Explore the beauty of the Boko Kotor Bay. St. Mark's Island.
St. Mark's Island is the largest and most beautiful island located in the Boko Kotor Bay of the Adriatic Sea.
Initially, the island of St. Mark was called the island of St. Gabriel (Sveti Gavrilo) because of the eponymous church built on it. The first mention of the island of St. Gabriel, as well as related legends, are found in the annals of the VII century. They say that there were about ten temples and chapels on the island, the most majestic of which - the church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel, towered on the hill of the same name.
In 1962, the island was leased to the French hotel chain - "Club Mediterrane", which organized here a closed exclusive resort village of St. Mark(St. Mark is one of the Evangelists, the patron saint of Venice, revered by the people of the Mediterranean Christian faith). Over time, the island itself began to be called as a settlement - the island of St. Mark. On the island, about 500 reed huts were built in the Polynesian (Tahitian) style-without running water or electricity. The pristine nature, primitive living conditions, clean beaches and pleasant Mediterranean climate attracted a huge number of nudists from all over the world who sought solitude with nature.
After the collapse of Yugoslavia and due to further military operations in the country, the resort was abandoned, and the sandy beach, which stretches along the entire coast of the island for almost five kilometers, was overgrown with lush vegetation.