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Brijuni Islands, Rovinj

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Once a lavish residence of Yugoslavian president Tito, Brijuni Islands offer nature trails with exotic imported plants, archeological finds, and lots of history. See remnants of Bronze Age settlements that date back to the 14th century BCE, and encounter former Byzantine, Roman, and Templar structures. Tour the site to learn about its vibrant transformation from a poor, malaria-infested settlement in the 19th century to one of the world's most valued resorts of the 20th century. Visit Tito's property and browse his personal effects. Outdoor buffs and would-be paleontologists can explore hundreds of dinosaur footprints that have been discovered throughout the islands. Use our Rovinj travel itinerary planner to visit Brijuni Islands on your trip to Rovinj, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I found the trip to the Islands Brijoni, the most interesting thing about my vacation in Croatia (Istrian peninsula). The Islands are beautiful, with an interesting flora and fauna, crystal clear water and unspoiled allowed me to take a refreshing swim (impossible to do the same in Pula or Fažana, literally taken by assault); It is only 15 minutes by ferry from the port of Fažana and electric cars or bicycles can be rented on site to visit independently. Excellent services, the new interactive Museum of flora and fauna is a small gem for both adults and children and also a photography museum dedicated to the life of Titus on the island has its own charm. For me, if you're in the area, a trip to the Islands is a must!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful landscape. We have booked the trip about the hotel (Atlas Agency), so you need not take care of the directions. We are from Porec with a air-conditioned ship driven to the island, the ship was away from the other ferries, so all very stress-free. The stay on the island was about 3 hours. We drove an hour by train, was specially reserved for us, so we got a good overview of the island, at 37 degrees, it would be impossible to walk. The tour guide was interesting and entertaining presentations. Rarely a successful trip booked.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Once arrived at the small village of Fazana, you just have to visit the largest island of the archipelago of Brioni. The parking is free of charge and there are many even before entering the village. There are two possibilities: either you choose to do the hike with private boats or entrusted to one of the agencies present being careful not to let you "cheat" because to us the first agency met told us that the seats for the excursion were completed and that you had to book well in advance of proposing a hike more expensive or anyone who tells you that you cannot bathe with that kind of excursion. We, in the end, we chose to visit the largest island with the agency located in the immediacy of the pier where boats leave, paying some 27 apiece. The departure is scheduled at 10 and after about 10 minutes you arrive at the main island where we waited for a guide in Italian which made us get on a train and then wait for another group of Italians from elsewhere in the coast. On the train in fact hallucinatory heat the Guide allowed us to keep the doors open as long as we held and not leave open. From the port we headed to the zoo-safari where there are now just a few animals including zebras, cows, buffaloes, ostriches that seem abandoned a bit to themselves and then we made a stop about 10 minutes near a bar where there is the fence of the elephant which has more than 45 years (unfortunately doesn't show up easily and stereotyped movements so don't be disappointed if you can't see it well) and sea turtle, there was even a goat that ran alone in search of leaves to eat that was approaching; There is a nice view on another island of the archipelago in the shape of number eight. From there we continued our ride letting us see the golf courses, the various residences used by various heads of State of Croatia, or by celebrities, politics, music where the military in charge of the care of the Park; in the most beautiful part of the island where there are ancient Roman ruins or where the water is gorgeous, a little further on there is an ancient olive tree and finally we made it back to the Centre of the island where there is the Church, the Museum, a bar and a gift shop where you will find the famous Parrot Koki which actually never talks. The 12 o'clock train tour is over for those who want to can continue the tour with a guide in museums and collections of stuffed animals and photographs of the Church, we decided to take advantage of the time left to take a bath. Not being able to walk over to the Roman ruins we decided to visit the nearby pine forest and take a bath here and since we had brought with us lunch we used to eat. At 14 we took the ferry to Fazana. On one there is the possibility to rent golf carts and power turn independently the island at prices which are not very cheap.
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  • December 10, 2013
    I've been here some 25 years ago and still have vivid memories of this historic island and rich past.liked that ride through safari park, visit at Titos white villa etc...I would recommend to everyone to visit in sommertime.My best regards to miss Bertanjoli...

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