Piva (coordinates: 43.175591, 18.858918)
№13 Free parking in the Durmitor reserve, at the foot of the Bobotov Cook mountain (coordinates: 43.104313, 19.020117)
№14 Paid parking at the campsite Durmitor – Zabljak (coordinates: 43.153095, 19.097917)
№15 Free parking at the “Dzhurzhievich” bridge over the Tara river (coordinates: 43.150907, 19.296020)
№16 Holidays by the river, Serbia (coordinates: 43.465244, 19.64759)
№17 Holidays on the shores of Lake Kokin Brod, Serbia (coordinates: 43.504127, 19.820142)
№18 Camping “Zlatibor”, Serbia (coordinates: 43.721816, 19.708324) and the dinosaur park
№19 The wooden city of Emir Kusturica «Drvengrad» on the Wet Mountain “Drvengrad” Mokra Gora, Serbia (coordinates: 43.796615, 19.507478)
Drvengrad was created by Serbian director Emir Kusturica. The director visited the idea of creating such a place when he shot the film “Life as a Miracle” in places near the Mechavnik Hill.
The city-hotel is in a place with unique natural beauties. All streets and squares of the city bear the names of personalities revered by the ideological inspirer of Drvengrad – Kusturica. Among them are Bergman, Chegevara, Maradonna, Tarkovsky, Filini and Mikhalkov. The main house of the city, in which Kusturica lives, is located on Bruce Lee Street. There is a prison in the city. There are already two prisoners in it, who, according to Kusturica, are the most important international criminals. From behind the bars of the grill, George W. Bush and Javier Solana look at the tourists.
Those who wish to have a cultural rest can visit the cinema named after Stanley Kubrick or the library on the main street of Drvengrad, where more than 10,000 books are stored. Every year, starting from 2008, the Kustendorf Film and Music Festival is held in Mechavnik. The idea of creating the festival, owned by Kusturica, consists in showing films free of Hollywood influence. Emir believes that Hollywood poses a threat to author’s cinema. Kusturica chose Bruce Willis as the personification of Hollywood. The fight with which, one way or another, takes place within the framework of each festival. So, in 2008, the festival held a demonstration funeral for all parts of the movie “Die Hard” with Willis in the title role. And six years later, Emir Kusturica and Bruce Willis fought in a virtual duel. Needless to say, the latter was defeated and literally split into popcorn.
The festival hosts various musical performances and, of course, films are shown. The main prize of the festival is a golden egg. Kusturica’s guests were many famous film figures, among whom were Nikita Mikhalkov, Johnny Depp, Kim Ki-Duk and others.
№20 Ovchar-Kablar Gorge, Ovcar-Kablar Gorge (coordinates: 43.898594, 20.187763). Read more HERE
The Ovchar-Kablar Gorge is located in the central part of Serbia in the region called Pomorie by the name of the Western Morava River. Here is the famous thermal resort of Ovchar Banya. Its hot (37.5C) mineral water helps in the treatment of rheumatism, nervous and various skin diseases. The Dam Under the Hail Dam was designed by Nikola Tesla. One of the rare species of birds living here is the gray eagle, for which the Ovcharsko-Kablar Gorge is an ideal habitat. Since the XIV century, more than 300 monasteries have been built along the entire gorge. Therefore, this region is often called “Serbian Athos.” This area covers the widest possibilities not only for treatment, religious tourism, excursions, but also for outdoor activities – mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, fishing ….
№21 Free parking by the lake (coordinates: 43.912872, 20.235527)
№22 The medieval fortress of Maglich (coordinates: 43.611038, 20.552196) The fortress consists of seven high towers and one underground mine. The towers are connected by walls two meters thick, which form a rectangle. Inside the fortification you can see the ruins of palaces, the church of St. George and the barracks, as well as the remains of water tanks and a granary. A winding path leads to the fortress, which originates on a pedestrian bridge. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of getting into this city, from where a magnificent breathtaking view of the mountains and the valley of the Ibar River opens.
№23 Paid parking in the Camping Biogradsko Jezero nature reserve – entry paid (coordinates: 42.900685, 19.595714)
№24 Free parking at the Moraca Monastery (Moraca Canyon) (coordinates: 42.764276, 19.389429)
№25 Supermarket “NAŠ DISKONT” in the city of Podgorica (coordinates: 42.420855, 19.256860)
№26 Free parking at the Niagara Falls (coordinates: 42.383663, 19.278792)
Unknown and unexplored Albania. The ancestors of modern Albanians are Illyrians, crusaders …. For a long time it was socialistly directed, rejected any faith, had a totalitarian regime of government and, of its own free will, was in international isolation with its own course of development. Fearing an invasion from all of its neighbors, more than 700 thousand bunkers were built in socialist Albania, one for 4 inhabitants of the country. The density of the bunkers is 24 pieces per square kilometer.
