Goli Otok, Croatia–A New Tourist Attraction?
Goli otok translates as “naked island”, named, we believe, after its days as a secret nudist destination. However it became infamous for its prison back in the days of Tito and the Yugoslav Republic.
It lies just north of the popular northern Croatian destination of Rab and there is about to be much current debate as to what to “do” with it!
Croatia’s economy is driven, to a great extent by tourism and the government wants to maximise the use of its “assets” so options range from bulldozing all remnants of the dark past for new developments, to turning the island into a memorial of its bleak history.
For more details, some of them making depressing reading, have a look at these links: