BRIJUNI
At the first glimpse of Brijuni it becomes clear why this destination was desirable to many of the world’s famous leaders, royal families, politicians, actors and singers. Fourteen big and small islands are rich with forest and meadows, parks, alleys of cypress and pines. Most interesting is an olive tree around 1600 years old that even after so many years gives the fruit from which the olive oil is made. Aside from the natural heritage, this archipelago is rich with history and archeological sites. Remains of a Roman villa and a Roman settlement, Castrum, and hill fort, Gradine, are some of sights that are worth a visit and show that even in the ancient times the value of the archipelago was recognizable. Today Brijuni are one of eight Croatian national parks.