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Veli Brijun Brijuni Islands Croatia Cruise Port Guide


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The Brijuni Tourist Service (tel 052-525 883) is in Fazana, on the coast, and sells tickets to the park which include the boat and guided tour.

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The Brijuni (or, in Italian, Brioni) Islands National Park is only 6km from Pula, on the Istrian coast. There are two main islands and 12 islets but only the largest island, Veli Brijun can be visited (unless you have your own boat) and you must come either with an excursion or with a hotel booking.

The main curiosity of Veli Brijun is the peculiar collection of animal life. Former Yugoslav leader, Marshal Tito had his summer residence there and liked exotic animals. When guests came to visit they brought animal "pets" such as zebras, elephants and antelopes which are now housed on the island. The guided tour last three hours and takes you through the "safari park", Tito's residence and various ancient ruins.

Getting to the Brijuni Islands: A guided excursion is mandatory unless you arrange accommodation on the main island. Excursions can be arranged through travel agencies in Pula, Porec and Rovinj. You can also go directly to the Brijuni Tourist Service in Fazana.

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Language: Croatian

All five-star and most four-star hotels in Croatia have internet access in some form, usually in a business center with a high-speed connection. You do not necessarily need to stay in the hotel to use the internet. Naturally, you do need to pay for it at about the same rate as the local cybercafe.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Opening Hours and Holidays:
banks and post offices are generally open from 7AM to 7PM without breaks, and public offices from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. During the tourist season, post offices are generally open until 9PM, including Saturdays.

Shops and department stores are open from 8AM to 8PM without breaks.

Since 2009 shopping hours are not regulated anymore, therefore most stores in tourist destinations are open 7 days a week.

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