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.

Mljet At A Glance

How to get there: Fly to Dubrovnik, take a catamaran to Mljet

Population of Mljet Island: 1,088

Things to do in Mljet National Park: Take a boat to St Mary’s Island and visit the Benedictine Monastery, rent a bike and cycle around the island, rent a kayak, swim in the lakes

Towns or islands to visit near Mljet Island: Dubrovnik, Ston, Slano, Korcula

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    Become An Intrepid Explorer

    Covering the majority of Mljet Island, Mljet National Park offers you an opportunity to become an explorer. The spectacular landscapes features diverse ecosystems, and two saltwater lakes for you to navigate. You can explore Veliko Jezero (large) and Malo Jezero (small) on foot, by walking along the trails that lead to the water’s edge, or opt to sail across the lakes in a boat. You can also venture to the island to discover its monastery.

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    Explore The Cycling Trails

    One of the best ways to explore Mljet is on a bicycle. You can easily rent a bike for the day and venture off solo. Following the well-marked paths that encircle the beautiful lakes of Mljet National Park ensures that you won’t get lost. There are also shady trails that lead deeper into the stunning natural landscape. The many defined vantage points and peaks that are dotted all over the island, offer prime photo opportunities.

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    Discover Secluded And Hidden Beaches

    If you’re feeling adventurous, you can hire a kayak and explore Mljet from the unique water’s edge perspective. Paddle your way across the clear aquamarine waters whilst admiring the stunning unspoiled natural landscape. There are peaceful secluded bays and hidden coves, and also white pebble beaches for you to visit and explore. Find yourself an idyllic spot, and enjoy an afternoon kayaking, swimming or snorkelling. Sunbathing is the perfect alternative option, if you’re feeling lazy.

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