Brijuni are a group of two larger and twelve smaller islets along the West coast of Istria, near Pula. Between Brijuni and a land is two kilometers large Fazana’s channel with the total area of only 7 km2. Brijuni is a National park. Both archipelago and the surrounding sea are under protection.
The Brijuni Archipelago is known for its preserved Mediterranean vegetation, which is partly landscape and partly a safari park. The archipelago is noted for its valuable cultural heritage from the Roman and Byzantine times. Due to its extraordinary beauty, the Brioni Islands have been, for over a hundred years now, a favourite tourist destination of world statesmen and aristocracy. The summer residence (for Croatian president) is located on the biggest island Veli Brijun and it is the one of the most often visiting tourist and congress center. Ferry to the islands takes 20 minutes. Cars are not allowed on the islands. The transport on the islands is provided under car-trains (the way is 3 km). Visitors stay in the hotels on the east part of Veli Brijun. There is large possibility of waters sport as a: windsurfing, yachting or golf, tennis and horseback riding.