National Park Brijuni

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Brijuni archipelago comprises 14 islands opposite the Istrian town of Fazana, declared a national park on 27 October 1983. The park covers a total of 33.9 kilometers square.
The archipelago consists of two large islands: Veli and Mali Brijuni and twelve smaller. Due to the exceptional beauty and mild climate since the beginning of last century, the islands are a favorite destination of tourists from around the world. The edges of the islands are mostly low and rocky, easily accessible, with sandy and pebble beaches.
This picturesque archipelago has always attracted people who are looking for peace and natural beauty, and it has been inhabited since Roman and Byzantine times. The remains of Roman villas, luxury facilities, and decorative mosaics witness of the appeal of the place. The most interesting are the remains of a Roman villa in Verige. In this complex are involved Temples of Neptune and Venus. On the west coast of the island of Veliki Brijun in the bay Dobrika are preserved late-Byzantine castles and Byzantine basilicas. Ruins confirm the existence of settlements until the sixteenth century.

The White House on the island of Veli Brijuni was the summer residence of Marshal Tito, during his term of office at the time of Yugoslavia, where he received many public officials and delegations.
Currently on the island of Veli Brijuni we can find approx. 600 endemic species of plants, mostly Mediterranean. In the northern part there is the safari park with deers, zebras, ostriches, giraffes and other animals.

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