The legend said that the God himself formed Brijuni islands, similar to the paradise itself. In 1983. it was declared as a Croatian national park. The surface of the whole park is 3395 acres. It covers the archipelago of 14 islands. Morphologicaly, these islands are a part of Istria. The Veliki Brijun (Big Brijun) is the most beautiful and the most visited of all the islands. The islands were inhabited through the history by the tribe Histri, then the Romans and the Bysanthium empire. The part of the island had residential villa from the former Yugoslav president Tito. Later on it was used by all Croatian presidents as the summer residence. An interesting thing is that dinosaur footprints were found on he island dating 130 million years back in history.
OUR TIP: Explore the cultural and natural history of the park