National Park Brijuni
The Brijuni islands, only national park in Istria distant not more than 20 minutes boat ride from Fazana harbour, a unique combination of untouched nature, rich flora and fauna and a long, interesting and rich historical and cultural heritage. Of settlements from the Bronze Age through Roman villas of ancient times, to the vision and persistence of the Austrian industrialist Paul Kupelwieser who with Nobel Prize winner Robert Koch abandoned islands turned into an exotic place in the late 19th century, the story is that these islands have to tell. Brijuni were longtime summer residence of former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito and the place where he hosted many world leaders and celebrities of world political and cultural life. Today, Brijuni islands are oasis of peace, tranquility and intimacy of pristine nature with crystal clear water and a place you simply must visit.
Little Brijun is the second largest island of the archipelago, which in summer turns into a stage on which Ulysses Theatre, led by world-renowned actor Rade Serbedzija, in the old Austro-Hungarian military fortress performing Shakespeare, Brecht or Krleža plays, directed by renowned theater directors from the region. Stage Ulysses Theatre in the Fort Minor on Little Brijun is a unique place, the theater under a starlit sky on a summer night is a unique experience.
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