National Park Brijuni
The Brijuni National Park is settled just six kilometers from historic town of Pula, very close to Istrian coastline. There are 2 major islands (Mali Brijun and Veli Brijun) and approximately a dozen smaller islands however only the biggest island, Veli Brijun can be visited (except if you have your own motorboat). It's an astonishingly gorgeous island, covered with old pines and olive plants, encompassed by a crystal clear sea. The other islands are Sveti Marko, Gaz, Vanga, Supin, Obiljak, Galija, Pusti, Grunj, Vrsar, Kotez and Jerolim. There are a lot of daily vessels from side to side between Fazana and the National Park. Absolutely nothing prevents you from staying on after the trip and checking out by yourself or relax on the beach. As a matter of fact, it's strongly advisable! The sea is amazingly transparent and the marine life is rich. It's a fantastic location for diving. Well-known for their breathtaking charm, the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park.
The island chain of Brijuni is an remarkable mix of natural, historic and cultural ancestry. The moderate atmospheric conditions and the good geographical conditions, deep pulled back coves and simply defendable raised strongholds, have protected a continuum in the humanistic activity on the island from a pre-historic times till the present day. On a pretty tiny archipelago, of an area of approximately seven square kilometers, have been enrolled some hundred sites and structures of archaeological and cultural-historical worth and that include the period from the 1st Neolithic settlements, the dugouts in the gulf of Soline, up until the development of an world-class summertime and health holiday spot at the start of the 20th century and the presidential villa toured by presidents from one third of the world's nations in its 25 years of existence. There are likewise a number of events featuring natural history and art exhibits, and archaeological compilations.
You can go to the Brijuni on an organized tour that includes a excursion of Veli Brijun by tourist train complied with leisure time at the Veli Brijun hotel or book into one of the hotels themselves, in which case you'll have flexibility to walk all around parts of the island without supervision.
An additional quality that helps make Brijuni a lot more important in relation to other locations of this weather condition is its flora. On Veliki Brijun an amazing combination of natural aspects and anthropogenesis has been accomplished. By occupying the fields and by removing the woods and altering them into landscape parks with large fields, a one-of-a-kind surroundings on the Croatian Adriatic shore has been developed. One of the most significant section of the island from the viewpoint of flora extents from the Villa Brijunka in the southern part of island, and the most attractive forest is located to the east of the White Villa.
As a result of the long lasting existence of men on the island chain of Brijuni, the animal world on the islands, particularly Veliki Brijun, aside from the native species, was enhanced by numerous imported animals that are not autochthonous to this area but got adapted to it as a result of the practically perfect climate conditions. When former president of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito was in property during the course of the summer season he invited many top-level stars and political leaders. A lot of them brought diverse animals as presents (!) who were then placed in a fenced-in area of the island.
Accommodation in the Brijuni Islands
There are 3 hotels and resorts on Veli Brijun but there is no private accommodation. Book accommodation in the Hotel Neptun or the Hotel Istra. Lots of people decide to find accommodation in nearby town of Fazana.