Krk, Hvar and Dubrovnik
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Autocamp"Istra" in Vrsar and
"Banculuka" in Baska on island Krk. They are both
"FKK". "FKK" means that you are free to go as you
are pleased. Freier Körper Kultur, German meaning
"Free Body Culture". But I think that on these camping
sites 100% of the guests go naked. Also people from
town come here over day. No entrance fee or anything.
one (photo above) is from Autocamp "Istra" outside
the town of Vrsar on the Istrian peninsula in the
north-western part of Croatia. The camp was very
good, but there were a lot of sea urchins in the
water. Fantastic waters for Windsurfing and canoeing.
They had also a small ramp if you are bringing your
own boat. Restaurant and everything you want at
the camp. Also a lot outside the area. But you need
a car to go in to Vrsar and still more restaurants......
place (photo above) is one of my favourites: Autocamp
Banculuka in Baska on island Krk. A very well kept
camping with a very good swimming. Supermarket,
coffee shop and stand for fresh vegetables in the
premises. Plus tennis court and minigolf. A reception
with a very good service. There is a 15 minutes
walk in to town Baska with a lot of small cozy restaurants
and a long esplanade along the sea. The ferries
to island Rab stop here. There are a lot of nudist
beaches on Rab, but I have never come any further
the best with Baska is if you continue out to the
right side of this picture (above). A lot of cliffs
and private space. Very good for a family with children
who are a little older and who like to jump from
the cliffs and maybe not are so fond of going naked
in front of other people in the beginning. The absolute
favourite place when I have had youngsters with
me on holiday. That´s where I have taken the picture
above. And the parents can be calm. The water is
at least 60 ft deep, even if you can see the bottom.
And no currents in the warm and salt water.
the one above and the following one, are from island
Hvar. These are from the town with the same name
at the western part of this island with the most
sun hours in all Croatia. And the smell of lavendel
in the evenings is something you never forget. You
think of it everytime you use a soap.....
Hvar you can take a boat out to the islands on this
picture (below). They are all free for nudists.
You can also take boats from the small harbour in
town to more distant fishermans villages. The people
have left fishing a long time ago, but in this one
they lived on fishing and serving it to the tourist
on the beach. Guaranteed fresh!!!!! This village
and some more can only be reached by boat, unless
you own a donkey.....
better photo (above) over the town Hvar and the
islands Jerolim and Stipanska. Boats are going there
from the harbor. And all islands are free for nudist
is the world famous town of Dubrovnik and its island
Dubrovnik was founded around
year 600 and the walls were built on the 12:th to
the 17:th century. All houses are at least 200 years
old as they had an earthquake there in 1776 destroying
most of the town. But most houses were repaired
and only the ones in the middle of town were reconstructed.
Narrow fantastic alleys and a lot of stairs. very
fine restaurants. The town has a fantastic history
of wars and sieges. Napoleon built of fortress on
mountain Srdj to monitor the town because it was
too beautiful to attack. Even Hitler thought the
same. But not their neighbors, the serbs, who shot
over 1500 granates (grenades) over the town on the
6:th of december 1991. That day is the catholic
"Saint Nicholas´ day" when Santa Claus come to the
children. But they got a granate every 30 second
from 5 o´clock in the morning all day until the
evening. That is what is called "terror bombing".
Just imagine. With cold blood shoot granades (grenade)
down into this beauty filled with defenseless civilians.
And then we in the West demand them to forget and
live on like they alwas have done. (They have always
The granades were shot from the
top of the mountain to the right of this picture.
The houses on the hillside were not damaged due
to the fact that it isn´t possible to shoot less
than 1 mile in range, I´ve heard. And these houses
are closer than that. 3 air fighters attacked the
fortress during the war. But only to destroy the
cross that was up there to destroy the moral of
the inhabitants. The "soldiers" doing this rape
of the town were at large prisoners from a well
known prison in Montenegro. They had been promised
a cut off from their punishments for "good behaviour"
after war. However one person up there must have
deactivated the phosphorgranades as almost all of
them landed without exploding. Only 9 houses were
destroyed by fire. We found when cleaning up there
a lot of proofs of who they were. It was all handed
over to UNPROFOR to be used in Haag later on.
The above picture is taken from
Napolens fortress "Belvedere". About 500 yards to
my left was the place where they shot all granades
(grenades) over the town.
There are boats leaving the Old
harbour every whole hour to island Lokrum. If you
follow the path along the left side you will come
to the nudist area. There are only cliffs, no beach,
but stairs to get in and out of the water. Fantastic
water!!!!! Most tourists never see any other place
to swim when they are in Dubrovnik than Lokrum.
Everyone finds their favourite spot here.
The island is a reservate with
a benedictine monestary with a fine (and cheap)
restaurant plus my favourite water hole, the bar/cafeteria
where you can have a "Sismis" - a bat - red wine
and Fanta. With a lot of ice. Sounds horrible, but
tastes very good in the heat. The croatian red wine
is very heavy. But only one if you want to walk
picture (above), taken by a friend of mine, you
can see what is left from the cable car that once
went up to the top. Up there you can see the fortress
built 1810 by Napoleon, Fort Imperial.
Me in the
bar ordering a "Schischmisch" as it should be pronounced.
Pero, the bartender always asks what day it is today.
Sismis or Beer. Plus a sandwich. A beer or a "bat"
costs about USD 1.50.
Hotel Palace has been renovated (now a *****
hotel) and reopened this summer (2004). Old
FKK beach near the hotel is not a naturist beach
anymore. The beach is to be used for hotel's
other very good place is Hotel Palace`s FKK-beach
(photo on the left). The hotel was a shelter for
refugees after the war, but is today closed for
renovation and repair och war damages until furter.
On one side are these rocks and on the other side
is a stair leading down into the water. There are
almost only local, elderly people there as this
place isn´t mentioned in any tourist publication.
It belongs to the hotel...... The people here is
croatian hospitality when it is at its best. This
is also my personal favourite place. No bar, no
shower, no expences. You bring what you need for
a perfect day in the sun.
To get there you take bus number
4 to the end station "Hotel Palace" and walk down
the path to the sea.
If you like long, sandy beaches you take the boat
out to the island Lopud. It leaves the new harbour
Gruz at 10 o´clock every morning during high season.
(June to August). The first half of the beach is
for those who prefer going dressed. And the second
part is for us who enjoy nature. Where the limit
goes differs from day to day. A tip is not to go
there during the week-ends as a lot of people from
Dubrovnik come out here in their own boats and make
a lot of noise. One big party in every boat. The
croatians know how to have fun! Ask me! Our full
days in Milan´s boat are memories for life. If they
like the party, and they always do, everybody sings
all songs and all time......
About the island Lopud outside
Dubrovnik... In all Croatia it is OK swim naked,
provided you use some kind of common sense. Like
not in the towns and absolutely not in front of
a church. The first half of this fantastic beach
is usually crowded by dressed locals, while the
other half has got nudists. This picture is taken
in the middle of "the textile area". So there is
a long beach behind my back. But there are some
naked people among the dressed ones. And vice versa......
Nema problema, as they say......
are two hotels at Lopud (photo above), (not the
same as Lapad, which is a part of the town). There
are also some private rooms available there.
last one picture of a nice car I found in the town
Medjugorje in Bosnia. It was just after war had
stopped there. You take what you have got left.
The guy on the left side with the big ears is my
idol. He never gives up!!!
I was in Havanna two weeks ago.
Not even there they had this kind of cars.
Simonsson for this report.
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