PHOTOS: Now is the Time to Visit the Brijuni Islands

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Now is the time to visit the Brijuni islands
Now is the time to visit the Brijuni islands

Saturday 11 September 2020 – With a trip to one of Croatia’s most spectacular National Parks coming at half price in September, now is the time to visit the Brijuni islands!

A remarkable fish-shaped islet, part of the Brijuni islands © Croatian National Tourist Board

For a long time, beautiful Brijuni wasn’t for the likes of you or me. Visit the Brijuni islands? I think not. The picturesque and peaceful collection of islands and islets were reserved for the select few. Once an exclusive beach resort catering only to the richest in Austro-Hungarian society, then the private summer residence of Tito, its stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife were off limits to most for close to 100 years.


© Johann SUHM

These days, the Brijuni islands is a lot more accessible, although it maintains its exclusivity with a high cost of visiting independently by boat. However, the National Park runs daily boat services Fažana, just north of Pula. And with this all-inclusive boat trip coming at half price this September, there’s never been a better time to visit the Brijuni islands.

© Romulić & Stojčić

© Romulić & Stojčić

During this month, a trip to visit the Brijuni islands comes at th promotional price of 115 kuna for adults and 57.50 kuna for children (aged four to 14). The ticket price includes the return boat trip from Fažana, an expert guide, a tour of the island by tourist train, viewing the Natural History Collection, current photo exhibition ‘Tito on Brijuni’ and more.

© Romulić & Stojčić

© Romulić & Stojčić

You can wander through the Brijuni Mediterranean garden or marvel at copies of frescoes and Glagolitic scripts at the exhibition in the 15th-century church of St. German. Or, you can just peel off and do your own thing.

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© Neven Prasnikar

© Neven Prasnikar

The discount visit the Brijuni islands is available every day throughout September with departures of the ship from Fažana taking place at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm.

The islands are famous for their nature. As well as larger residents, there are almost 700 plant species and about 250 bird species on the islands ©

© Dguendel

Look out for special weekend activities also planned for this month and which will be part of any boat visit – on September 19th and 20th, you and the family can meet the elephant Lanka. On September 26th and 27th, a detailed guided tour of the Brijuni Mediterranean Garden will take place when you can learn about the secret life of plants and insects.

A tourist train takes visitors around the island’s safari park ©

© Logica olgica

Due to the epidemiological situation, masks are mandatory in all indoor areas of the National Park. Although for any outdoor activities on this visit the Brijuni islands, they are not insisted upon.


© David Lukšić

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