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Sites worth visiting

Hotel Istra Brijuni

The Byzantine castrum

The richest site by its strata on the Brijuni stretches on a surface area somewhat larger than 1 hectare in Madona Bay. Findings from the period of the Roman Republic and Empire, late antiquity, Eastern Goths, Byzantium, the Carolingian period and Venice testify to its longtime settlement.

dinosaur footprints

Dinosaur footprints

The richness of Brijuni is also amplified by geopaleontological sites where more than 200 footprints of dinosaurs have been discovered. It is believed that these ancient reptiles walked Brijuni 130-100 million years ago.
old olive tree

The old olive tree

The old olive tree is one of the oldest olive trees in the Mediterranean, a fact that has been proved by research carried out on samples of this ancient olive tree by the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb, in the 1960s.

Persons worth knowing about

paul kupelweiser

Paul Kupelwieser

The Austrian industrialist and expert on steel who bought malaria-ridden Brijuni in 1893 and transformed them into a fashionable summer and health resort of the European and global aristocracy was a great visionary. 

robert koch

Robert Koch

Discovered the cause of tuberculosis and cholera and was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1905. An exceptionally important task for Paul Kupelwieser was to exterminate malaria from the islands.

josip broz tito

Josip Broz Tito

The Brijuni Islands are known for long standing activity of Josip Broz Tito, the president of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Tito was a distinguished statesman and one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.

trail zelenikovac

Educational trail Zelenikovac

The walking educational trail Zelenikovac is a unique blend of natural, cultural and geological-paleontological heritage from the Early Cretaceous period.

underwater trail

Educational underwater trail

The educational underwater trail in Verige Bay on the southern side of Veliki Brijun offers a unique experience of visiting natural and archaeological sites of the exceptionally rich and well-preserved marine world in Brijuni National Park.

bicycle trail

Bicycle trail

Slightly over 13 kilometers of the trail lead through exhibition areas, the golf course, various facilities, the Safari Park and Ethno Park, archaeological sites, forests, rocky coast and the bays. It would be hard to find a more diverse cycling trail.

Tito's cadillac

Tito’s Cadillac

Almost every visitor to the National Park wishes to take a ride in Tito’s Cadillac, which arrived in Brijuni as early as 1953 as a gift to the former president of Yugoslavia from Croatian immigrants in Canada.

Koki the cockatoo

Koki the cockatoo

Koki, Tito’s well-known parrot and one of the rare examplars of yellow-crested cockatoos which live up to 100 years, is a legend that lives on Brijuni Islands.

spring water

Spring water

The memorial to spring water on Brijuni Islands consists of the memorial well and the sculpture by Frano Kršinić, “Woman with a Bucket/Water Carrier/Woman from Primorje”.