Just off the coast from Pula are the Brijuni islands. The fourteen islands are the most interesting and indented group of islands in Istria.
The abundance of flora creates a unique green landscape which is the habitat of numerous bird species, deer, mouflon, and other game. It was a residence of the late Yugoslav President Tito, and many came to the islands as his guests, including Elizabeth Taylor and Sofia Loren, nowadays the likes of John Malkovich and Vanessa Redgrave.
Today the islands are a national park, the only one in Istria. If you're not staying in one of the villas that are open to the public now, you can visit them only in tour groups conducted around the villas and through the safari park in tourist trains.