Mali Brijun is located within Brijuni National Park and is the second largest island of the Brijuni archipelago. It is best known for its fortifications Fort Brioni Minor, which is the largest fortification on the Adriatic coast. But this is not a story about the rich past of the island, but about its future.
Brijuni National Park will provide its future visitors with a completely different offer, unique for the Istrian peninsula. Namely, on the island of Mali Brijun, in the bay of Sv. Mikule where the former military dormitories are located, a new complex of seven buildings was equipped, whose purpose will be primarily educational and research.
Newly renovated ground floor houses are intended to accommodate preschool and school and university groups, NGOs, artists, scientists and anyone who wants to implement educational programs on the island, such as outdoor schools and cultural programs, research and workshops.
Four buildings, with a total area of 100 to 180 square meters, have been converted into dormitories. Visitors will be available in total 17 hostel-type rooms with about sixty beds, with shared or separate bathrooms. In the remaining ones there is an info point, a catering facility - a restaurant, a storage room and janitor's rooms.
The new content will contribute to a significant expansion of the offer of the Brijuni National Park in the segment of excursion tourism, since Mali Brijun is currently closed to visitors, except for some announced groups.
In order to increase mobility and availability of new facilities on Mali Brijun, in Tehnomont Shipyard Pula was designed and built new passenger ship. With more frequent shipping to the islands, this catamaran ship with a capacity of 150 passengers, will enable the realization of a completely new offer for visitors with higher environmental standards.
It’s all in line with the project "New clothes of Brijuni" whose general goal is to improve the management of the Brijuni National Park on the principles of sustainable use of natural heritage with the aim of socio-economic development of the local community through the development of visitor infrastructure and attractive tourist facilities and raising visitors' knowledge of the importance of natural heritage.
Photos: Brijuni National Park