Croatia is a relatively small country (about 4.3 million people, roughly half as many as London). After World War II until it declared its independence in 1991, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia. Like Yugoslavia and Croatia’s current neighbors it was strongly under the influence of the Soviet Union until 1991. Consequently, it is not well known to tourists outside of Europe.
As a Balkan country across the Adriatic Sea from the East coast of Italy, Croatia has a mild Mediterranean climate, ideal during the summer months for naturism. However, unlike most countries outside Northwestern Europe – including Italy – Croatia, in general, has a favorable, welcoming attitude regarding naturism. As a result, it has become a popular destination for European naturists, with a number of clothing optional beaches and campgrounds. In this respect, it’s a lot like France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands.
According to the world travelers of Naked Wanderings,
“Nudist camping in Croatia is almost as old as naturism itself. From way back in the former Yugoslavian times, nude beaches in Croatia were crowded by both locals as tourists. Today this results in some of the most beautiful nudist resorts and clothing optional resorts in Europe. Large naturist campings (or FKK campings as they are often called here) are spread along the coast. … France might still be the queen of naturism in Europe but Croatia certainly deserves a place in the top three.”
Croatia should definitely be a prime destination for naturist vacationers from outside as well as inside of Europe. English speakers should be especially interested, since a recent survey indicates that almost half of Croatians speak English as their second language.
General informaion on naturism in Croatia
- Top 10 Nudist Beaches in Croatia (3/9/19)
- Naturism in Croatia – The Ultimate Guide 2019
- Guide to naturist camps in Croatia (10/29/18)
- Guide to nudist camps in Croatia (9/24/18)
- Guide to nudist (FKK) beaches in Croatia (8/27/18)
- Croatia: The Clothing Optional Country (7/31/17)
Information on specific naturist locations in Croatia