The Brijuni or the Brijuni Islands (also known as the Brionian Islands; same as Italian: Brioni) 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.
The islands gained worldwide fame in 1956 when the main leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement met with the host, Yugoslav president Tito, to form the Brioni Declaration which served as the foundation for the policies the movement would follow. Another event which took place on the islands was the 1991 Brioni Agreement.
The easiest way to get to the national park is by boat and you have to board a boat in Fažana. It's a small town located close to Pula. Pula is your best options in terms of flights. You will be able to find flights from major airports during the summer season. You can book tickets online or join a tour to the islands.
When to visit
The islands are open most of the year for visitors. Be sure to check the website of the national park before you visit. The main season for visiting is during summer where the weather is warmest.
Map of Brijuni National Park
Image gallery of Brijuni National Park
Sights in Brijuni National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Activities in Brijuni National Park
This section will list some of the popular activities in the national park. They range from demanding to family type activities.
Wildlife in Brijuni National Park
These sections shows you some of the characteristic wildlife to the national park.
Mushroom hunting in Brijuni National Park
There are generally no mushrooms in the national park and you should not forage any unless you have permission from a private landowner.
Camping rules in Brijuni National Park
There are no places designated for wild camping on the island. Stick to some of the accommodation offered in the national park.
Bears in Brijuni National Park
No bears in the park
This national park has no bears and you do not need to take precautions.