NP Brijuni

NP Brijuni

The Maker intended to shape a part of the Earth to the image of Heaven. That is how Istria came into being …

Brijuni are a group of fourteen small islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea, separated from the west coast of the Istrian peninsula by the narrow Fažana Strait. The largest island, Veliki Brijun Island (also known as Italian: Brioni Grande or Croatian: Veli Brijun), (5.6 km2), lies 2 kilometres (1 mile) off the coast. The second largest island is Mali Brijun with an area of 1.07 km², and twelve much smaller islands. Famous for their scenic beauty, the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park.

On the Brijuni there are several archaeological and cultural sites. At four sites on Veliki Brijun Island over 200 dinosaur footprints have been discovered, which can be traced to the Cretaceous Period from where Brijuni Cretaceous Park gets its name. There are also several archeological sites worth seeing. There is the 13th century AD St. Mary's Church which was built by the Knights Templar. There are also two ancient Roman villa remains, from the 2nd Century BC and remains of a Byzantine palace. The last remain is Hill-fort which indicates a Bronze Age settlement on the island dating back to 14th century BC. Several exhibitions including natural history and art exhibitions, and archaeological collections are also present in the NP Brijuni.

NP Brijuni Tours

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    Escorted Tours

    The day is reserved for a boat ride in the Kornati National Park, which is often mentioned as "a nautical paradise" in tourist publications. In reality is a "slalom" sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the…