Croatia, in the opinion of many, Europe's most beautiful garden
has been an attractive naturist destination for five decades. Naturism
from its first beginnings in 1936 on the island of Rab, naturally
with the permission of the town authorities, was begun by respectable
guests Edward VIII and his beloved Wallis Simpson. From the construction
of the first facilities until today the continued development and
variety offered to naturists has ensured that regular guests are
joined by more and more new guests every year.
You probably already know that Croatia was the first European tourist
country to open its doors to naturists several decades ago!
It's long tradition and hospitable population have made this country
a favourite of naturists, known lovers of nature and its most loyal
protectors, today as in years before. Croatia can really boast of
Eight national parks (Brijuni, Kornati and Mljet on the coast and
the Plitvice Lakes, Krka, Paklenica, Risnjak and Northern Velebit
inland) and almost 10% of its territory environmentally protected,
a rich cultural heritage, developed tourist infrastructure, hospitable
people and accessibility are major, but not the only, aces of tourism
Even though its area of about 90 thousand km2, of which two thirds
is land and a third sea, categorise it as a medium sized European
country, Croatia abounds with natural environmental diversity. The
authentic mediterranean atmosphere, long gone in other places, a
thousand islands - each a world in itself, towns rich in historical
and cultural heritage are without equal. Of the many medieval towns
with cultural and historical monuments, the ones under UNESCO protection
are: the Diocletian Palace in Split, the old nucleus of Trogir,
the Euphrasius Basilica in Porec, the cathedral in Sibenik and the
city of Dubrovnik.
In addition to the beauty of the coast we must make mention of the
inland rich with mountains and mediterannean caves, river rafting
and the endless fields of Slavonia… There really is plenty to see!
The spirit and culture of the Croatian people is evident not only
in their everyday life or in the streets, but also in museum collections,
exhibitions, concerts of classical music and theatre. In the same
measure they can be found in the folk customs that come to life
during festivals or in town museums where life has been going on
in the same stone-paved streets, same churches, same squares for
hundreds of years.
Few, if any - even if they have only seen it once - have forgotten
the town-monuments such as Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Sibenik, Porec,
Zadar, Pula, the Croatian metropolis of Zagreb or inland towns -
Osijek, Varazdin and many others. Get to know Croatia!
Croatia has a long tradition of naturist tourism, creating an image
of an ideal naturist destination by organisation and construction
of adequate specialised buildings and facilities. Continued until
Along the entire Adriatic coast, from Savudrija to Dubrovnik, by
offering naturists an appropriate selection in a natural setting
in which a balance between man and nature is achieved through sports,
healthy food and facilities, a pleasant and interesting holiday
is ensured. There are also the benefits of the sun, water and air,
life in nature and with nature, enjoying the original and healthy
tastes and smells of the Mediterranean.
Therefore, our journey through Croatia's naturist destinations -
a reminder for our old guests and guide for naturist beginners -
will be an introduction to Croatian centres, hotels, tourist villages
and camps. Aware of the fact that we can't tell you everything,
we'll take you to the places where naturist tradition is combined
with modern facilities. Together, we will also visit many natural
naturist beaches, beaches that are not officially recognised as
such but are well known and it has been verified that the local
people know and accept naturist rules. Let's go on together! Welcome!
In harmony with nature:
There are numerous reasons why Croatia is an endearing tourist
destination for naturists. Some will find that mutual affection
for its tradition, some in the closeness with nature, which is the
basis of naturist philosophy, and some in the tourist infrastructure,
which suits the needs of naturists. All of them are thrilled with
That naturism, in Croatia, is constantly adapting to suit the needs
and life philosophies of its guests is made evident by the rich
variety of sports and recreational activities offered. Respecting
the naturist orientation towards the protection nature, which is
one of the major commitments of tourism in Croatia, Croatian naturist
centres are praised for their protection of the environment and
some naturist destinations such as "Valalta" Rovinj, "Koversada"
Vrsar, "Ulika" Cervar Porat are adorned with the prestigious
international symbol of a protected environment - the "Blue
Naturist centres accept all guests with the International Naturist
Federation (INF) member's card and all families that follow naturist
rules. It should be stated that single men without the International
Naturist Federation member's card, as a rule are not admitted.
Besides naturist centres and camps with parts assigned to naturists,
there are many beaches on the Adriatic that are not especially marked.
Make note that although naturism is tolerated, don't be the first
naturists on a beach you're not familiar with, especially if it
is in the vicinity of a town or village!
A piece of advice to lovers of naturism: take these recommendations
into account. After all, we are only offering this advice as good
and hospitable hosts to true naturists. Welcome!