Brijuni Archeology Pearls

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

Professionally guided sightseeing tour of the most important archeological sites of the Brijuni introducing the visitors to the rich past of the islands through various cultural and historical periods, from prehistory, through antiquity, Late Antiquity and Byzantine period to the Venetian era. 

The tour includes a visit to the most layered and the longest inhabited Brijuni site, the Byzantine castrum, and the nearby St. Mary's Basilica, the oldest Christian building on the island, continuing with a hill-fort from the Bronze Age and a sumptuous Roman residential villa from the 1st century in Verige Bay. The tour ends with a visit to the church of St. Germain from the 15th century which houses a part of the original mosaic from the Roman villa in Verige Bay.

The Roman villa in Verige bay is part of the Roman Emperors Route which has received a certificate of the Council of Europe and the European Institute of Cultural routes. Route that is 3,5 thousand kilometers long stretches through Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania and promotes archaeological tourism. It covers 20 archaeological sites important for the period of imperial Rome and related to the lives of 17 Roman emperors.

DURATION: 4 hours including a 30-minute break. 

ITINERARY:

A tourist train ride to the Byzantine castrum and St. Mary's Basilica. After sightseeing, the train continues the ride towards the hill-fort. Sightseeing continues as a walking tour. A visit to the hill-fort and the Roman villa in Verige Bay and return to the centre. After the break, the final visit to the little church of St. Germain.

NOTE:

Archeological tour requires that visitors wear solid and sturdy footwear, adequate head protection from the sun and that they carry sufficient liquid.

Good physical fitness desirable.