The Brijuni Islands, just off the small town of Fažana, which is a few kilometres north of Pula, and accessible from there by bus, are a great place to while away a day in Croatia. When I went it was very rainy and windy, but it was still a very enjoyable day. Once off the boat, you can choose your language, as guides with language boards stand around the harbour. They then take you off to see the museum celebrating Yugoslav leader Tito and his regular and long visits to these islands. After that, it’s a land train to whizz you round the island, stopping to look at some turtles, an elephant, some goats and zebras, but whooshing past a Roman villa by one of the bays.
The rain died away just as most people caught the boat back to the mainland, and I sneaked off back across the island to see the Roman villa properly, getting the boat back an hour later than the others. Here are some pictures.