Goli Otok - the naked island - was not named because of its bare surface without any vegetation like in many peoples opinion, it gets its name, just because of the fact, that the island was a secret place for nudists in earlier years.
Goli is located in Croatia's touristic center between the beloved holiday-islands Krk and Rab. Directly next to Goli you can find Grgur, a former prison-island for woman.
In the former Yugoslavia
Goli-Otok was a prison-island for male, political criminals.
When I was a little boy, lying on the beach of the neighbor-island Rab, I often saw smoking smokestacks or searching patrol-boats as the only visible things of life on this island. And all I heard were rumors, about boats, which were shot, if they came too close to Goli or about the unworthy doings against humans.
Goli was TOP SECRET!
As a result of the missing answers to all of
my questions, I become really nosy to get the truth about Goli-Otok.