National park Mljet

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National park Mljet

Mljet National Park covers the entire north-west part of Mljet Island. Mljet National Park is large area that borders two salt water lakes – Veliko i Malo jezero (Large and Small lake) The Lakes stretch for about 4 kilometres. Right in the middle of the Large Lake there is a small island / islet Melita (Sveta Marija) with large building of former Benedictine monastery, erected there in 12th century. The monastery’s building is now café/restaurant. The small island is connected by boats that sail there from both sides of the Lake. The seaside villages of Pomena, Polace, Sobra and Saplunara attract the most visitors. They come for the hiking, biking, swimming, stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere that reign everywhere. The lushly forested island is so seductive, it's said that Odysseus came and stayed for seven years. You can even visit the Odysseus cave. It's really a large and beautiful grotto where the peripatetic traveller allegedly met the nymph, Calypso, who nursed him back to health on the island. The waters around Mljet are a treasure trove for scuba divers. A recent excavation around a 10th-century shipwreck revealed several hundred artifacts including bottles, amphorae and decorated glass.


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Nestled amidst the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea lies Mljet National Park, a tranquil oasis where nature reigns supreme. This secluded sanctuary boasts pristine forests, shimmering lakes, and rugged coastline, offering visitors a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Embark on a journey of discovery as you venture into the heart of Mljet's untouched wilderness. Wander along winding forest trails, where ancient trees whisper tales of centuries past and sunlight filters through the canopy above, casting dappled shadows on the forest floor.

Follow the path to the park's iconic saltwater lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero, where crystal-clear waters beckon you to take a refreshing dip or explore hidden coves and secluded beaches along the shoreline. Feel the gentle breeze on your skin as you paddle across the tranquil waters, surrounded by the beauty of untouched nature.

For those seeking adventure, Mljet offers a myriad of outdoor activities to satisfy every thrill-seeker. Kayak along the rugged coastline, discovering hidden sea caves and remote cliffs where seabirds nest and dolphins frolic in the waves. Hike to the summit of Montokuc, the highest point on the island, for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape stretching out to the horizon.

But Mljet is not just a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Its rich cultural heritage is evident in the ancient ruins and archaeological sites scattered throughout the park, including the impressive Roman palace at Polače and the picturesque Benedictine monastery on St. Mary's Island.

As the sun sets over the horizon, indulge in a leisurely meal at one of the island's charming waterfront restaurants, where you can savor traditional Dalmatian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients. Toast to another day of adventure and discovery as you watch the sky turn ablaze with fiery hues, casting a magical glow over the tranquil waters of the Adriatic.

Whether you're seeking solitude, adventure, or simply a moment of tranquility amidst the beauty of nature, Mljet National Park offers something for everyone. So pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and embark on an unforgettable journey to Croatia's tranquil haven. The wonders of Mljet await – are you ready to explore them?


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