"THE BRIJUNI ISLANDS ? Only up..." Rijeka Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kamen_mali

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THE BRIJUNI ISLANDS ? Only up to few years ago the islands were closed to the general public as they were summer residence of President Tito and the top officials of former Yugoslavia. Over the years, almost 100 foreign heads of state were received by Tito on the islands and many of the film stars ? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren ?.
Nowdays, the islands are open. The group of islands consists of 2 large ones and 12 smaller ones and were given National Park Status in 1983. The largest island is the Great Brijuni (Veli Brijun) ? especially green and is covered with Mediterranean vegetation. The island also has a safari park which is home to various animals. There are 4 hotels on the island and they are accessible from the port of Fazana, near Pula, by boat.
For more info check out the Travelogue on my Croatia page.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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