- Duration: 6 hours
DISCLAIMER: Each tour is subject to change by the organizers as well as the time of departure and arrival due to weather conditions and measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters
Kremenik boat tours come in many forms and one of them is Goli Otok and St. Grgur boat tour!
|Depature Time||10:00 A.M.|
|Return time||06:00 P.M. [Approx]|
Panoramic sailing to Goli Otok starting at 9:00 AM from the main waterfront for about 2.5 hours. When disembarking in the bay of Tetina, a tourist train is at your disposal to help you explore the island in a short time and without physical effort.
The ride takes about 20 minutes; ticket per person costs 30kn. The tourist facilities in the port offer a restaurant, souvenir shop and cinema, where you can watch a short documentary about the life and history of the prisoners of the former prison.
Continuation follows at 14:00 by driving for lunch to the island of Grgur, better known for its female type of prison. We offer a choice between meat and fish menu.
After lunch, use your free time for swimming or walking in the park, where with a little luck and a crust of bread you attract a tame deer or deer from the nearby Tito's hunting ground.
60 years ago, on July 9, 1949, 1,200 political prisoners were brought from all parts of the former Yugoslavia to Goli Otok in the northern Adriatic. The most infamous penitentiary of the communist rulers was established.
The historical truth about Goli Otok itself has not been fully established. When it comes to the dead, data from 400 to 4,000 victims are mentioned, and when it comes to the number of prisoners, there are 16,000 of them, up to 32,000, according to some sources from 1949 to the second half of the fifties were imprisoned for political reasons.
They were mostly accused of being supporters of the Inform-Bureau Resolution, that is, sympathizers of Stalin.
An important source for the truth about Goli Otok is those who have gone through its hell, and there are fewer and fewer of them. One of them is 83-year-old Ivo Puharić Cikin from Makarska, who has been at Goli for a year and a half since the summer of 1954. He was greeted with a ‘warm rabbit’. "I was fast and agile, but there were people who fell from the blows," says Puharić.
‘Hot rabbit’ is the name for passing through a cordon of old camp inmates beating new ones, it was an introduction to the torments of the bare islands. It is known that Golotočki prisoners are reluctant to talk about that.
Primarily because the torture itself was generally not attended by the prison guards themselves. They were just the guardians of the inhuman system established for the camp inmates - they beat each other and supported each other in order to get a better position for themselves.