Small bunkers were located in groups of 3 or more pieces, in places of the most likely enemy attack. Some bunkers have survived to this day and are reminiscent of those times. The recent history of Albania is characterized by massive unemployment, huge inflation, the development and spread of mafia groups, the presence of financial pyramids that lead to impoverishment of the population.
Today’s Albania is a young, open and rapidly developing country. If you decide to visit Albania on a motorhome, it is most convenient to stop for an overnight stay in campsites, of which there are not many. The stores accept international Visa or Mastercard cards, as well as cash Albanian currency leki.
№27 Camping “Lake Shkodra Resort” on the shore of Lake Skadar, Albania (Coordinates: 42.138631, 19.467161).
№28 Fortress near the city of Shkodar “Rozafa Castle” (Parking coordinates: 42.047866, 19.497852). The road is narrow and there is no parking near the fortress. From history: according to archaeological research, the first fortress appeared on this site in the IV century BC. e. It was founded by the Illyrian tribe Labeati.
№29 Albania Beach Pedonale Velipojë, Albania (Coordinates: 41.862600, 19.406850)
№30 Camping Nudist Island “Ada Boyana” (coordinates: 41.865109, 19.344285)
№31 Camping «MCM» Ulcinj (coordinates: 41.901268, 19.275756)
№32 Camping «Safari Beach» Ulcinj (coordinates: 41.903912, 19.266994)
№33 Camping Uteha (coordinates: 42.010379, 19.151172)
№34 Paid parking “Chanj beach” (coordinates: 42.162031, 18.996236)
№35 Paid parking camp Buljarica (coordinates: 42.194701, 18.963925)
№36 Paid parking Lucice Petrovac (coordinates: 42.201145, 18.950702)
№37 Free parking near the island of St. Stephen (coordinates: 42.256390, 18.897748)
№38 Paid parking sandy beach Becici (coordinates: 42.282056, 18.872562)
№39 Free parking Budva (coordinates: 42.277875, 18.833220)
№40 Free parking beach / camping Jaz (coordinates: 42.284175, 18.802848)
№41 Supermarket “HDL 365” near the Tivat airport (coordinates: 42.385279, 18.744799). We recommend that you buy food at the beginning of your trip at a supermarket near the Tivat airport. Accepts bank cards and cash in euros.
№42 Paid parking Tivat Blue Horizons beach (coordinates: 42.386420, 18.681849). At the beginning of the trip, we advise you to call on the Lustica peninsula, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Montenegro.
№43 Free parking Tivat city. (coordinates: 42.425729, 18.701415). This place is unique in that it is within walking distance to the city center, where there is a large vegetable and fish market and the famous village of “Porto Montenegro”. We advise everyone to visit this place! You will see the Montenegrin “Venice”. Overnight stay possible.
№44 Paid parking the city of Kotor. (coordinates: 42.427770, 18.768378). Be sure to visit this place, buy souvenirs and have coffee on the terrace in the restaurant overlooking the old city! Overnight at paid parking. In the city of Kotor and in the vicinity it is forbidden to stop outside official parking lots or outside the campsite.
№45 Paid parking Perast city (coordinates: 42.489953, 18.693047). Perast is one of the most beautiful cities in Montenegro. Almost every building in the city is an architectural monument. In your photo collection you must have this city and two islands that can be reached by fishing boat for 2 euros per person.
№46 Oyster Farm with Restaurant (coordinates: 42.484533, 18.728641). We recommend that you go in the oyster restaurant. Nice and friendly atmosphere, hospitable staff, fresh seafood, homemade wine. Restaurant prices: Raw mussels – 2 euros / kg; Oysters – 1.5 euros / piece; Mussels – 10 Euro / kg (with garlic sauce, bread, lemon); Grilled sea bass / dorado fish – 10 Euro 1 fish; White domestic wine – 7.5 euro 1 liter. https://www.facebook.com/muslje.Milos/
№47 Free parking in Croatia on the border with Montenegro (coordinates: 42.406164, 18.511426) Croatia is one of the few countries in the Balkans where it is forbidden to stay on a motorhome for the night outside the campsite. But we found several places where we parked many times at night, and no one drove us away. This is one of such places on the seashore where it is very beautiful.
№48 Camping “Adtiatik II”(coordinates: 42.453218, 18.435755). At the end of your trip (before departure from Dubrovnik airport) we recommend that you stop at the Adtiatik II camping in Croatia. It is located on the first line of the sea. Here you can wash your things, prepare the motorhome for a return. We remind you that the caravan must be clean and the toilet cassette must be empty.
We hope you like our offer and you have a great time!
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