Brijuni National Park

ZelenkaBlazek's picture

Location

Istria
Croatia
44° 54' 32.8248" N, 13° 45' 26.4096" E
HR
General info: 

Brijuni is a unique archipelago of 14 islands off the coast of Croatia.

In the past the islands were home to a large number of quarries and became famous mostly as the private retreat of Tito. In 1983 however the area was being accorded national park status and opened all people. Travelling on the islands is still strictly controlled and only two of the islands, Veli Brijun – the biggest island – and Mali Brijun, home to an Austrian fortress, are open to visitors.

One of the oldest olive trees in Europe lies in the Brijuni National Park, with an age of 1600 years. The Tito Museum is also located here and you can learn more about Croatia’s recent history. If you want to relax after visiting cultural venues, you can sunbathe on one of the beaches located on the main island.

Getting there: 

You can take the regular ferry from Fazana to the islands.

Costs: 

You have to pay the Island tours and the fee ranges from 125 kn to 210 kn for adults. Children benefit from half prices.

You might be interested in

Nature might not be the first thing that comes into your mind when thinking about Hong Kong. However very close to the city you can experience Hong Kong in a whole different way.

The Everglades National Park is one of the largest wilderness areas in the United States. It stretches over the area of more than 1.5 million acres and is one of the most popular destinations in Florida.

On the other side of the Fjord from Preikestolen is another breathtaking cliff, Kjerag. Its highest point is 1110 m above sea level, but it is the northern drop to Lysefjorden that attracts most visitors.

Mount Asgard is a twin peaked mountain with two flat-topped, cylindrical, rock towers, separated by a saddle.

The astonishingly vertical cliffs of the Alabaster Coast are most picturesque in the small town of Etretat. The cliffs are up to 70m high and create a perfect contrast with the plateau of the Pays de Caux above the cliffs.

The Trango Towers is a group of tall granite spikes located in northern Pakistan. The Towers offer some of the largest cliffs and most challenging rock climbing in the world.

Interesting places nearby

Diocletian’s Palace is an ancient residence of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, designed to house him after his retirement in 305 AD.

‘Forgive, but do not forget’ is what Hungarians say when asked about the oppressive governments that ruled the Hungary in the mid twentieth century.

Castle Hill is placed high above the city on the Buda side. In the 13th century, Mongolian tribes were advancing from the east to the Europe, leaving only death and horror behind.

Hungarians are very proud of their history. Their country exists more than one millennium and their first king takes a special place in Hungarian history.

If you get excited visiting mysterious and intriguing places, look no further than the Old Jewish Cemetery. Why?

The construction of the Charles Bridge in Prague lasted for almost 150 years making it one of the most impressive buildings of this country.