Mljet National Park
Mljet Island is situated in Croatia’s Dalmatian region and is the southernmost and easternmost island in the Adriatic Sea. Covering the entire northwest area of Mljet Island is a spectacular National Park that attracts a large number of tourists every year. The famous Mljet National Park is home to two of the country’s iconic attractions – the Veliko Jezero (large) and Malo Jezero (small) saltwater lakes. Surrounding the beautiful lakes are pathways, hiking and biking trails and shady, scented pine and bay woods that are ideal for exploring. You can also enjoy the idyllic views of Mljet from the water’s perspective by hiring a kayak.
Explore the attractions situated in the National Park on foot, or hire a bike to cover much more ground. The natural saltwater lakes stretch out over 4km of the park and create a tranquil beauty spot. Located in the centre of the large lake is the tiny island of Sveta Marija. Hop aboard a boat and enjoy a scenic sail to discover the 12th century church and the Benedictine monastery that is situated on the isle. The monastery has been refashioned into a charming café/restaurant where you can enjoy a drink and snacks, and a historic atmosphere.
From the summit of the nearby hills you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the National Park and beautiful coastline. Hire a bike and venture further afield to the village of Babino Polje, the island’s largest settlement. Visit the impressive Odisejeva špilja limestone coastal cave and admire its 66ft long tunnel and ancient Greek mythology vibe. Mljet has many secluded coves and bays where you can easily find an idyllic peaceful location for a spot of relaxation. Cool off with a swim in the turquoise crystal clear waters and enjoy the peace and tranquility of majestic Mljet Island.
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