In the Adriatic Sea less than 2,000 feet off the shore of Dubrovnik lies a little island with a fascinating history. Local legend has it that in 1192, Richard the Lionhearted was shipwrecked on Lokrum on his way home from the crusades.
Benedictine monks built a monastery on Lokrum Island in the year 1023 and left around 800 years later. During their tenure on Lokrum Island, the Benedictines established a botanical garden and grew a number of exotic fruit trees-- which was no mean feat, considering the island's location in the Adriatic sea.
Today, Lokrum Island offers visitors a trip back in time. There are no cars on the island, but there is a swimsuit-optional beach. Look for the sign that says "Freikörperkultur."
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