A place like no other

A place like no other

Brijuni, a group of islands comprising of two large and twelve smaller isles,
are strung along Istria’s south western coast not far from Pula.

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BRIJUNI, a group of islands
30,0 km far away

Brijuni, a group of islands comprising of two large and twelve smaller isles, are strung along Istria’s south western coast not far from Pula. Their surface area is barely 7,0 km2, but together with the surrounding sea the total area of the park is 34,0 km2.

Brijuni are renowned for its indented nature and the unspoiled Mediterranean vegetation, but the islands also boast an invaluable cultural heritage dating from the Roman and Byzantine times, which alongside with the outstanding natural beauty, has made them a popular holiday destination among the world statesmen and the aristocracy. Although not inhabited, because of the numerous tourists who are ferried over from the mainland by boat, there are people on the islands all year round.

Veliki Brijun offers accommodation in three small hotels, enabling their guests to savour an atmosphere of peace while being surrounded by beautiful nature and having the tourist flurry of Pula within easy reach. The site of the first golf course in Croatia is on Brijuni. Despite the numerous visitors, the landscape has been well preserved, as proved by a large number of birds which winter on the islands.

Source: Croatian National Tourist Board (croatia.hr)

PULA
10,0 km far away

Pula, a city that has existed for three thousand years, is situated in the south of the Istrian peninsula. The town has beautiful beaches spread over nearly one hundred miles of beautiful and indented coastline. The Pula Amphitheater or Arena is one of the six largest Roman amphitheaters in the world. Erected in the 1st century during the reign of Emperor Vespasian, it was primarily used for gladiator fights in front of 20,000 spectators.

Source: Croatian National Tourist Board (croatia.hr)

ROVINJ
30,0 km far away

Rovinj is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns on the Croatian coast because of its unique appearance and its wonderful natural surroundings. Rovinj offers numerous possibilities – walking in the wonderful natural surroundings, recreational sports, discovering hidden beauties, cultural heritage, archaeological sites, tasting some of the Rovinj delicacies. The town of experiences, Venetian architecture and harmonious colours, wonderful landscapes, was crowned the Champion of Croatian tourism in 2008.

POREČ
50,0 km far away

Poreč is a town located in the heart of the western coast of Istria. A town of culture, tourism, sport and leisure, where the aromas and colours of past times form a mosaic of unforgettable experiences. Traces of the past are preserved in the old part. The stone streets, the remains of ancient temples, forums and other beautiful buildings preserved from ancient times testify to the many rulers. The Euphrasian basilica from the 6th century is the most valuable cultural and historical monument in Istria, and on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

MOTOVUN
67,0 km far away

A town of rich historical heritage in which each stone has its own story has been an attractive and popular tourist destination for a many years. This medieval Istrian town is situated on a hill with a view of the river Mirna valley. Numerous events are held in Motovun (the Motovun Film Festival) also interesting for those who love flying hot air balloons as the favourable micro-climate makes flying possible throughout the year.

Source: Croatian National Tourist Board (croatia.hr)

NOVIGRAD
65,0 km far away

Novigrad, once a peaceful fishing town, over the years has become a compelling touristic destination.

Although being so popular among tourists from all around the world, Novigrad has to this day kept its intimate and irresistible charm of a typical quite Mediterranean fishing town.

UMAG
76,0 km far away

Umag – a city of tourism and sports which is most close to the world through its tennis. It has been the host to the ATP tournament for years, and many of the greats of this white sport. The tourist offer is truly very rich: sea, beaches, greenery, sports facilities on the coast and caving and mountain terrains in the hinterland…
With superb accommodation conditions, a wellness oasis, casino bars, traditional festivals, many cultural events and a rich variety of gastronomic offer you will really enjoy Umag.